AML 130th Anniversary


The Acton Memorial Library opened to the public 130 years ago

The library was built in 1889 by William Allan Wilde as a gift to his native town and as a memorial to those who served in the Civil War. Dedication ceremonies were held May 24, 1890 and the library opened to the public on June 14.

While the library's planned anniversary festivities have been delayed due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff would like to take a moment to recognize all of those who have contributed over the years to the success of the library: our volunteer Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Acton Libraries , the Acton Memorial Library Foundation , our many volunteers and donors, the various departments of the Town of Acton, and especially YOU, the citizens of Acton, for 130 years of dedicated support.

While we work on our phased re-opening , we very much appreciate your patience and continued support.


Learn more about the history of the library here:



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Questions? We are here to help!
Please call the library at 978-929-6543 and leave a message, or email us at  reference@acton-ma.gov , and a library staff member will get back to you. 


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