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Please see our information regarding Curbside Pickup . Here is info about our Reopening Plans & Updates.

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment Only:

Mon – Wed: 10am – 4pm

Thurs: 10am-7pm

Fri: 10am-4pm

Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials.

Acton Public Library

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

Hours

Mon-Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun (mid-Oct-mid-May): 1pm – 5pm

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.

  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 11:00 AM

    Join me, using Zoom, for a virtual cup of coffee (or tea, OJ, etc.) and join in a conversation started with TableTopics cards. Free and open to all. Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Day: Blank Slate at 4:00 PM

    Join Cindy for a game of Blank Slate using Zoom.  Players need to fill in the blank.  If exactly 2 players have the same word, they each get 3 points.  If 3 or more players have the same word, they each get 1 point.  If there is no match, there is no point.  The first player to 25 points wins! Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Jul 15, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Night: Ultimate Pub Trivia at 6:30 PM

    Join me for 3 rounds of 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, Jul 16, 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, Jul 16, 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

  • Mon, Jul 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.

  • Tue, Jul 14, 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, Jul 15, 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, Jul 15, 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

  • Thu, Jul 16, 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

7/2 Update: Items from other libraries in our consortium will begin accepting request (as long as they are staffed) beginning July 6th. You will not have to limit to just Acton items. https://os.catalog.lionlibraries.org/

7/1 Update: Curbside pickup slots have been expanded, and will now begin at 10am instead of 11 am. There is no pickup on the 3rd of July, as it is a Town Holiday. The library's self checkout station has been installed. There will still be staff at the other service desks, this is just an option for those that would like to utilize it. All staff will need some training on it for when we reopen. 

6/24 Update: The plexiglass for our three service desks has been ordered. Some furniture is being removed to help with social distancing requirements, and being stored in the Grady Thomas Room. 

6/23 Update: We are currently repairing our cupola. We will also soon be installing a new boiler, our old one was 20 years old and was having an increasing amount of costly issues. We do not yet have a date for installation of the plexiglass. We have begun offering printing for curbside pickup. Email curbside@actonlibrary.org to help with your printing needs.

6/16 Update: We wanted to give you an update of where the library is in terms of reopening. We will not be opening on June 17th, and many other libraries in the state are not ready either. We are currently waiting on the installation of plexiglass. When that is installed we will be able to talk to our town officials and the health department and see what other measures we will need to take to keep our staff and patrons safe.

We are following the guidelines set out through the town, state, and from the state library.


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