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Win a Comic Book Prize Package!

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Library Card Signupexcelsior! Contest!

 

Share why you value your library card using a Library Card Sign-up Month word balloons (pick up at the Grafton Public Library or download now) or create your own. Creativity is encouraged!

Share on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp or add to the American Library Association’s My Library Card…” Flickr pool between September 2-23, 2014.

 

 

All participants will be entered in a drawing for a comic book prize package, which will include:

Official rules and details of the promotion are available online at atyourlibrary.org.

Are you one of the 8,000 residents that doesn’t have a Grafton Public Library Card yet? A Library Card is the smartest card in your wallet, and your key to borrowing over 40,000 items from the Grafton Public Library and millions of holdings worldwide.

Your first Library card is FREE, and replacement card fees will be WAIVED during the month of September. Proof of residency is required to get a card.

Children ages 0-12 who get their first library card this September will receive an “I Love Reading” lanyard for the card, and we have removed the age requirement for getting a card.

A Grafton Library Card is valued at per $29.60 per person—about the cost of a hardcover book–but the value of the card is approximately $850 if you borrow just one book a week!

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What’s That Noise!?

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Expect a little noise & dust as we get our ductless A/C installed for the comfort of patrons, staff, & materials! Sorry for any discomfort! If we need to close the Children’s Room Friday or Monday for part of the day, we will try to provide as much advance notice as possible, and will make materials for youth available in the Main Reading Room. Thanks for your understanding!

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Batman Day at the Library, July 26th!

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The Library is celebrating the caped crusader in honor of his 75th anniversary! Stop in for activities, giveaways, and fun for kids, teens, and adults! A few lucky people will win prizes donated by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

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Thank You, UniBank!

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A big THANK YOU to UniBank- 89 Worcester Street (rt 122)- for giving us this wonderful batch of books as a Random Act of Kindness. We’re so grateful to UniBank for all that they do for us, and for hosting our popular Monday STEM Storytime.

 

Stop by the Children’s Room to see these great new easy readers featuring popular characters, and science-themed picture books!

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LEGO Brick Builders program!

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Thursdays, 3-5 p.m.
April 10, 17, & 24
Ages 6-12

Drop in and design your own creation, or build a specific model.
Jean, the Library LEGO lady, will provide tons of bricks, and building resources to browse or take home.
Come and create with us!

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New time!! Minstrel Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack coming to Children’s Room Friday, February 21st!

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Mary Jo Maichack

Minstrel storyteller Mary Jo Maichack will performs a short wintery tale of kindness at the Grafton Public Library on FRIDAY, February 21 at 3:00 p.m. Learn to retell the story, and discover tips for being on stage. We’ll break to make glittery silver pine cones, then gather to hear participants tell or read the tale using the pretty pine cone. This easy-to-tell tale and bauble make perfect Valentine gifts, too.

Don’t miss this chance to hear a professional, national award-winning storyteller! Space is limited; this program is appropriate for ages 4 & up. For more details or to register for the program, please contact Beth Gallaway, Library Director, at 508-839-4649 x1103 or by email at graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Award-winning musician David Polansky ‘Celebrates the Holidays’ at the Grafton Public Library

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david polansky 2The Grafton Public Library is proud to be part of Grafton Celebrates the Holidays and is very pleased to host musician David Polansky in concert, Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m. at 35 Grafton Common. David Polansky’s music is frequently humorous, sometimes serious, and always clever and engaging. Join us for a concert of holiday tunes and be prepared to sing!

The library will also be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for cocoa and candy canes, letter writing to Santa, and story times read by one of Santa’s Elves. Be sure to leave time to follow our first-ever Storywalk, that starts and ends at the library and goes around the Grafton Common. Goodie bags will be available for children. Everyone is welcome!

For more information or questions, please contact Beth Gallaway, Director, at 508-839-4649 or graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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PAWSing to R.E.A.D. announces dates for Winter Session

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PAWSing to R.E.A.D. 

PAWSing to R.E.A.D. is a reading enrichment program for beginning or hesitant readers in grades one, two, and three. Participants read to a therapy dog once a week for a half hour for five weeks. Amidst the giggles and tail wagging, readers’ confidence, fluency, word recognition, and comprehension improve!

The dogs and their handlers are therapy team registered and certified through Delta Society Pet Partners, Tufts Paws for People, and have completed the Reading Education Assistance Dogs workshop. We regularly visit schools, hospitals, and group homes. The animals are groomed before each visit – bath, teeth brushed, and thoroughly brushed.

The PAWSing to R.E.A.D. WINTER SESSION will begin Wednesday evening January 15th in Room 33 (second floor) of the Municipal Center and run each Wednesday until February 12th. There will be two time slots – 5:00 to 5:30 and 5:45 to 6:15 with 4 spaces available per time slot. If your child could benefit from participating in this wonderful reading enrichment program, please register by calling the Children’s Room, Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649. Space is limited, so register early! Boo, Clementine, Biscuit, and Jack are ready to read! Any questions or for more information, please contact Amanda Diurba at 508-839-3908 or adiurba@verizon.net.

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Big Library Read: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

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Over the summer, the grownups had a chance to read an ebook without any holds or waiting. Now it’s our turn! Overdrive, the people who make sure that Grafton kids can read ebooks, are giving us all two weeks to read Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O’Connor without needing to place a hold or wait. You can download a copy of the book by clicking here or check out all of the ebooks available by looking at their menu. Let’s get reading!

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