Library News

New Logo

 

The Acton Public Library has a new logo! For a few years we have been discussing creating a new logo for the library that symbolizes our place in the community. We want to be a friendly and welcoming place for the whole community. Our previous logo was a bit outdated and hard to format as it was only an image and not a formattable, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file. We kept with the yellow and blue colors of Old Saybrook and if you look you might be able to see the beacon at the center of the P. We hope this becomes a recognizable symbol of a welcoming and fun place, and a Beacon to Ideas.

Beacon Definition: 1. a lighthouse or other signal for guidance. 2. a source of light or inspiration.

 

Design a Bookmark Contest!

Design a Bookmark Contest!

Use your imagination to design an original bookmark for this year’s summer reading program. The theme will be Read Beyond the Beaten Path.

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Acton's Digitized Collection of Historical Items

Acton’s Digitized Collection of Historical Items

One day in the before times (the time before COVID) a representative of the Old Saybrook Historical Society came to Acton bearing four large archival boxes. The boxes contained over 165 years of library history, all primary source documents: receipts, bills, committee notes, letters—including one written by our founder, former New York City Police Commissioner Thomas C. Acton, where he mentions Lady Fenwick. Over the past few months, we’ve been scanning these documents and creating our first digital collection, now hosted by the Connecticut Digital Archive.

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