Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children.
To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of this form if you need it. If you are 17 and older, you just need to bring a form of photo ID with you.
How to Prepare to Donate Blood:
Make sure you are well hydrated at the time of your donation. Try and limit the amount of caffeinated beverages you consume prior to giving blood.
Do not donate on an empty stomach. Each a good meal at least three hours prior to giving blood.
Get a good nights rest prior to coming in to donate.
If in the past your hemoglobin has been low, you can raise it by eating iron rich food. For a list of food rich in iron click here.
Remember to bring a photo ID with you when you come to donate.
For further eligibility requirements click here .
Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Sign up here for your appointment now.
Attendees of this program will earn 3 tickets for our end of summer raffle.
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.
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.
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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.
Tickets are now on sale for the Friends Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 am (10:00 am sold out).
Collect up to 6 candy-filled eggs while hunting for the elusive Golden Egg, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and then join us at the Library for Spring stories & crafts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library. Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.
Tickets are $ 4 per child and must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets are first come, first serve.
Tuesday, March 7 7:00-8:30 pm.
Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling.
Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.
The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events.
Admission is free, but preregistration is required.
The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, February 20, 2017 in observation of President’s Day. No items are due on this date. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!
Check out our Resources page for links to all these databases. Register for Hoopla, Pronunciator, Tutor.com or ArtistWorks 4/1/17 and be entered to win $100 Visa Gift card!! A winner will be pulled from all registered users of these Library Databases