Grafton Public Library

Kids

The Children’s Room strives to be a fun place for children and families to learn and read together. We offer a wide variety of materials for learning and fun, including materials like books, media and games; toys like blocks, puzzles, puppets, and a play kitchen; and technology like computers.

POLICIES

Unattended Children

For the safety of our youngest patrons, Library visitors must comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
  • Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14

Code of Conduct

While visiting the Library, please respect yourself, respect each other, and respect the space.

Program Policy

Please note that due to our limited space, the Children’s Room will be CLOSED when programs are taking place. In winter months, if school is canceled, Library programs are cancelled. Please be mindful when registering for programs. If you cannot attend, please alert staff so we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list.

All library policies are online at https://graftonlibrary.org/home/policies.

PROGRAMS

 

The Library offers a variety of storytime programs for ages birth through 5 during the school. Check the event calendar to see what’s happening this week!

We also offer programs and special events for kids up to and including age 12, such as:

  • Friday Fun with Mr. Kim — music and movement with Mr. Kim from Appletree Arts — on the second Friday of each month, for children ages 2-5. This program runs October through May. Registration opens one week prior to the program (first Friday of the month) and anyone on the wait list will automatically be placed in the next months’ session.
  • Special events and hosted performers
  • Seasonal Drop-in Crafts

HOMEWORK HELP

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Tutor.com offers homework help for students in K-12 from 2-9pm! Enter your Library card number to access.

 

 

 

Kids InfoBits contains kid-friendly topics in eBooks, articles, video and audio format, at a grade K-4 reading level. Searching is more visual. It’s perfect for resources school reports!

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Encyclopedia Britannica’s Children’s Public Library and Elementary School interfaces offer guided searching on topics like animals and geography, and contains multimedia and articles at a K-4 grade level, while the Middle School interface for grades 5-8 has keyword searching and how-to help on writing research papers, book reviews, science reports and presentations.

 

Learning Zone (preK-2)
Children’s edition (ages 5-12)
Elementary School edition (gr 1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pronounciator is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more, with flash card for kids and a pre-K language learning module. Over 80 languages in English and your native tongue, free! Enter your Library card # and PIN to access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bookflix offers an eBook experience for children in grades K-2, and pairs fiction and nonfiction picture books for a themed reading experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR PARENTS

A parenting section full of helpful information  can be found in the Adult non-fiction stacks.