"Bank on Reading" Storytime Begins June 3rd!
The Grafton Public Library is proud to announce a new storytime, "Bank on Reading," presented in partnership with Unibank. Join us Monday mornings at 10:30 am at the new Unibank branch at 89 Worcester Street, Grafton for stories and a snack. This program is designed for ages 2-5 and siblings are welcome. No registration is required - we'll see you there!
New! Online Museum Pass Reservations
Reserve passes to popular local museums from home, work or school!
A library card is required. Advance reservations are limited to Grafton residents.
eBooks, eAudiobooks, Online Videos
log in with your library card to see titles just for Grafton cardholders!
Sign up with your Grafton Public Library card today!
We are currently offering BookPage, a free-to-patrons publication with reviews; feature articles about authors; columns of interest such as Whodunit, Book Clubs, Cooking, and more. Please take one home, and let us know what you think! If enough people find it useful, we will buy a subscription.
NEW TITLES LIST
Who Needs Libraries?
WE ALL DO! And we use them; a lot! The Mass. Board of Library Commissioners has prepared a video highlighting how many more visits are made to public libraries than to Fenway, the Garden, or Gillette Stadium. View it on You-Tube for an insightful look into the role of public libraries in Massachusetts.
How Much Is Your Library Worth?
Do you buy books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs? Do you purchase and download audiobooks? Use this calculator to see how much you could save by borrowing those materials from Grafton Library.
Want to Help Your Library GO GREEN?
Free eBook! Four Corners of the Sky
Did you get your free eBook for the Big Library Read yet? This pilot program allows millions of patrons from more than 7,500 participating libraries to simultaneously read Michael Malone’s critically-acclaimed ‘Four Corners of the Sky’ in OverDrive Read, Kindle and EPUB formats. Big Library Read enables users from 10 different countries on five different continents to join in one of the largest global reading events ever to occur. From now until June 1st, users will be able to log in to their digital library website and check out this wonderful tale about love, secrets and the mysterious bonds only families can form.
During this campaign, we
will post discussion questions on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to encourage
your staff and patrons to follow us and Michael Malone and be a part of
the dialogue. In addition, there will be a worldwide conversation using the
so tweet your thoughts often.
Next week, the book’s publisher, Sourcebooks, will host a live Facebook chat with author Michael Malone, enabling readers to have their questions answered in real time. More details will be coming soon.
The Library has officially closed until June 10! Thank you for holding your materials at home until we reopen.
All pending holds will be sent to the Millbury Library at 128 Elm St, Millbury MA for pickup. If you have an item that has been in transit for more than 3 weeks, please call the library at 508-839-5335 x162 and we will request another copy.
Visit the Library's satellite location at the Municipal Center, 30 Providence Road, for museum passes, eBook help, to request materials, get a library card, or find answers to your reference questions! We are there Mon-Thu 9am-8pm and Fri 9-5.
Construction is progressing at the library building. The concrete foundation for the wheelchair lift is in place. Doors, shelving and moldings have been marked for salvage. The electrician has been through to do some wiring. Stairs for the new walkway are pending. About 80% of the materials have been drawn and submitted for approval, and many items - the lift, steel, concrete, and more - have already been ordered. Carpet and tile have been approved. The LULA has been ordered and will be installed the week of June 10.
The construction team is expected to completely take over the building by Monday 4/29 and hit it hard for five weeks, working simultaneously on the lift, restroom, and other life and safety issues to bring the building up to code.
Thanks for your patience, and check out construction photos on Flickr!
ONLINE MUSEUM PASS RESERVATIONS ARE HERE!
Museum passes will be available during the period we are closed.
Library to Close 4/22-6/10 for Renovation
Item limits waived, fines waived, and area libraries open!
The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED to the public for renovation from Monday April 22 through Monday June 10, 2013. The renovation calls for a wheelchair lift and accessible restroom, new carpeting, and other accessibility and safety improvements to bring the 1927 facility (built for a population of 6,000) up to code. "We are thrilled to be moving forward with this project,” said Beth Gallaway, Library Director, "and delighted at the prospect of being accessible to all members of our community at last.”
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Kindle eBooks Now Available!
You can now read eBooks on your Kindle! There are over 2500 titles available through C/W MARS. Kindle books are designated by the little e-reader icon:
Start at the Digital Catalog and either click the link for Library eBooks for Kindle or choose "Advanced Search" on the top right and select "Kindle Book" in the Format line.
You have access to any book already purchased by C/W MARS, and future purchases will also be compatible with Kindles. You have to start at the Digital Catalog to find titles; not everything in the Amazon Kindle store is available for download through C/W MARS.
Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis, just like physical books. You can also place titles on request and be notified when a copy is ready for download, just like physical books. more information >>