Acton Memorial Library
2018 Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program begins on June 27th!

The child reading independently and the family reading together are invited to join in the program for a rich and rewarding summer. Pick up your reading logbook at the library beginning on June 27th.

There is the Reading Club, the July Scavenger Hunt, the Weekly Raffles and a plethora of Special Programs! Call 978-929-6655, ext 4 or stop by the Children's Department for more information.

Summer Craft Times

Thursday Drop-In Crafts
10:00AM - 12:45PM, Ages 3-7
Drop-in for a 15 minute craft!
July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2,9, 16, 23

Grades 1-3 Craft Time
ARRIVE at 2:00PM
July 5, 19 and August 2, 16

Grades 4-6 Craft Time
ARRIVE at 2:00PM
July 12, 26 and August 9, 23

Sign up to be a...
Friday Morning Player!

If you are a kid who:
  • likes to work with others
  • is going into Grades 5-8
  • wants to practice being in front of an audience
THEN  you can be a Friday Morning Player!

What : AML Drama Program. Rehearse a short play. Present it the same day, scripts in hand
Where : AML
When : Friday mornings at 9:00AM (July 6-August 24)
How: Sign-up for one Friday or all 8.

Sign-up begins on June 1. For more information, call the Children's Department at 978-929-6655, ext. 4 or stop by to speak with a children's librarian.
Yoga for Kids
School kids meditating during yoga class in basketball court at school gym
Instructor Julie McKay

Ages 5-9

July 10, 2:00-3:00PM (register on June 25)
July 31, 2:00-3:00PM (register on July16)
August 14 2:00-3:00PM (register on July 30)

Even Mor e Special Programs!

Pop-Up Afternoons
July 3 & August 7 at 2:00-3:00PM
Carefully explore a non-circulating collection of extraordinary pop-up books. Ages 4 and up.

Beginning Origami
July 10 at 10:00-11:00AM 
(registration begins on June 25)
Instructor Lisa Corfman. Grades 4-6.

Stuffed Animal Picnic
July 16 at 2:00PM
Bring a favorite stuffed friend for songs, food, and fun!

80s Rock the Library (by Jim Manning)
July 17 at 2:30PM

Sensu Fan Painting 
July 25 at 5:00-6:00PM 
(registration begins on July 9)
Ages 9-16

Henna Artist (Mandy Roberge)
August 1 at 6:00-8:00PM
Ages 9-16

Indian Art Workshop
August 8 at 3:00-4:30PM
(registration begins on July 30)
Ages 8-13

Act!vated Storytellers Family Program with Tuneful Tales
August 22 at 3:00PM, 
Special pre-show class at 2:30PM 
(registration begins on July 30)
Acton's participation in the 2018 nationwide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the following organizations:
  • Acton Memorial Library
  • Massachusetts Library System
  • Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Friends of the Acton Libraries
  • Acton Memorial Library Foundation
  • Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council
  • Boston Bruins
Come Read to Molly
Wednesdays at
4:15-5:15PM

July 11, 18, 25, 
August 1, 8, 15

Make a 15 minute appointment to read aloud 
to Molly, a super cute 
Labradoodle & good listener.

Preregistration is required. 
Call 978-929-6655, ext.4
Drop-in Storytimes


Ages 3 -7

Fridays at 10:30AM
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
No registration required.
Family Movie Time!

Friday, July 20 @ 7:00PM and Friday, August 187 @ 7:00PM.

Check with the Children's Department for movie selections.
Ed Morgan
Live Music for Kids
 
July 2, 23 and August 6, 20 at 3:30-4:15PM

Bring your kids to dance and sing along!
Lego Afternoons    
 
July 6, 27, August 24
2:00-3:00PM
Ages 4 and up

You bring your imagination, we provide the Legos!

Playing Games


The library's fine (and fun) collection of games is at your disposal!
 
July 24 and August 21
2:00-4:00PM
Ages 6-12
New Books
   

Click here for a list of new 
books in the Children's Department.