The Friends of the Grafton Public Library invite you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to share your thoughts about libraries. In 500 words or less, tell us why we need a library. The contest runs September 8-30.
Essays and poems will be judged on originality and persuasiveness by a panel of community leaders and Friends of the Grafton Public Library members. Prize winners and runner ups will be awarded in each of three age categories: Elementary School (children in grades 1-6); Middle & High School (grades 7-12), and Adult (age 18 and over).
One winner will be selected from each age group to receive a $25 gift card of choice and the opportunity to read their poem or essay for GCTV. Each category will also have a runner-up who will receive a $10 Down Under gift card. Prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Winning entries will be posted on the Library’s website (graftonlibrary.org) after October 4, 2015.
2015 Friends of the Grafton Public Library Essay Contest Entry Form-Cover Sheet are available for pick up at the Library, as well as posted online.
As you may have noticed there is construction going on in the library. While our walls get repaired from ice damaged that happened over the winter some of our programs are moving offsite to allow the repair work to get done.
The following programs will be held on the 2nd floor (either room E-2 or 33) of the Municipal Center (30 Providence Road):
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Vote for your favorite superhero every week in our Superhero Showdown
This summer we will be celebrating HEROES of all shapes and sizes!
Birth – Grade 5: Every Hero Has A Story
Grade 6-12: Unmask!
Adults: Escape the Ordinary
REGISTER & Be a Super Reader!
Kids, teens and adults can now register for Summer Reading!
SUMMER READING REGISTRATION (Readsinma.org/Grafton)
Beginning July 1st, you can log your reading hours and write book reviews.
EARN TICKETS TO WIN PRIZES! It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Ticket every day you visit the library from July 1-August 15
2 Tickets for every short book review you submit online starting July 1st
3 Tickets for attending a program during summer reading
SAVE THE DATE!
Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration! Saturday, July 11th with a Superhero Carnival on the Grafton Common!
CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS
For a full overview of the Program Calenders, click on the following links:
2015 calendar 11 X 17-master
SR Program Flyer15
2015 Adult SRP 15June02
Also check the Library’s website Event Calendar for program dates and times.
The Friends of the Grafton Public Library are pleased to announce the winners of the “Love Your Library” Bookmark Contest. One winner from each age group was chosen: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-12.
Ella from Grade 1 created a cat inspired “Reading is Prrrfect” design.
Sophia from Grade 6 created a rainbow and open book design.
Lydia from Grade 7 created a The Fault in Our Stars (a John Green novel) reading inspired design.
Congrats to our winners who will receive a set of laminated bookmarks, an art book, and an art book donated to the library in their name.
Stop by the Grafton Public Library to see all the winning designs and pick up a bookmark!
The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Memorial Day from Saturday May 23-Monday May 25, 2015. No items are due on closed dates. The Library will reopen at 10AM on Tuesday, May 26.
Museum passes for Saturday or Monday may be picked up in advance Thu (10-9) or Fri (10-5).
Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an ebook, learn a new language, and more!
Scratch (is a free design program for games, quizzes, short films, book trailers, and presentations. It was created by students at MIT.
Set up a free account with Scratch and explore animating a sprite, changing a background, and adding music and sound effects in this seminar style workshop–everyone’s a teacher, everyone’s a learner! Ages 10-14. RSVP 508-839-4649 x1103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once Upon a Story is a storytime program for children ages 3 and up. Join us for stories and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum! Siblings welcome.
Registration is required – please call the Willard House at 508-839-3500
Location: Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard Street, Grafton
April 20-24 is school vacation week! The Library will be hosting a variety of activities for children to participate in throughout the week. We will have no morning storytime sessions this week as we focus on school age children. Events are as follows:
April 21 – LEGO free play from 10am-4pm. Drop-in, bring a friend and build something together!
April 21 – Writing Workshop for ages 8-12 from 2-3:30pm. Join Allison Cusher, Teen Librarian, and Sarah Banister, Children’s Librarian, for an afternoon of fun writing activities! They will provide the prompts and exercises…you just sharpen your pencil (or keyboard)! Registration is required for this program.
April 22- Earth Day! We will have a “green” drop-in craft all day.
April 23 – Nail Art with Nina Park program for ages 8-12 from 3-4:30pm. Award-winning artist Nina Park will show us techniques for creating amazing nail art. Registration is required for this program.
April 24 – In honor of National Poetry Month, we will be having an open, all ages Poetry Workshop from 10am-4pm. Try your hand at different types of poetry! Examples will be provided. This program blends art, craft and writing.
To register for a program, please call 508-839-4649 or email email@example.com
Storytimes will resume their regular schedule on Monday, April 27. Storytimes will run until May 15.
Supplies will be provided for creating your own nail art designs.
Kids’ session is 3-4:30 p.m. Ages 8-12
Teens’ session is 5-6:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12
Adults’ session is 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18+
Please sign up in the library or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays @ 10am
March 17th-May 5th
(No program on Tuesday, April 21st)
Library Babies is a 20 minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and fingerplays.
Spring 2015 Handout