The Acton Public Library strives to foster a lifelong enjoyment of reading, exploration of knowledge, and enrichment of our community by providing access to a broad array of quality materials, programming, and knowledgeable personnel in an inviting setting.
Due to current physical distancing regulations, we will not be hosting our annual book, plant and pie sale this year. However, like every year, I did prepare and set aside some perennials from my garden as well as house plants. Let me know if you're interested. Donations will go directly to the Acton Public Library as we do rely on this annual fundraiser to balance our budget.
Curb-side pick-up starts on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Patrons will not be admitted inside to browse the shelves.
Please email your book selection or if you need help selecting a book, call ahead (when we are open).
Our catalog can be accessed from our website www.acton.lib.me.us.
Patron’s books will be in a bag in the front room with their first name.
For the safety of staff and patrons, we plan to open slowly. We will be open on Wednesdays, 9-3 and Thursday evenings, 4-7.
We look forward to serving you and miss you all.
May 20 Story Time Books at 10 am. This will be our last Wednesday story time (may move to Fridays, stay tuned). zoom link will be posted tomorrow morning.
Veggie-Grow Earth Day Seed Kits contain 6 easy to grow vegetables. Free!
Strawbery Banke Museum... VIRTUAL BABY ANIMALS: HERITAGE BREEDS AT THE BANKE "While the coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of this year's live event, you can still enjoy Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke with your family, virtually! Each year, Strawbery Banke Museum partners with farms and animal educators from NH, ME, MA, and NY who are experts in heritage animals including lambs, kids, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks, and ducklings."
Pictured below: Nigerian Dwarf goats from Tiny Hill Farm in Acton, ME!!
Maine State Library offers a library card to any Maine resident, either by online registration or in person. Identification with a valid current Maine mailing address is required to pick up the card.
We will be selling raffle tickets for this beautiful, handmade quilt through the summer until Acton Public Library's 100th Birthday in September. Details are in the photo below. Thank you Jennifer Toussaint for donating this creative work of art
Although Acton Public Library is closed right now, I do want to let you all know we are showcasing the art of R.E. Mongue/Old Tree Art. When we open again, be sure to stop in to see it. In the meantime, like his page, Old Tree Art, and visit Sanford Art Association's Website to see some of his art. https://sites.google.com/site/sanfordartassociation/our-artists
Sanford Art Association represents local artists in Sanford, Maine and adjacent regions. Find us in the historic brick building located at 917 Main Street in Sanford, Maine. Our exhibits include acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings, pottery and sculpture.
Tomorrow’s Story 10am. It’ll be through zoom again, (as I can’t figure out FB Live). I’ll post the link in the morning.
This looks like great fun for all ages. If you missed this morning's meeting with Gaia, the Center for Wildlife’s great horned owl ambassador, you can still watch their video. They hold Morning Meetings with their Wildlife Ambassadors at 10am :) https://www.facebook.com/CenterForWildlife/
We are dedicated to a sustainable future for local wildlife.
teachers, homeschoolers and parents,
"In an effort to provide home-bound students educational content that is fun, interactive and professionally delivered, CILC will begin offering programs from champion Content Providers beginning Monday, March 23rd. Targeted to students in grades K-6, programs will cover topics in STEM, Social Studies, Literacy, and Art/Music from 8:30-2:30 CST. All programs are free-of-charge and will be in webinar format. Most of the programs will be recorded so that students can access them at any time after the live program."
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The Acton Public Library will be closed through May 31. Maine State Libraries are in Stage 2 of the reopening process. We will open Wednesday, June 3 for curbside pick-up ONLY. Please email your book choice ahead of time. You can search our catalog with the link on our website. www.acton.lib.me.us
We have a checklist of guidelines to follow which will help keep our patrons and employees safe. In the meantime:
~ Please leave your “checked-out” library books in the book drop under the window.
~ All Inter-Library Loans are paused.
~ ALL late fees will be forgiven.
~ Our Free 24/7 wireless internet can be accessed outside our building (parking lot/picnic table).
~ If you have any questions please reach out on Facebook or [email protected]
Our Spring Book is up at the Mary Grant Nature Preserve, 420 Sam Page Road. This .4 mile loop is a great way to get the kids outside. There is a fairy village in the middle of the walk that could use some spring fixings after the winter snow. Very minimal mud and NO bugs. Get out there soon!
***We are postponing the Fairy & Gnome Garden Party. In following the many cancelations of gatherings of notable size, we will celebrate this fun event later when dust and germs have settled.***
This is the last weekend to read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen on the StoryWalk at Mary Grant Nature Preserve (420 Sam Page Road in Acton).
Our Spring book will be going up next week!
35 H Rd Acton, ME 04001
Community Calendar: http://acton.lib.me.us/events/calendar/
Hours & Closures:
2nd & 3rd Saturday 9am-Noon
**open every Saturday in July and August**
New Years Eve & Day
Town Meeting in June
Saturday before Labor Day**
Thanksgiving and the Friday after
December 24, 25 & 26
**Snow cancellations will follow the town hall closings**
Still waiting to see the results of the chili/chowder night!
Check out 2nd grade MJAM's picture book review #7: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. It won the Caldecott Honor in 1949!
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