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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A huge shout out to our amazing Garden crew: Liz Noon, Iza Sinnott, Maria Bueche, and lead gardener, Alla Webster. They have continued to work hard throughout the shutdown to maintain and refresh the ACL gardens. We hope you enjoy them on your walks around the neighborhood. Please do continue to maintain social distancing! One of our favorite summer evening events has been Garden Art. We are looking at ways to do this remotely. Stay tuned.
We have lots of current nonfiction AND fiction!
If you have a request for a book, just let us know and we’ll try to get it!
Newton Needlers is open to all knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, quilters, needle pointers and fabric or conversation aficionados. (You’ll recognize lots of familiar ACL faces from our group formerly known as ACL Drop-In Knitters.)
Newton Needlers (formerly Drop-In Knitting at the ACL)
Our ACL knitters are working on decorating a piano for this year’s Artful Piano project
Join us this Saturday for crafts and treats to gear up for Valentine’s Day!
Did you know that the ACL has a toy lending library? Before there was Words With Friends, there was Scrabble, folks. We have board games and puzzles for all ages. Check ’em out sometime.
Why limit yourself to words in books? These patrons took out Scrabble today at the ACL!