Summer is coming and that means the Grafton Public Library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock!” Due to the popularity of the Library’s LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special online registration for our summer series to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate. The registration link opens June 1st and closes June 11th. Please fill out the online form and we will do our best to match you with one of your top choices.
There will be FIVE mini LEGO builds. There will be THREE programs for each build: one for tweens, one for teens, and one for adults. Preference will be given to Grafton residents. Please sign-up for the appropriate age program on the Events Calendar under the Summer Lego Build Registration heading.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.
Looking for a fun, short-term after school program? Students in grades 3-5 are invited to join After School Science led by NHS (National Honor Society) volunteer Cali Cardenas. The 4 week program will be held on Tuesdays, May 15th 22nd, 29th and June 5th from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Grafton Library. Participants are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. Experiments will include growing plants, making quicksand, potato batteries, and volcanoes!
Registration is required. Please register online www.graftonlibrary.org/events or call 508-839-4649.
Cali is a junior at Grafton High School and hopes to share her love of science! For more information please contact Cali Cardenas at email@example.com or 508-714-8414.
Friday Fun with Mr. Kim is a music and movement program for preschoolers ages 2 +. Mr. Kim appears courtesy of Apple Tree Arts.
Registration is required for all persons attending. Please register all attendees, including adults and siblings.
Check out Mr. Kim’s Popcorn Song video!
The Children’s Room is CLOSED to the public during this program.
PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?
Children are always welcome at the library. However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis. For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.
Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:
- 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
- 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
- 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
- Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14.
All library policies are online at graftonlibrary.org/home/policies
Calling all Master Builders ages 6-12!
Bricks are provided, just bring your imagination!
Thursday, May 3 3:30-5:00 pm
Please register online for this program.
This month’s challenge: LEGO Balloon Car! How far will your balloon powered car go?
If your child will be in Preschool during the upcoming
2018-2019 school year, please answer our 3 question survey.
(No kidding, only 3 questions!)
The Preschool Storytime Survey is to help us determine our
preschool program schedule for next school year.
Stop-in the Library for one or more of our April School Vacation Week programs!
Tuesday, April 17 6:30 pm
Movie Night: Leap! (PG)
The Children’s Room will be closed at 6:00 pm for set up and for the duration of the movie. Drop-in program.
Wednesday, April 18 2:00-3:00 pm
Tween Program: Slime Time!
Join some of Grafton’s Slime Experts to make different types of slime! For tweens in grades 3-5. Please REGISTER for this program.
Thursday, April 19 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
LEGO Open Play
We provide the bricks, you bring your imagination! All ages, drop-in program.
Friday, April 20 11:00 am – 4:00 p (or while supplies last)
We’re clearing out our craft closet! What can you build with your bag of materials? Create in the Library or at home. All ages, drop-in.
Saturday, April 21 1:00-3:00 pm
Teen Crafternoon: Scratch Art
Come create a beautiful piece of art. And if your hand gets sore, we’ll also have our sticker painting books available.
This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided. Please REGISTER for this program.
Research shows that the more verbal engagement you give your child, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.
The Starling Early-Education Wearable tells you if you’re engaging enough by counting the words that you speak.
• The Starling clips to your child’s shirt or pants
• Without recording, the Starling counts all the words your child hears
• The Starling app gives you real-time feedback on your child’s verbal engagements
• Get daily engagement tips from child development experts to keep you talking
Give Starling a try with one of our Starling Book Packs available for check-out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal for an additional 3 weeks!
For more information on Starling, please visit their WEBSITE.
Join us Wednesday, May 9at 1:30 pm for a special storytime and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum! Ages 3 & up, siblings welcome.
Please REGISTER for this program.
Location: Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard St, Grafton
Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.
Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:
The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.
As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Read events, we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White, on March 31 at 2:00 pm. E.B. White is author of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web among other beloved children’s titles.
Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.
Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952. During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle. Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.