Children’s Summer Reading Program
Acton Public Library
June 15 – July 31, 2017
for infants and children through grade 5.
Welcome to SUMMER READER, the statewide online summer reading log.
Follow this link:
or come into the library
to track your time, write book reviews and claim prizes.
All reading counts! Includes being read to, or reading to someone else.
Earn an ACTON READING BUCK for every 20 minutes of reading
to “spend” at Acton’s General Store through July 31st.
The Library teamed up with Valley Shore Animal Welfare League
to turn reading into food for rescued pets. You can “spend” your Acton Bucks to feed the animals!
Crafternoons: Tuesdays, all day. Drop in to make a fun craft to take home. Supplies provided.
ABC Amigos : Preschool Story Time: Tuesday mornings, July 11 – August 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free, drop-in preschool bilingual story time. Sing songs, play games, and listen to stories in English and Spanish. Open to all children regardless of Spanish-speaking ability.
It’s Theater Time! with Judy Potter: Wednesdays; July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Listen to a story and learn how to act it out. Best for ages 3 – 7. Please register.
All programs free & drop in unless noted.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Family Night @ Acton Library
Thursday evenings, June 22 – July 27, 2017
Drop in. Free & open to all.
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of Acton
June 22: Animal Embassy: 6:30 p.m.
Nature’s Architects: Be amazed by the talents of a diverse group of Animal Ambassadors that build complicated structures. We’ll study the architectural feats of nest building, burrow making and web spinning. Meet Animal Ambassadors such as a; Redfoot Tortoise, Monk Parakeet, Mandarin Duck, Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, Ferret, Argentinian Horned Frog, African Hedgehog or African Porcupine, and a Flower Mantis. Best for ages 6+.
June 29: Laughter Yoga, with Robert Rivest: 6:30 p.m.
Laughter Yoga combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and calming movements. It is a joyful way to connect with others and laugh your blues away! Best for ages 4 and up.
July 6: Family Movie Night: Disney’s® Moana : 6:00 – 7:50 p.m.
(Disney, 2017. Rated PG. 107 mins.) Hawaiian movie party! Free popcorn, refreshments, & Hawaiian leis.
July 13: The Caterpillar Lab: Drop in exhibit from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Come experience The Caterpillar Lab, a New England based, nonprofit organization passionate about showcasing the amazing diversity of Northeastern caterpillars. A professional educator from The Caterpillar Lab will bring a seasonal sampling of native caterpillars. Best for ages 5+.
July 20: The Marvelous Mutts: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the lawn (weather permitting) to see a team of elite canine athletes from shelters and rescue groups all over the country. The Marvelous Mutts produce thrilling canine sport entertainment ! ~All ages. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. At 6:00 pm. meet Chompers of the Hartford Yard Goats for a photo op!
July 27: The Frisbee Show: 6:30 p.m.
In this inspiring, high energy program, Todd captivates by demonstrating basic tricks, catches and combinations. The program also includes a brief science lesson on the aerodynamics of Frisbees and a bit of history including rare and unique Frisbees. Best for ages 4+.
Batman's Visit to acton
& Irish Dance
Parent & Child Canvas Paint Date Workshop on Jan. 14,
Story Times: Music with Miss Martha
Join Miss Martha from the Community Music School for special drop-in musical story times. Ages 3 - 5.
3rd Friday of every month: January 20; February 17; March 17; April 21; May 19; and June 16.
Summer Reading 2016 in Old Saybrook benefits rescued
animals at the Valley Shore Animal Welfare League
Nathan Lacey-Giugno & Tamzin Maines at our
"Hooked on Llamas" Program
Children's Room Computers