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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Grafton Public Library Bookmark Contest – Love Your Library!
What do you love about your library? Design, draw and color your own bookmark for a chance to win the Friends of Library Bookmark Contest! Winning designs will be made into official full-color bookmarks for the Library. Entries will be judged according to each age appropriate category: Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-12.
Winners will receive their own set of laminated bookmarks, an art book to keep and one given to the library in your name, and bragging rights with your first name and grade on the back of your bookmark. Please note the following guidelines:
- Original entries only—no tracing or use of copyrighted images, such as cartoon characters and clipart.
- This contest is open to all students in K-12 who live in Grafton or who use the Grafton Public Library regularly.
- The bookmark design needs to be related to the theme of “Love Your Library” but does not need to include that phrase.
- Children who attend home school should enter the comparable level.
- All entries must be clear and reproducible.
- If you include words, check for correct spelling and that the writing is clear and fits the space well.
- Entries should be submitted on the appropriate form and returned to the library. Forms can be picked up at the library or on our website.
- Multiple entries per person will be accepted.
- Entries must be received by 5pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015
Contact the Teen Librarian, Allison Cusher or the Children’s Librarian, Sarah Banister for more information.
Entry forms will be available at the library or can be printed from home here: Bookmark Contest 2015