New Books in the Children's Room
Events and Programs
On Thursday, September 20, drop-in for Acton Memorial Library’s Preschool Storytime at 10-10:45 a.m. Children ages 3 to 7 will enjoy picture books, music, and movement followed by a craft. No registration is required.
On Thursday, September 20 from 2:30-4 p.m., the library’s collection of games is at the disposal of kids ages 6 to 12 and their families. Games include card games, puzzles, Monopoly, checkers, chess, and more. New games have been added to the collection, including Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT -- EARLY MAN
On Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m., Acton Memorial Library will show Early Man, the newest feature from the creators of the Wallace and Gromit. The cast of stone age era characters are delighted to discover the joys and pitfalls of caveman football. Rated PG. One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. The library is not open for other services.
Looking for Podcasts?
Podcasts for Kids (PDF)
- Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)
- Britannica Library: Children (a multimedia encyclopedia for younger students)
- Britannica School Edition (with an Elementary school learning level option)
- KidsInfoBits (for students K-5)
Calling Young Collectors!
Youngsters who have a special collection they would like to share are invited to sign up for a space in the Children’s Room display cases. Collections of all types are welcome, from pictures of aardvarks to small stuffed zebras. If you are interested, please contact the Children’s Room at 978 929-6655 option 4 for details and to sign up.
Douglas Students Present "If Our Library Could Talk"
If Our Library Could Talk” is a documentary-style video written and performed by sixth graders of C.T. Douglas School. In the video, Acton Memorial Library comes alive, speaking to the audience of events and forces that have influenced its 129-year history. The video was shown to a live audience at the Memorial Library on May 2, and is now available for public viewing on Youtube, at https://youtu.be/yTtITZZ2xso.