Grafton Public Library

Summer Reading: Not Just for Kids!

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The Library is pleased to offer “Literary Elements,” a Summer Reading Program for Adults ages 18 and up this summer!

Celebrate Literary Elements by participating in a reading program for adults June 28-August 17, 2014. Read a paper book, download an eBook or eAudiobook from our digital catalog (http://digitalcatalog.cwmars.org), or listen to an audiobook.  Read a magazine. Read a subtitled movie. Read videogame instructions, a recipe, or a poem, or the newspaper. Read to your children! All reading is good reading, and it all counts toward your opportunity to win prizes.

Register online NOW through August 1 at www.readsinma.org/grafton to be entered in a drawing for an Apple Tree Arts gift certificate!

Beginning Saturday June 28, log your reading. The more you read, the greater your chances are of winning in the weekly drawings for Down Under Book Store gift certificates, fine waivers, and free books.

Additionally, adults may write a book review or complete an Ideal Bookshelf entry form during a library visit or at a program for a weekly prize drawing.  Recommended titles will be added to the Library’s Awesome Box. At the end of the summer, random adult readers who log their reading online will win gift certificates to local businesses.

Featured programs in July include:

  • Visit from Lauren Scheuer, author of Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens Thursday July 10 at 7pm
  • Book Discussion: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kambwamba &Bryan Mealer Tuesday July 16 at 1:30pm
  • Pandemic Board Game Night Thursday  July 24 at 7pm
  • How to Download an eBook class July 28 at 7pm and July 29 at 2pm
  • Clock-making Workshop at the Willard House and Clock Museum Thursday July 31 at 7pm (RSVP to graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com)
  • The Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer Date TBA
  • weekly lunchtime App Chat Fridays at 11:15am
  • weekly family movie night Tuesdays at 7pm
  • weekly teen movie night Wednesdays at 6pm

August programs include a Dr. Who Party, the return of the Green Cleaning Lady, and a Perseids Party and campout to watch the meteor shower at the LIONS Clubhouse and Field off Brigham Hill Road.

View our full calendar of summer events online

Follow us on Twitter (@GraftonPubLib) for 50 days of science, featuring science books, films, magazines, podcasts and websites, starting June 28. #50daysofscience

The Library is pleased to support the Grafton Food Bank by offering fine amnesty through Food for Fines through August 31. We will also accept school supplies in lieu of fines from July 28-Aug 17.

Literary Elements is open to adults ages 18 and up, and is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library, Town of Grafton, the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, Massachusetts Library System, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

For more details or to register for the program, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director,  at 508-839-4649 x1105 or by email at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

 

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