Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

We’ve MOVED!

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porch with plants, adirondack chairs and tablesIn anticipation of our upcoming construction project, the Library has relocated to 53 N. Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536. The project is still in approvals stage and we are likely to go out to bid this summer.

Our hours remain Mon-Thu 10am-9pm and Fri & Sat 10am-5pm.

All services and collections are available, including computer use, library programs, faxing, scanning, copying, notary (free) and passport acceptance by appointment (fee).

We do not have any meeting rooms available for the public to use, although the setup of the space does provide for various study and reading spaces.

Parking is limited. Please park only between the white lines, and do not park at Truth or Trek Stop unless you are patronizing those businesses. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Important Information for Patrons with Holds

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hold shelfHolds are now available and are SELF-SERVICE! Please see a staff member if you would like to create an alias for your library account so Holds are not shelved under your legal name.

If the hold is from another library, please see a staff member to check out. Grafton items on hold can be borrowed with our self-check.

We look forward to seeing you at 53 North Main St!

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New Database: Driving Tests

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driving test database logoPractice Exams: Driving Tests

Prepare for your driver’s license exam, or give yourself a refresher with Driving Tests! Customized for Massachusetts, Driving Tests contains 14 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 27 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 questions.

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Friends Fundraiser: Cards for a Cause Are In!

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UPDATE: If you placed an order, please visit the library to pick up your cards. Thanks for supporting the Library!

 

Haven’t placed an order yet? Do so by August 31! Stop in and browse the collections, and then purchase at the Library (cash or check) or online (paypal). Cards for a cause make a great first day of school gift for a teacher! Busy parent? Save yourself the birthday card runaround for all those parties your child attends! Get a head start on your holiday card sending tradition (or start a new one!) Cards for a Cause are a wonderful, practical fundraiser and proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.

The Friends group will being taking orders in person accepting all forms of payment (cash, checks and debit/credit cards are all accepted!) for the Cards for a Cause Fundraiser.

 

These boxes each contain 30* beautiful, hand-crafted cards & envelopes with a variety of options to choose from and the cost is $30 per box.

*Holiday box contains 50 Cards for $30!

To preview the boxes and/or place an order online, visit https://forms.gle/f5zeUdURBHYFADqBA

Boxes will be available for pickup at the library in Sept at the conclusion of the fundraiser with more details to come on this Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/439976293274541

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Scholastic Teachables Database is available in July & August 2019

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Scholastic Teachables offers worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, it includes printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade. Great to keep up skills during the summer, for homeschoolers, and for K-12 students just for fun and learning!

Check it out at https://teachables.scholastic.com/teachables/homepage.html

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Auto Renewal Begins July 1!

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Now, not only can Grafton residents use their local library card to check out materials at any CW MARS public library across the state, but checked out items will be automatically renewed.

Patrons will no longer have to remember to log into their account to renew physical items they have checked out. If a checked out item can be renewed it will automatically be renewed on the due date.

An email notification will be sent on the due date alerting patrons of renewal status for checked out items. It will indicate if their items were successfully renewed or unable to be renewed. Patrons can also log into their account via the CW MARS Libraries app to view the status of all checked out items.

All 147 CW MARS member libraries are participating in auto renewal! This means that no matter where in CW MARS your materials were borrowed from, they will automatically renew on the due date if a renewal is available.

“We want to make borrowing materials as convenient and easy as possible for our patrons” said CW MARS Executive Director Jeanette Lundgren.

Network membership gives residents of Grafton access to over eight million physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) Our shared library catalog and information about accessing our resources can be found at http://catalog.cwmars.org.

CW MARS was founded in 1984 to promote the sharing of resources between libraries in Massachusetts. CW MARS is the largest library network in Massachusetts and is made up of 147 member libraries with 174 branches throughout Central and Western Massachusetts. Learn more about CW MARS at www.cwmars.org.

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Library Hours for Independence Day Holiday 2019

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The Grafton Public Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday July 3 and will be closed all day on Thursday July 4th in observation of the Independence Day holiday. No items are due on July 4th. The Library will reopen at 10:00 am on Friday, July 5th.

Museum passes for Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday may be picked up in advance on Tuesday (10am-9pm) or Wednesday (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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Come See Our New Temporary Quarters!

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Reset your GPS to 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536 where we have reopened as of Wednesday May 15! Thanks for your patience as we continue to make the space comfortable and usable for all.

Hours remain Mon-Thu 10am-9pm and Fri/Sat 10am-5pm.

Please note parking is limited — please do not take up more than 1 lined space, and please do not park at local businesses Trek Stop and Truth Spa unless you are patronizing those amazing businesses!

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