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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 3pm
  • 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 3pm
  • 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, Nov 30, 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

  • Wed, Dec 2, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Wednesday Book Club at 10:30 AM

    This book club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month through Zoom. This month's book is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. Free and open to all. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Wed, Dec 2, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Game Day: Wordsters at 4:00 PM

    Join Cindy, through Zoom, for a different game each week.  This week we will be playing Wordsters.   Write 10 words using a Wordster, a special 3-letter combination. If the Wordster is ITE, you can write bITE, kITE, ITEm, lIsTEn or whIsTlE [whistle]!  Keep the letters together or spread them out. As long as the letters are in order these words count.  Now declare your words and compare words with your opponents. You get a point for every word you have that no other opponent does. But if a word is repeated then the first player to claim it gets 2 points and the others get nothing. Free and open to all ages 14+. Registration is required and available one month prior to the event. Location: ZOOM

  • Thu, Dec 3, 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, Dec 3, 2020 -- VIRTUAL - Genealogy with Carol Ansel at 6:30 PM

    Carol Ansel is the Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, CT, which specializes in genealogy and local histories. Free and open to all. Registration is required and will be 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

11/10/2020 Update: We are now open until 3:00 pm on Saturdays. In-library or curbside is available. We will be closed on Wednesday 11/11/2020 for Veterans Day. We have started our Strategic Planning process again after months of 'waiting and seeing' what COVID was going to do. We have updated our survey to see what the library might offer in light of COVID, please fill it out by November 20th and pass on to any other Old Saybrook residents. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/actonplnov2020

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
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