Who we are

The Auburndale Community Library (ACL) is a non-profit community library formed in 2009 after the closure of the former Auburndale branch of the Newton Free Library. We are run by volunteers and get 100% of our funding from donations. In addition to circulating books, we plan to run a variety of community activities such as clubs, classes and cultural events. The ACL is open to all. To take out books you will need to obtain a circulation card.

Why we ask for a donation

The ACL receives no funding from the city or the state. We need to raise money to license our building from the city, and to pay for insurance, our circulation program, supplies and all our other expenses. Our funding comes 100% from donations. We have been very lucky to have the support of many local businesses but we also need your help. Give what you can; no one will be denied a card for financial reasons.

Please click here for more information about voluntary donations.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We are very grateful to the following businesses and institutions that have pledged funding to us over the years: Charles River Neighborhood Foundation, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gravestar Inc., Hotel Indigo/BOKX 109, Lasell College, Newton Marriott Hotel, The Village Bank. Additionally, in-kind donations of goods and services have been donated by Breadsong Bakery, Hilary Hanson Bruel, and Systems Analysis Services, Inc.