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Thank you to our volunteers and Sponsors!

Thank you to the following volunteers for keeping ACL To-Go running smoothly all these months! If you see them around town, please give them a huge THANKS!  Charlotte Anderson, Margaret Braccio, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Dana Hanson, Phyllis Katz, Suruchi Kaul, 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, Jaye Schneider, Megan Schneider, Alex Shames, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Martha Sweet, Iza Synott, Alla Webster, Becca Webster, Chris Weinmann.

Sponsors
As always, we are so grateful for our sponsors, The Village Bank and Lasell University, as well as each and every one of our individual donors. 

 

Re-opening Plans!

View of the circulation desk

Many thanks to the folks who have already filled out our re-opening survey. If you have not filled it out yet, please do so as it will help us with our re-opening plans. We are still closely monitoring the guidelines from the city and state as well as protocols from other local libraries regarding in-person browsing.

We are very grateful to volunteer Tim Moore who is helping us install a Lexan barrier around the circulation desk. Thank you for your survey input, patience, and support. Thinking of the day when we can all gather at our special library again!

View from behind the desk

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft-order by noon February 5

Here is our Valentine’s Day Story Time! (https://youtu.be/llW2CcKoRbo)

If you would like to order our Valentine Craft-to-Go, just enter that in our order form: https://tinyurl.com/ACLbookrequest

You can choose Saturday, Feb. 6th or Tuesday, Feb. 9th to pick up your bag. We will call you when your craft-to-go is ready. Let us know if you need a glue stick. Please order your craft by noon on Friday, Feb. 5th so we have time to make all the bags. Enjoy!

Annual Meeting Tuesday February 16–Join us!

Please join us for our annual ACL general board meeting on Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm via Zoom. It’s a time to bring everyone together to discuss the state of the library. If you are interested in meeting the board members, taking part in some of our behind-the-scenes discussions, or have any questions about the  ACL, please join us! 

Please fill out this form (http://tinyurl.com/ACLMeeting) so that we can send you a Zoom link closer to the date. Have any questions? Please email: circulation@auburndalelibrary.org

ACL in the News

If you haven’t seen it yet, Village 14 has run an article co-written by our own, Janet Linder, about the two community libraries in Newton –  the Auburndale Community Library and the Waban Library Center. The link to the article is here.

Inclement Weather Reminder

Please note that the ACL will follow the Newton Public Schools (NPS) decision on closures. We want our volunteers to be safe during these days so a closure may affect our delivery schedule. Rest assured, we will get your book requests fulfilled/delivered as soon as it is safe to do so. NPS announcements are on their homepage: http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/.  If the snow hits on a Saturday, we will make our own call and follow the will of our volunteers on duty. It will be announced on our Facebook page, Instagram @auburndalemalibrary, and website.

Library closed Tuesday February 2nd-no ACL Books To-Go

Due to the impending storm, we’ve decided to close. Stay warm and safe, everyone — and curl up with a good book!

New Story Time and Craft-to-go!

We’re back with a new Story Time and Craft-to-Go!

This week’s Story Time theme is Thank You, Helpers, all about the people who help us in many ways, and about the many ways we can all be kind to each other.

The Craft-to-Go will be decorating stars for anyone you want to thank for being a helper; bags will be given out on Saturday, January 9th, from 10 -12. Please order yours by Friday at 6 pm so we know how many craft bags to make. Let us know how many bags you would like, one per child, thanks.

You can watch the video here, and order the craft through our order form, below. Just write craft-to-go in the form. Let us know if you need a glue stick, too! Order your craft, and books, games and puzzles, here.





Remember: returns and donations

We want to remind everyone to return books through our mail slot in the door facing the Pike on Auburn St. when the plastic return bin is not outside by the table. If the plastic return bin is outside by the table, it means that the library is staffed with volunteers who are happy to process the return books. If the plastic bin is not outside by the table, please do not leave books on the table – please use the mail slot. Thank you for your help in keeping our books safe from the elements.

Before dropping off donations, please email the Friends of Newton Library at friends@newtonfreelibrary.net to confirm whether they are accepting donations and the times and days they are on site to take them. The Friends are a separate entity from the Auburndale Community Library even though we currently share the same building. Their entrance is down a flight of stairs on Ash St. Please do not leave donations outside of the door to the library. Another place that takes book donations is More Than Words. Check their website for a drop off location near you. Thank you for your help.

Many thanks to our volunteers

As always, we are so grateful for your continued support and patience as we navigate new waters. And, we are so thankful for our dedicated and outstanding volunteers, listed below, who have donated time and energy to running ACL To-Go, caring for the beautiful gardens, and working behind the scenes to sustain the Auburndale Community Library. Many thanks to:

Charlotte Anderson, Margaret Braccio, Maria Bueche, Jill Butler, Caroline Cai, Johanne Campbell, Susan Cassidy, Ellen Chu, Barb Day, Carol Gladden, Laurie Friedell, Dana Hanson, Phyllis Katz, Suruchi Kaul, Lenna Kutner, Janet Linder, Pat McCaffrey, Liz Miller, Deb Moore, Liz Noon, Robyn Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Maxine Phillips, Shiv Sawhney, Jaye Schneider, Megan Schneider, Alex Shames, Junko Shibuya, Lynn Slobodin, Iza Synott, Alla Webster, Becca Webster, Chris Weinmann and special thanks to Phyllis Katz, librarian at the Newton Free Library.