Acton Memorial Library
Enjoy the large children's area, computers, story hours and discount museum passes. Very nice selection of books & children's CDs. The giant picture windows are a fun spot for young ones to peer outside. View Schedule of Events & Story Hours.
Couches and cozy nooks with puzzles & puppets round out a fun morning at this library branch. They also feature a nice playground outside the children's wing.
It is part of the Minuteman Library Network, too, so you have access to anything in the networked library branches as well.
Story times for various ages
Annotated lists of new books
Preschool and Scout visits to the Library
Junior Volunteer Program for students in grades 5 through 8
Librarians visit Kindergarten classes at the end of every school year
Library instruction for Grades 5 and 6
Booktalks for Grade 4 classes
Book Discussion Groups for Grades 3 & 4
Annual Summer Reading Program
PCs for word processing, CD-ROM use and filtered Internet access.
Collections in the Children's Department
- Picture Book Collection For Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1
- Board books, letters and numbers, nursery rhymes, fiction, nonfiction and holiday books
- Beginning Readers Books with controlled vocabulary and font size
- Fiction Collection For Grades 2 through 6
- Hardcover and paperback fiction
- Teen Collection For Junior High Grades
- Hardcover and paperback fiction
- Nonfiction Collection For Grades 2 through 8
- Reference Collection For Grades 2 through 8
- Noncirculating reference materials
For Preschool through Junior High School
Educational and entertainment periodicals.
Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00-5:00 (9:00-12:00 from mid-June to mid-September)
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (mid-October - mid-May; closed on Sunday from mid-May - mid-October)
The Library is closed on state and federal holidays, and on the day after Thanksgiving.
486 Main St. (Rt 27), Acton, MA map
From points east take Route 2 west to the exit for Route 27 (EXIT 42). At the end of the exit ramp bear right (north) onto Route 27 (Main St.). The library is located approximately one mile on the left next to Town Hall. Turn left onto Woodbury Lane (just opposite the Monument) to reach the parking lot, which is located behind Town Hall and the library. Entrance to library is at the rear of the building, facing the parking lot.
Parking is available behind Town Hall. To access the parking lot turn left from Rte. 27 onto Woodbury Lane (directly across the street from the Monument in Acton Center). Handicapped parking is in the upper lot behind Town Hall and the Library.
Nice Children's Area & playground to bootWe like the Acton Library for a number of reasons. The playground behind the library is a nice perk. Inside, upon entering the children's area, there is always a welcoming art table stocked plenty of crayons and pictures for coloring for little ones. Three large inviting alcoves each have big window seats for reading together & peering outside. There is also ample couch & chair seating. Puzzles, books on tape, videos, kids music, and of course a huge selection of children's books all beckon kids to discover them.
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