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.
BUILD A BETTER WORLD Summer Reading 2017 at the Grafton Public Library!
Begins Monday, June 19
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW is on our
Summer Reading 2017 Full Calendar!
Download our 2017 Full Calendar of Events
for info on programs, prizes, earning tickets, voting for new animal buddies & Food for Fines!
* For programs where sign up is required, registration begins 2 weeks before the program.
The 2017 MA Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Grafton Public Library, the Friends of the Grafton Public Library, the Town of Grafton, the Grafton Recreation Department, Apple Tree Arts, Willard House & Clock Museum, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED from 10 am-1 pm Friday, June 16th for Professional Development. The Library will be open from 1-5pm.
Museum Passes for Friday June 16th may be picked up on Thursday June 15th from 10am-9pm.
Join us for the first-ever celebration of iconic DC Super Hero Wonder Woman. Honor the 75-year legacy of the Amazon Princess with a special raffle of a life-size cutout of the pop culture icon, and pick up a special Wonder Woman comic book, while supplies last.
Yes, we do! We have a growing selection of games for kids, teens, adults and families to borrow (3 weeks with 1 renewal) from the Library.
We also carry lawn games too (bocce, horseshoes, and croquet) just in time for the summer!
See the full ONLINE LIST of games and toys at the GPL.
Wednesday, June 7 3:30-5:00
For master builders grades 1-6.
Registration is required for this program, please register online or call 508-839-4649 to sign-up.
Please note our unattended child policy: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended. Thank you for your cooperation!
Drop-in Saturday, May 6 and grab a free comic of your choice – titles for every age/aesthetic. While supplies last!
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Check out the programs for Kids!
DROP-IN Lego Free Play
Tuesday, April 18 10:00am-12:00pm
Come on in and build! Grades PreK-5
Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)
Tuesday, April 18 6:30pm
This movie is rated PG-13 and may not be appropriate for very young children. The Children’s Room will close at 6:00 pm for this program.
Tween Crafternoon: Garden Crafts
Wednesday, April 19 1:00pm-2:30pm
Grades 3-5 Celebrate Spring with some seasonal crafts. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.
LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 1)
Wednesday, April 19 6:00pm-6:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day theme Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.
DROP-IN Paper Airplanes
Thursday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm
Fold ‘em and then…drum roll please…Fly ‘em! Grades PreK-5
LEGO Build: Sea Turtle (session 2)
Thursday, April 20 3:00pm-3:45pm
Grades 3+ (No exceptions). Join for a special Earth Day themed LEGO Build! Registration begins April 12th. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.
DROP-IN Domino Challenge
Friday, April 21 10:00am-12:00pm
Grades PreK-5. Line them up and knock them down!
Friday, April 21 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bend and stretch and …breath! GradesPreK-5 Program will be held at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road. Registration opens on April 1st. Please register at graftonlibrary.org/events.
Please note our unattended child policy which applies to all programs: under age 7, parent must remain in proximity; ages 8-12, parent must remain in building,13+ may be unattended.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Join us for a special storytime and fun activities Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30 pm and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!
Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please register for this program.
Location: 11 Willard Street, Grafton, MA
Join us Thursday, April 6 at 1:00 pm for a special afternoon showing of Disney’s Moana.
We will be closing the children’s room at 12:30 to set up for this event, and browsing will be unavailable until 3:30pm.