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We Are So Grateful…

Many thanks as always to all our patrons, donors and volunteers for your ongoing support. And to our perennial sponsors, The Village Bank and Lasell University, for their sustaining financial support. To Grace Enriquez from Lesley University for her generous donation of children’s and young adult books.

Hats off to

Charlotte Anderson, Heidi Bankmann, Debbie Bowen, Margaret Braccio, Maria
Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne
Costello, Margaret Crook, Barb Day, Clare Eberman, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Dana
Hanson, Phyllis Katz, Ananya & Ayush Kadwe, Suruchi Kaul, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner,
Janet Linder, Jorge Manguane, Nancy Mazur, Pat McCaffrey, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Tim
Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Maxine Phillips, Nancy Price, Shiv
Sawhney, Veer Sawhney, Jaye Schneider, Megan Schneider, Alex Shames, Junko Shibuya,
Lynn Slobodin, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Iza Synott, Alla Webster, Becca Webster, Chris
Weinmann, Erica Wieher – dedicated volunteers whose help inside and outside the
building, in person and behind the scenes is deeply appreciated and keep the ACL running.

To all of you who have supported us all these years, your patronage and donations have enabled us to continue being the heart of the Auburndale community. If you can, please consider making a gift donation to the ACL so that we can continue to offer the services, books, craft kits, storytimes, community, and more. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Story Time – next is Tuesday July 6, 10:30am

While our Story Time duo have (susp)ended their YouTube careers, the subsequent outside Story Times have been a great success. We are so happy to see our families in person and look forward to welcoming you back to the library sometime in the Fall. In the meantime, check our Facebook page for additional outside Story Times.

We are currently working on our summer storytime schedule. The next one will be on Tuesday, July 6 at 10:30am. Craft kits will no longer be available to order, but they will be ready to hand out to your little ones after the outdoor Story Times. Thanks so much for all the views and likes. We have greatly enjoyed bringing stories, songs and crafts to you during this challenging time.

ACL To-Go… ending July 13


For now, ACL To-Go will still be offered. Please continue to make your book requests by using our online form. Our volunteers will contact you when your items are ready for pick up. Pick up times will be when the library is open (see above).

Our free bicycle delivery service to Auburndale, West Newton, and Newton Lower Falls will end on Tuesday, July 13 to give our delivery “crew” a well-deserved break and vacation. Many, many thanks to Robyn and Nathan Phillips!

Our Summer Hours…

We are so happy to see those of you who have made it down
to the library in-person these last few weeks. We have so
many new puzzles, games, and titles for young and old for
you to check out. And, robot coding kits (KIBO, Kubo, and
Cubetto) for use in the library!

Please bear with us as we slowly increase our hours.
Currently, we are open on Tuesdays 10am-12pm,
Thursdays 6pm-8pm, and Saturdays from 10am-3pm.
Occasionally, for example, during the heatwave, we were
able to open for additional hours as a cool,
air-conditioned space for you to escape the heat.

Follow us on Facebook to get the latest updates on these impromptu openings and more. During the visits, we are still asking for your help in wearing a mask in order to provide a safe and welcoming space for all patrons including families with children who may not be vaccinated yet and others who may be immunocompromised. Thank you for understanding. Also, just a reminder, we will not be open on Saturday, July 3.

If you’d like to see the ACL open for additional hours, please let us know by filling out this form.

We Are So Grateful..

Many thanks as always to all our patrons, donors and volunteers for their ongoing support. And to our perennial sponsors, The Village Bank and Lasell University, for their ongoing financial support. To Grace Enriquez from Lesley University for her generous donation of children’s books.

To all of our dedicated volunteers whose help both inside and outside the building, in person and behind the scenes continue to sustain the library. Hats off to Charlotte Anderson, Heidi Bankmann, Debbie Bowen, Margaret Braccio, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Anne Costello, Margaret Crook, Barb Day, Clare Eberman, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Dana Hanson, Phyllis Katz, Suruchi Kaul, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Nancy Mazur, Pat McCaffrey, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Tim Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Maxine Phillips, Nancy Price, Shiv Sawhney, Veer Sawhney, Jaye Schneider, Megan Schneider, Alex Shames, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Martha Sweet, Iza Synott, Alla Webster, Becca Webster, Chris Weinmann, Erica Wieher,

To all of you who have supported us all these years, your patronage and donations have enabled us to keep going. If you can, please consider making a gift donation to the ACL so that we can continue to offer the services, books, craft kits, storytimes, community, and more. We look forward to seeing you all again in person soon!

Newton Out Doors

Newton Out Doors

Newton Out Doors, a citywide public art initiative has chosen the ACL as an installation site. Come admire the three beautiful doors painted by local artists Sepi Golestani, Yenny Hdz and Newton South HS student, Abby Zheng! Many thanks to the Village Bank for sponsoring these exhibits throughout Newton and to Newton Outdoors and Newton Community Pride for bringing this exhibit to the ACL.

Outdoor Story Time – Saturday June 5 11am

If you just can’t wait until Father’s Day…

We are so excited to announce our OUTDOOR STORY TIME, Saturday, June 5th at 11:00am!

Please bring a blanket, and join us on the Auburn St. side of the library. Barb and Janet have some fun stories planned, and we can even do Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes together again at long last! We’ll also have a craft-to-go to give you. We can’t wait to see you all!

Story Time!

Let’s go fly a Kite! We are back with another fun Story Time, all about windy days and kites! Watch the video here (https://tinyurl.com/ACLStory-Kites), then order the craft to go on our Books To-Go request form to pick up Saturday, May 29th between 10am – 12pm or Tuesday, June 1st, 10am – 12pm.  

Let us know how many kits you’d like and whether you’d prefer delivery or pick up on Saturday or Tuesday. Be on the lookout for details coming on Facebook about our special Father’s Day Story Time video and craft.

Virtual Tour

In case you need a reminder of what the ACL looks like, our volunteers extraordinaires, Barb and Janet, have created a mini-tour of the library to welcome you back! Here they are showing you all the great books, fun games, and cool puzzles waiting for you to check out (https://tinyurl.com/ACLTour) . We can’t wait to see you all in person back at the ACL!

ACL Still To-Go

Don’t worry if you are not ready to come visit the ACL in person yet. We will continue to offer our ACL To-Go services with Tuesday and Saturday morning pick up times between 10am-12pm, as well as free bicycle delivery to Auburndale, West Newton and Newton Lower Falls. Please continue to make your book requests by using our online form (https://tinyurl.com/ACLBookrequest). Our volunteers will contact you when your items are ready for pick up.