Information:

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment Only:

  • Mon-Fri: 10am – 4pm
  • Thurs: until 7pm
  • Sat: 10am-12pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials.

Library by Appointment

  • Mon-Fri: 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm appointment slots.
  • Sat: 10am,11am, or 12pm appointment slots.
  • Call 860-395-3184

Reopening Plans & Updates

Acton Public Library

60 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Tel: 860-395-3184 

Events

The Acton Library provides educational programs for all ages. Our events are free and open to the public. Some programs have age recommendations. Please look at the event calendar to see if you need to register for a seat.

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Day: Linkee at 4:00 PM

    If you like your quiz games simple, fast and fun, then welcome to Linkee. This family party game does things a little differently than other quiz games – for starters, you don’t win by getting the questions right, but by guessing the link between the answers!  Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia at 6:30 PM

    Join Cindy for Ultimate Pub Trivia using Zoom.  Match wits on topics like pop culture, technology and history. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Aug 13, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Genealogy Interest Group at 10:30 AM

     This program will be held using Zoom. Come explore your family roots! Meet with other patrons who are gathering information about their family trees and learn about the research databases that are available to you here at the library, including Ancestry Library Edition and Newsbank. Meetings are on Thursdays with the library's cataloger, Donna Tappin. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to 'tune-up' your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.   Free and open to all.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Aug 13, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Writing Group at 2:00 PM

    Join Fiona in this no pressure virtual writing group for all skill levels through Zoom.  This group's primary goal is to motivate each other and offer support.  This group will work on fiction, non-fiction and essay pieces using writing prompts and will workshop each other's pieces. Free and open to all ages 18+. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Aug 13, 2020 -- Books on Tap Book Club at 6:30 PM

        This program will be held outside at the Town Hall.  Please bring your own chair. Join Lisa, our Head of Circulation, for Books on Tap Book Club.  Let's get together at the Old Saybrook Town Hall Green to discuss The Bear by Andrew Krivak.  This book is available through Hoopla as an audiobook or ebook and is also available in print at the library. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held through Zoom. Free and open to all ages 21+.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: TOWN HALL GREEN

  • Tue, Aug 11, 2020 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts at 10:00 AM

    Kids! Pick up a fun craft-in-a-bag to make at home. When you register, let us know if you want a preschool craft, a "STEM" type craft, or an origami craft. Call the library to set up a time to pick up your craft through our curbside service, until further notice.

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts at 10:00 AM

    Kids! Pick up a fun craft-in-a-bag to make at home. When you register, let us know if you want a preschool craft, a "STEM" type craft, or an origami craft. Call the library to set up a time to pick up your craft through our curbside service, until further notice.

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 -- VIRTUAL ZOOM: Wiggle Bookworms Story Time with Miss Rogina at 10:30 AM

    Join us through Zoom for a fun, interactive story time with Miss Rogina. Share stories and songs together. This story time is best for children ages birth through age 2. Please register to receive your email invitation to attend Zoom. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 -- VIRTUAL ZOOM Food Explorers - Pop-tarts! at 5:00 PM

    Kids age 8 and up! Join Katie, Registered Dietician, to make homemade chocolate Pop-tarts! Make pastry dough, fudge filling, and a delicious glaze.  The ingredients you will need are: cocoa powder; chocolate chips; butter; all-purpose flour; sugar, 1 egg; confectioners sugar; and 1/2 cup of whole milk or heavy cream. A food processor is helpful, but not required.  Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Aug 13, 2020 -- Grab 'N Go Crafts at 10:00 AM

    Kids! Pick up a fun craft-in-a-bag to make at home. When you register, let us know if you want a preschool craft, a "STEM" type craft, or an origami craft. Call the library to set up a time to pick up your craft through our curbside service, until further notice.

ReOpening Plans & Updates

ReOpening Plans & Updates

8/10 Update: We have expanded our hours to include Saturday morning for both curbside pickup and library appointments. Curbside pickups and library appointments are both at 10am, 11am, and 12pm. Must call 860.395.3184. Review the info about both types of appointments below to help us follow health and town guidelines to fight COVID.

7/29 Update: The Library is open by appointment, Monday-Friday in 45 minute slots at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm. Quick Browse, Computer, and Children's Room appointments. Please read the guidelines we are following and ask you to follow when you visit.  Library Appointment Information We will continue Curbside Pickup. Let's stay safe together. 


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