Grafton Public Library

Friends of the Grafton Library

UPCOMING EVENTS & INITIATIVES

Next Friends Meeting: Publicity & Marketing Committee, Tuesday Sept 1 7:30pm,  Main Reading Room, Grafton Public Library.

Historical Book Sale: Monday September 7, Labor Day 11am-2pm (Friends get in FREE at 10am; all others pay $10 for early entry!)

Why Do We Need a Library? Essay Contest: Runs September 8-September 30.

2014 Friends LogoDid you know… membership in the Friends starts at just $5 a year, and supports library programs and initiatives not covered by the regular budget?

About the Friends

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library is a volunteer organization that works to support our library through advocacy and activities designed to raise money for library needs which are not funded by our local, state or federal government.

We use the money we raise from the Down Under Bookstore and memberships to offer a variety of programs to the Grafton community. These programs include museum passes, the summer reading program, exhibits, speakers, workshops, and concerts.

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2013-2016 Officers

President: Betci Weldon
Secretary: Elinor Tidman
Treasurer: Ellen Gougen / Karen Kara’a
Marketing:  Michelle Dalal / Aaron Swartz
Membership: Dan Cusher
At-large: Alberta Dumfree, Gail Poler, Mary Tulloch, Gail Wixon
Friends Liaison to the Trustees:
Trustee Liaison to the Friends: Carrie Hogan

Join the Friends

Membership begins at just $5 for an individual membership! Print and complete a Friends Membership Form and send it, with a check for your annual dues, to:
The Friends
c/o the Grafton Public Library
PO Box 387
Grafton MA 01519

Down Under Bookstore

The Friends of the Grafton Public Library operate the Down Under Bookstore in the lower level of the Main Library. The Down Under Book Store is open the same hours as the Library. Books, CDs, videos, and paperbacks for adults are $1.00 each. Children’s books are four for $1.00. You will also find videotapes, books on tape, DVDs, and CDs. In the Main Reading Room, near the Friends Cafe, we sometimes offer current books in pristine condition for $3. At holiday time, we offer gift collections for $5-$10 dollars. You will find a wide range of books, both fiction and nonfiction:

  • classics
  • mysteries
  • children’s books
  • science fiction
  • cooking
  • crafts
  • self-help
  • parenting
  • travel
  • reference

The proceeds from Down Under support the Friends’ Museum Pass program and the many programs sponsored by the Friends. Donations to the Down Under Bookstore are most welcome. Donated gently used books, CDs, or videos should be in good, unmarked, saleable condition. Magazines, textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and outdated, old or ugly books are not useful, and the Friends ask to be saved the trouble and expense of disposing of them. Moldy books are unacceptable. Donations may be left in the plastic bins at the bottom of the stairs near the bookstore. Please do not put donations in the book drops.

Donations from the Friends to local causes are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please apply in writing to the Friends of the Library, PO Box 387 Grafton MA 01519.