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Summer Reading 2015…This summer we will be celebrating HEROES of all shapes and sizes!

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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:

CHILDREN”S CALENDAR
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TEEN CALENDAR
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ADULT CALENDAR
2015 Adult SRP 15June02

Also check the Library’s website Event Calendar for program dates and times.

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“Love Your Library” Bookmark Contest Winners Announced!

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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!

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Library to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

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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!

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Scratch Programming Workshop for Kids

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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 graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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Once Upon a Story at the Willard House & Clock Museum June 3rd 1:30 p.m.

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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

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April School Vacation Week – Programs for Kids!

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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 graftonlilbrary.ma@gamil.com

Storytimes will resume their regular schedule on Monday, April 27. Storytimes will run until May 15.

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Nail Art

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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 acusher@cwmars.org.

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Library Babies Storytime

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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

 

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Silly Science

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Silly Science Storytime*

Mondays @ 10:30am

March 16th-May 4th

(No program on Monday, April 20th)

Silly Science Storytime is a 30 minute program for children ages 3.5 – 5.  Join us for a STEM- themed storytime that feature math and science themes. Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester Street, Grafton

March 16th Week #1 Shapes Handout

March 23rd Week #2 Green Handout

March 30th Week # 3 Birds  Handout

April 6th Week # 4 Sound Handout

April 13th Week # 5  Solid, Liquid, Gas Handout

April 27th Week # 6 Clouds Handout

May 4th Week # 7 Robots Handout

May 11th Week #8 The Sense of Touch

 *Registration Required

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Kids Event ~ Community Read: Letting Swift River Go Book Discussion and Craft

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Join us for a special book discussion and craft in focused on Letting Swift River Go by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Suitable for ages 5-12, Letting Swift River Go relates Sally Jane’s experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.

This program is presented in celebration of the Friends of the Library’s 2015 Community Read, Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara, about a love triangle, set, just as Massachusetts Water Authority is deciding whether to flood several MA towns to create a reservoir.

Registration is required and copies of the book are available to check out at the Library. Books will also be available for sale at the event. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact 508-839-4649 or email graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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