Acton Memorial Library
Children's Events - August 2019
In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed on the following days:

Saturday, August 31
Sunday, September 1
Monday, September 2

Fall Hours will begin on Tuesday, September 3.

Friday Morning Players*

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

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
WhenFriday at 9 a.m. (August 2 & 9)
How: Sign-up for one or both.

*Registration is required. For more information, call the Children's Department at 978-929-6655, ext. 4 or stop by to speak with a children's librarian.
Read Aloud Book Groups*
Tuesday, August 6

Grades 1 & 2 - 9:30 a.m.
Grades 3 & 4 - 11 a.m.

*Registration is required. Call the Children's Department (978-929-6655, ext. 4) for more information. 
Family Movie
Friday, August 16
7 to 9 p.m.

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.

Rated PG

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. 
Act!vated Storytellers: Tuneful Tales

Tuesday, August 20

Pre-show Workshop* 
at 10 a.m.

Family Program 
at 10:30 a.m.

Act!vated Storytellers Tuneful Tales Family Program is presented by professional performers and features witty scripts, costumes, imaginative props, nonstop action, American Sign Language, physical comedy, audience participation and on occasion music, song and dance, masks and puppets. All set before a gigantic oversized book that encourages reading and promotes a love of literature.

*A pre-show workshop at 10 a.m. for up to 12 "guest stars" (ages 6 and up) who will be cast to play parts in the 10:30pm Activated Story Theatre show. Guest stars must attend a half-hour rehearsal/ workshop before the show begins to learn their roles. Registration is required to be guest stars in the show. Call the Children's Department (978-929-6655, ext. 4) for more information. 
Afternoon Movie
Thursday, August 22
2 to 4 p.m.

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Rated PG

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. 
Thursday Summer Craft Times

Drop-in Crafts 
Ages 3-7
10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
August 1, 8, 15

Afternoon Craft Time Grades 1-3
August 1 & 15 at 2 p.m.

Afternoon Craft Time Grades 4-6
August 8 at 2 p.m.
Summer Story Times

Fridays 10:30 to 12

August 2, 9 & 16

Ages 3 to 7

No registration required.
Ed Morgan
Live Music for Kids
Monday, August 5 & 19
3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Bring your kids to dance and sing along!
Lego Club    
Tuesday, August 6
2:30 to 4 p.m.

Ages 4 and up

You bring your imagination, we provide the Legos!
Come Read to Molly*
Wednesdays at
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

August 7 & 14

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

*Preregistration is required. 
Call 978-929-6655, ext.4
Family Games
Tuesday, August 13  
2:30 to 4 p.m.

The library's collection of games is at the disposal of library users ages 6 to 12 and their families. 
Wednesday,  August 14
1:30 to 3 p.m.

Ages 4 and up

Come test your Bingo skills at AML!
New Books

Click here for a list of new 
books in the Children's Department.
Is My Child Old Enough to be Alone in the Library?

C hildren under 8 may not be left unattended at the library. 

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person 15 years or older. 

Caregivers shall be responsible for supervising the child and for insuring that the child complies with the library behavior guidelines.

Children 8 and older may be left unattended at the discretion of their parent(s) for a period of time not to exceed the hours listed below:
  • Ages 8-10: 1 hour
  • Ages 11-12: 2 hours
  • Ages 13-14: 3 hours
Thank you for helping us make the library a safe and comfortable place for all! 
Acton's participation in the 2019 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
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