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Edaville Family Amusement Park Summer Reading Incentive Program

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Did you know…Edaville Family Amusement Park has a Summer Reading incentive program through August 24?!!
Bring in your completed summer reading reports, charts and/or essays & receive one FREE Admission with a full priced adult admission ticket at the gate only. Kindergarten thru 6th grade only.
Stop by the Grafton Library to pick up a reading log and when the kids have finished logging their reading, we will stamp it for you to present to Edaville.

Question? Visit the EDAVILLE Summer Reading Reward website.

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Mr. Kim in Concert

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It wouldn’t be summer without a Mr. Kim Concert on the Grafton Common! Come and listen to one of Grafton’s favorite musicians at this family-friendly concert. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, or even a picnic dinner!

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Toto the Tornado Kitten Returns!

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Come and meet the Grafton Public Library’s favorite cat and author: Toto and Jonathan Hall!

In June 2011, Brimfield, MA was hit by a tornado. Author Jonathan will read Toto’s story and then you’ll get a chance to meet the famous cat! Books will be available for purchase and signing from the author.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Fun in the Sun on Saturday July 22!

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Join the Grafton Public Library and the Grafton Recreation Department  for a town wide summer celebration!

Games!  Music! Food! Henna!

Meet your town’s youth groups & organizations and enjoy a day of activities for all ages!

Stop by this free family event to enjoy games, activities, and music plus visit booths from your local youth groups including girl scouts, boy scouts, football and cheer, lacrosse and more.

Games and activities may include a dunk tank, inflatable obstacle course, pie eating contest, bubble soccer, carnival games and more. Everybody loves henna! Stop by and get a breath-taking temporary henna tattoo from Mandy.

Food will also be available for purchase.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Diane Edgecomb Presents Stone Soup! And Other Heartwarming Tales

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Thursday, July 20 1:00-2:00 pm

Building Community is more fun than ever when seen through the eyes of stories and songs from cultures around the world. These inclusive tales show us how sweet it is when everyone contributes right down to the tiniest Bee! Diane’s full-out entertainment has audience volunteers taking part: learning a Chinese crane dance in the legend of the Lord of the Cranes, singing in many languages and working together to make a huge pot of Stone Soup in Diane’s unusual re-telling of this classic story.

Please REGISTER each member of your party.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Once Upon a Storytime

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Wednesday, July 26 10:15 – 11:15 am

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!

Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please REGISTER for this program.

Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

 

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“Build a Better World” by helping out – Boston Children’s Blood Mobile

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Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.
To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.
How to Prepare to Donate Blood:
Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
Do not donate on an empty stomach. Each a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.
For further eligibility requirements click here .
Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Sign up here for your appointment now.
Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.

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Jerome Wheelock Birthday Party!

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Jerome Wheelock, born on June 20, 1834, donated money to the town of Grafton to build a public library. Celebrate his 183rd birthday with us with games and cake on the Common! Join us for a free party with field day games, raffles, face painting, snow cones, and a bounce house! Bring a picnic lunch or plan to purchase food from our vendors; birthday cake and lemonade will be provided!Come join in the fun at the free 90th anniversary celebration of the Grafton Public Library filled with family friendly activities like field day games, musical performances with Mr. Kim and Miss Jan from Apple Tree Arts, delicious refreshments and raffle prizes on June 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Grafton Common.

The event is hosted by the Grafton Public Library, Friends of the Library and the Trustees at the Grafton Common to commemorate the 1927 opening of the library and the birthday of Jerome Wheelock, the Grafton resident who provided the funding for the library. The public is welcomed.

During the event, Mr. Wheelock will stroll through the Common and talk a bit about his steam valve inventions and vision for the Library. In 1902, he bequeathed $100,000 for the town to build a library. Oscar Thayer, a well-known architect designed the colonial Georgian style building that was completed in 1927. Mr. Wheelock’s only request in return for his generous donation was to have a statue of him placed on the Common. Party goers may visit this heroic statue at the far end of the Common.

Rain Date: June 25th from 11:00 – 3:00 PM. Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.
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Planting Day!!

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With a little of this…

 

it can look like this!!

Come join us Saturday, June 10 from 10 am – 1 pm
to plant our garden beds and clean up our grounds for the summer season!
Adopt-A-Bed opportunities also available for families, scout troops and businesses!
Please call 508-839-4649 or email info@graftonlibrary.org
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