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Read, Share, and Grow…Support the 2019 ACL Fund

We are pleased to announce the launch of our annual ACL Fund campaign.  Your financial support of the ACL enables us to keep our programming and collections strong–TEN YEARS and counting now!

We’re only at the beginning of our drive and over 120 generous neighbors have already contributed…we hope to have many of our other neighbors, patrons, and friends step up to be financial stewards of the ACL.  Did you know that the ACL is not only 100% volunteer run, but it’s also funded entirely by donations???

Donations may be securely made online here or you may mail donations to:

The ACL Fund
375 Auburn Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

We are truly touched by our ACL community’s generosity.  Thank you so very much.


Speed Cubing at the ACL: Saturday, August 17th from 1 to 3 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube?  Or maybe you can solve it, but want to meet like-minded folks that are into speed cubing?  Join 9th grader Tim Kwartler and his Mom, Cecelia Kwartler, as they teach and inspire all ages of cubers on Saturday, August 17th from 1-3 pm at the ACL.  Kids and adults welcome.


Get those books now…

The ACL will close from Sunday, August 17 until Tuesday, September 3 for our annual late summer hiatus.

Stock up on your vacation reads before our last day of summer operations on Saturday, Aug 17th!  Your trusty ACL volunteers take the last two weeks of August each year to recharge their batteries for the rest of the year at the library.  (Please do not worry about late fines during this time!)

Thanking Our July Volunteers

These volunteers donated their time and talents at the ACL in July.  Next time you see one of them around town, give them a big ol’ hearty THANKS!
AnnaMaria Abernathy, Charlotte Anderson, Sandy Baird, Debbie Bowen, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Barb Day, Sam Drezner, Carol Gladden, Helaine Golann, Laurie Friedell, Barry Goldstein, Dana Hanson, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Celia Kwartler, Janet Linder, Natalie Lurie, Pat McCaffrey, Carie Michael, Nancy Mazur, Deb Moore, Fran Newton, Liz Noon, Vandita Patel, Robyn Phillips, Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Shamanthaka Subramanian, Iza Synnott, Anu Taliyan, Dena Wald, Alla Webster, Christopher Weinmann, Linda Winslow

Tuesday morning crew member Fran displays new books at the library

Looking for a neighborly community-based volunteer activity?  We’re always looking to bolster our Auburndale Community Library volunteer ranks.  Here’s how it works: you sign up for a shift when it’s convenient for you (maybe once or twice a month) and you help keep our little library going strong!  Contact for the link for volunteer signups and we’ll train you on the job–it’s an easy peasy gig.


Coding Class For 3rd and 4th Graders Thursdays, August 8th and 15th from 4:30 – 5:30 PM 

JUST ADDED for this week and next! 
Would your kids like to learn how to code using Scratch? Scratch is a block based programming language created by the MIT Media Lab that kids can use to make online projects, games, and much more. This class will be taught by a 14 year old, and the class is appropriate for kids going into 3rd and 4th grade. It is requested that parents show up and stay in class with their student at all times. To register your child for this class, or if you have any further questions, please email the instructor at
For more information about Scratch go to

Harry Potter Turns TWENTY!!! Celebrate at the ACL on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 pm

Hard to believe but true!  Join us for a movie screening, art project, and Harry Potter themed snacks at the ACL on Thursday August 1 at 6:30 pm. 

The Return of the ACL Book Group: The Friend Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 pm

Looking for something to read this summer? Do you like to discuss the book afterward? Then come to the ACL book group on Thursday August 8th at 7pm. We’ll be discussing “The Friend” by Sigurd Nunez. You can check out a copy at the ACL. All are welcome to the group!