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New Hours! New Hours!

Information:

Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup Hours by Appointment:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm and Thursday 10 to 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or email curbside@actonlibrary.org to order materials.

Library by Appointment Info 

Book an Appointment

  • Monday-Friday: 10am to 5pm and Thursday 10 until 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 1pm
  • Call 860-395-3184 or use the button above to Book Online

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.

  • Mon, Oct 26, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM

    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

  • Tue, Oct 27, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Cookbook Club: Foodie Dice at 6:00 PM

    Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a fun new way to shake up your cooking routine. Foodie Dice provides inspiration for creating simple, seasonal meals. Using the five primary dice and a seasonal veggie die, create a meal and share virtually what you have made. This month: Method: Pan fry; Protein: Chicken or Tofu; Starch: Quinoa; Vegetable: Arugula; Herb: Basil & Bonus: Onions. Free and open to all ages 14+.   Registration is required and is available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Oct 28, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Day: Boggle at 4:00 PM

    Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each week.  This week we will be playing Boggle. Players search for words made of 3 or more letters.  Words are formed from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  Players will receive points for each word depending on the length of the word. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Oct 29, 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, Nov 2, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Coffee & Conversation at 3:00 PM

    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

Book An Appointment

Book An Appointment

Click on image below to go to booking page. You may also call the library for an appointment, 860-395-3184. Walk-Ins are welcome, but may need to wait if we have reached capacity in any given area. Please go through rear door for in-house services and check in at the desk. You must wear a mask, hand sanitizer is available in various locations. Limited seating. We are following the guidelines given by the State of CT for libraries. If you are interested in Curbside Pickup you may email curbside@actonlibrary.org or call 860-395-3184.  


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ReOpening Plans & Updates

ReOpening Plans & Updates

10/6/2020 Update: Beginning on October 8th, we will open our study room (lower level) for one person at a time. In between appointments staff will clean the room, so we ask that you keep your mask on to protect our staff. One person only, per the health department. The hours for the study room are below. Please only book  the room once a day.

Study Room*:
Monday - Friday morning appointments (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) are 90 minutes.
Monday - Friday afternoon appointments (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) are 3 hours.                      
Saturday appointments (10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) are 2 1/2 hours.

9/24/2020 Update: Starting next Monday (9/28/2020), we will expand our appointment time to coincide with curbside appointments. We have come to realize how much people are enjoying curbside (we had over 750 curbside pickups in August alone), but we want to make appointments more widely available. Book an appointment here! We are open for browsing, but the current safety recommendations are to limit time and to stay socially distanced, especially inside buildings.  We ask that you make an appointment, as we can not guarantee a spot at a given time for a walk-in. We are doing our best to keep the facility and the collection clean, and the staff and patrons, safe. Computer appointments will stay at 45 minutes, but you may extend time on the same computer if no one is waiting. Children's Room is one household per appointment time and children under 12 need to remain with a parent or guardian. We will continue to quarantine books and clean them after the 96 hour quarantine recommendation. We do not charge fines on books or movies, so we will gladly remove late fees if
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