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Closing early Thursday January 6th

We are closing at 6pm on Thursday, the 6th. 

Winter Village Display

It’s back!! Come see volunteer Johanne’s amazing winter village display.

First Wednesdays Book Club

The ACL book group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Our next meeting is Wednesday January 5th. We are reading Leave the World Behind, by by Rumaan Alam. Everyone welcome!

For the January book club, we’ll be meeting over Zoom.

Email bookgroup@auburndalelibrary.org for the Zoom link for our January meeting, for more information, or to be added to the email list.

Here is the line up for Feb. and March:
February 2: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
March 2: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Speedcubing: Saturday December 11, 1-3pm

We are starting up our cubing club in December at the Auburndale Community Library. We are meeting on Saturday December 11th from 1pm-3pm. Hope you can all join us!

Story Time Tuesday, Nov. 30th at 11:00 am

We’ll be reading stories all about books and libraries, and give you a craft-to-go to make your own book and pretend library card. Everyone welcome!

Our Book Club is back!

We will be meeting on December 1st, 7:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. at the Auburndale Community Library. The book selection for December is The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline. Everyone welcome! Masks required.

Cover of The Exiles book

New Books!

Many patrons have commented on the availability of best sellers at the ACL.  Our book purchaser, Janet Linder, keeps us up to date!  Check out our catalog to see if we have the books you’re looking for.  If not, we’ll look into purchasing them.

You Make the Difference!

Every year as we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded of how grateful we are for the myriad of ways you continue to support the Auburndale Community Library – from your generous donations that allow us to keep the shelves stocked with the latest bestsellers, to your tireless volunteering to keep our doors open, to the steady attendance of our Story Time programs and other events – none of these things could exist without your contributions and support.

Thank you so much to our current volunteers: AnnaMaria Abernathy, Charlotte Anderson, Debbie Bowen, Margaret Braccio, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Guy DiPietro, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Margaret Crook, Barb Day, Clare Eberman, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Dana Hanson, Rosemary Hinteregger, Iah House, Brenda Jaster, Phyllis Katz, Suruchi Kaul, Joan Klaski, Lenna Kutner, Samantha Lee, Janet Linder, Jorge Manguane, Nancy Mazur, Pat McCaffrey, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Tim Moore, Robyn Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Nancy Price, Ann Purcell, Felicia Quesada, Jaye Schneider, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Jay Snyder, Michelle Sroussi, Ed Sugrue, Martha Sweet, Iza Synott, Alla Webster, Becca Webster, Chris Weinmann, and Erica Wieher.

As always, we are so grateful to our perennial sponsors, The Village Bank and Lasell University, for their sustaining financial support. 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, story times, community, and more. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Join our Volunteer Team!

We invite you to join our volunteer team as we expand our opening hours and begin to ramp back some of our programs and offerings. Please consider lending us a hand. No library experience necessary! Plus, we offer training!  Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Survey and we will be in touch. Thank you! 

New Wednesday Hours…

We’ve added our new Wednesday hours, 2-4pm, to coincide with the early release schedule for Newton Public Schools. Plus, there is currently some interest in the community for a Wednesday afternoon social hour. If you are interested in informally organizing and/or dropping in for a Wednesday afternoon community chat, board game/puzzle session, crafts hour, or more, please come by and let us know.