Grafton Public Library

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We have 2 New Museum Passes!

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We are pleased to offer two new museum passes: Zoo New England and Mass Audubon Society!



ZOO NEW ENGLAND offers discount admission to Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Zoo New England manages and operates both the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA.  Its mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world by creating fun and enjoyable experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research and education.

LIBRARY PASS is valid for general daytime admission to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo only. It admits up to 6 people at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child. Please review the Library’s Museum Pass Policy and reserve your pass through our online pass reservations.

Check out the ZOO NEW ENGLAND website for more information and to plan your visit.


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MASS AUDUBON SOCIETY pass offers discount tickets to 58 wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Mass Audubon protects 36,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all.  It welcomes more than half a million visitors a year to its various wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers.

LIBRARY PASS provides for $2.00 admission to Mass Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuaries.  It is valid for up to four persons at one time.  Children under 2 are admitted free.  Valid during normal hours of operation, with the exception of occasional, special fundraising days.Included with the pass is a guide booklet to Mass Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuaries, Nature Centers, and Museums. Please review the Library’s Museum Pass Policy and reserve your pass through our online pass reservations.



All museum passes are provided by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library.

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Food for Fines runs November 5 through December 31

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Image result for food for finesGot fines? To aid the Grafton Food Bank, the Library will offer fine forgiveness in return for donations of non-perishable items for the Grafton Food Bank. The program will run November 5 through December 31, 2018.

The value of donated items should total the fine amount. Please donate unopened, unexpired, non-perishable items valued at your fine amount. Items that are perishable, open, leaking, damaged or expired cannot be accepted.

The Food Bank accepts toiletries, diapers, baby food and formula, and pet food. A list of suggestions can be found online at

Please note Food for Fines applies only to overdue fines, and does not extend to fees for printing, faxing, lost materials, or replacement Library cards.

Donations may be brought to the Children’s Room or Main Reading Room. For more details about Food for Fines, or to discuss other alternatives to fees and bring your library card to good standing, please contact Susan Leto at 508-839-4649 x1105 or by email at




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Library Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Grafton Public Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observation of the 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday. No items are due on the days we are closed. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 24.

Museum passes may be picked up in advance on  Tuesday, Nov. 20 (10 am – 9 pm) or Wednesday, Nov. 21 (10 am-5 pm).

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an ebook, learn a new language, and more!

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Library to Close for Veteran’s Day Monday Nov 12

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veterans day graphicThe Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Veteran’s Day, honoring all who served the US in the military, on Monday, November 12, 2018. No items are due this day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13.

Museum passes for Monday may be picked up in advance on Thursday (10 am-9 pm), Friday or Saturday (10am-5pm).

Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an ebook, learn a new language, and more!

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Down Under Bookstore Basket & Bundle Sale Continues

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book bundlesIt’s not too early to start your holiday shopping! The Friends of the Grafton Public Library announce a special sale on themed bundles and baskets of books and other items. The bundles of books/items are priced at $3, $5 and $10 and the baskets are priced $15-$35. The baskets and bundles will be on display on the Main floor, in the Children’s Room and Down Under Bookstore. Thank you for not removing items from bundles; all bundles are sold as a set.



The bundles and baskets have some great items, for example:

  • Entire Seinfeld collection with several books on the show
  • Entire Harry Potter series with the newest book and the other off shot books as well as some of the films, other material including DVD game
  • Cats and Dogs both have a basket of their own
  • Simpson and Family Guy baskets
  • Great travel and adventure baskets

With each bundle or basket purchased, a free bookmark or Perler Bead creation will be given out. The sale will run through the end of August.

*Please note that all items have been donated. Most have been gently used and therefore reflect such use.

Also the Friends announce the following changes in pricing of materials for sale:

  • ALL DVDs to $1 (TV show seasons were $2). Kids TV shows remain $ .50.
  • Hardcover books that are library withdraws are now $ .50 (most of the large print are from libraries).
  • Now ALL Saturdays for remainder of the summer will be buy 1 get 1 free, that includes all materials (including DVDs and CDs and video games)

The Down Under Bookstore is located on the bottom floor of the Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common, and is open during Library hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am –9 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am -5 pm.

All proceeds from the Down Under Bookstore go toward supporting the Library’s programming which includes museum passes, the summer program, exhibits, speakers, workshops, and concerts. Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Down Under Bookstore and the Grafton Public Library.

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Inclement Weather Policy

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In the event of inclement weather, the Grafton Public Library may close to ensure safety for Library staff and visitors. In the event of a Library closing, all fines and fees for materials due on the unscheduled closed date will be waived. If the Grafton Public Schools are closed, but the Library remains open, all scheduled Library programs will be canceled. The Library encourages our members to consider their own safety first and foremost, and follow all government issued travel advisories and bans.

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STEM Kids Grades K-2

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Kids in grades K-2 can join Ms. Cyndi and Ms. Sandhya on Saturday, November 10 at 12 pm for a seasonal science activity that is hands-on fun!

Please REGISTER for this program.

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“Once Upon a Storytime”

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Ages 3 + Join us for a special storytime and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum! Siblings welcome.

Meets Wednesday, November 7 at 1:30 pm

Location: Willard House and Clock Museum, 11 Willard St, Grafton

Please REGISTER for this program.

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DIY Steampunk Accessories – Teens & Adults

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Tuesday, October 23  7:30 pm

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Teens & Adults! Come learn how to make Steampunk clothing accessories…a mix of a Victorian past and a sci-fi future combine!

Please REGISTER for this program.

Then you’ll be ready to attend the Grafton Historical Society’s “Steampunk and Victorian Era Presentation and Costume Party on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 6pm-9pm. Check the Grafton Historical Society Facebook event for more info.

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Dinovember Teen & Tween Lego Build

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Celebrate Dinovember with a special Lego Dino Build on Wednesday, November 7th!

This program will be held at the Grafton Municipal Center, second floor, Room D

Due to the popularity of the Library’s LEGO Build programs, we are doing a special registration to ensure more patrons have the opportunity to participate.
Please complete the form for each teen or tween you would like to sign up.
Completing this registration does not guarantee you a spot. Registration will remain open until November 2nd. Registrants will be notified on November 3rd.


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Grafton Writers Group

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Like to write? Do you want to get some practice in writing and possibly share with other writers? If so, please consider joining fellow writers Wednesday, October 17 3:00 pm at the Grafton Library.

The group is open to writers age 16 and up, and is held in the Main Reading Room of the Library, facilitated by Tasha and Stephen Halpert.

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