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Spooktacular Activities for Halloween

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Tween Halloween Craft
Thursday, October 12 3:30-4:30 pm
Join us and create a spooky holiday decoration!
Ages 8-12
Registration is required

 

Spooky Stories
Tuesday, October 31 10:15-10:45 am
Join us for an all-ages Halloween storytime. It will be a ghastly good time! Costumes are encouraged!

 

Halloween @ the Library
Tuesday, October 31 5:00-8:00 pm
Trick or Treating on South Street? Don’t forget to include the Library as a trick or treating stop! We’ll have a special activity after 5 pm: spin the wheel to pick your Halloween treat!
The Library is a Teal Pumpkin Project participant and will only provide non-food treats.

 

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Got a Half-Day to Tinker around with?

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Need something to do on your half day Friday, September 29th? Swing by the library and grab a Tinker Bag.  Filled with miscellaneous odds & ends, there is no limit to what you can create with these grab bags. Work at the library or take one home. Don’t forget to bring your imagination!

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“Getting to Know Your Ukulele” Class

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The Grafton Public Library is offering a 4-week class titled “Getting to Know Your Ukulele.” This class will be taught by Jan Barlow of Apple Tree Arts and is for beginners ages 13 and up – teens and adults. The classes will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, and will meet at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA. Participants must commit to attending all 4 classes. This free class is limited to 12 participants. Participants need to bring a ukulele to the class. The Library has 3 ukuleles available to check out for the course of the session.

Please stop by the Library or call 508-839-4649 to register for this program and reserve a ukulele.

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Teen Program: Wreck This Journal

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Participants will each receive their own copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SMith. Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck – to create a journal as unique as you are. For anyone who’s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or a sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, this illustrated book challenges readers to muster up their best mistake – and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book – or destroy them.

At this program we will have a bunch of supplies out to get you started on your journal.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. Please REGISTER online.

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Food for Fines is a Win-Win!

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Thank you to all our patrons who participated in our Food for Fines program from July 1 through August 31.
If you had fines on your account and brought in food for the Grafton Food Bank, the Library waived any fees related to overdue fines.
The Library is pleased to report it took in $873.63 in “food” items between June 1-Aug 31.
All the food was brought over to the Grafton Food Bank to help stock their shelves.

Thanks very much to all our patrons for participating in this win-win program!

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Delayed Opening Friday, September 15

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED from 10 am-1 pm Friday, September 15th for Staff Development. The Library will be open from 1-5 pm.
Museum Passes for Friday, September 15th may be picked up on Thursday, September 14th from 10am-9pm.
Please visit our 24/7 digital library branch.
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LEGO BrickBuilders to Meet in October

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Thursday, October 5 3:30-5:00 pm

Calling all master builders ages 6-12 for an afternoon of LEGO fun!

Registration opens 9/21/2017 at graftonlibrary.org/events.

 

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also 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.
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Take our Summer Program 2017 Survey and win!

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Thanks for participating in our Summer Library Program!

Now you can help us make next year even better!  Whether you participated in our Summer Program or not, take a survey to help us better serve you! There’s a survey for every age group. Participants in the kids and adult surveys will be entered to win a $25 gift card card. Teens will be entered to win a $25 movie gift card. Surveys will be available until September 30th.

Take our Children’s Survey (For grade 5 and under, parents can take for children)

Take our Teen Survey (For grades 6-12)

Take our Adult Survey (For adults 18 and over)

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Have you met Libby yet? You’ll be glad you did!

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Meet Libby, a new app built for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Learn more here

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For a step by step on how to load and use this app, go to

“Getting started with Libby”

Brought to you by your local library, and built with 💕 by OverDrive.

 

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Storytime Resumes Week of September 11

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Storytimes will be starting the week of September 11!

The session will run the week of September 11th through October 21st. 

REGISTRATION: Please note some storytimes require registration while others are drop-in. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to start date of program.

  • Please register one participant at a time. You must register every child participating. Unregistered children will not be able to participate.
  • Please adhere to age recommendations when registering your child.   If your child is not an appropriate age, they will be removed from the registration list.

Silly Science @ UniBank is a 45 minute storytime program for children ages 3-5 years. Join us for a STEM- themed storytime that features math and science themes.

Registration is required for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103. The program will run on Monday mornings 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 & 10/16 at 10:15 am. Participants must commit to the entire 5 week session.

Location: UniBank, 89 Worcester St., Grafton

 

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

Registration is required for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103. The program will run on Tuesday mornings 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 & 10/17 at 10:15 am.  Participants must commit to the entire 6 week session.

 

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years.

We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required. The program will meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am and 10:15 am. Please attend just one time slot. Session dates are 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18.

 

Join us at the Willard House Clock Museum for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!

Ages 3 and up, siblings welcome. Please register for this program. Register ONLINE or call 508-839-4649 xt 1103.

This program meets once-a-month, second Wednesday of the month. This month’s date is September 13 at 1:30 pm.

Location: 11 Willard St, North Grafton, MA 01536

 

Library Babies is a 20-minute program for our very youngest visitors, ages birth-walking. Join us as we read stories, sing songs, recite favorite nursery rhymes, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required. The program will meet on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am. Session dates are 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 & 10/19.

 

Join us Saturday mornings before the library opens for shorter, repeat showings of our most popular storytimes. 9/16, 9/30 & 10/14 will be Baby & Toddler Storytime, while 9/23, 10/7 & 10/21 will be Preschool Storytime.

This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

 

The Children’s Room will be CLOSED for the duration of each storytime program. A selection of materials will be available in the Main Reading Room.

Please note our Storytime Policy: If there is no school, storytime programs are cancelled. If there is a half-day of school, morning storytimes are cancelled.

 

PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:

CAN YOUR CHILD BE ALONE AT THE LIBRARY?

Children are always welcome at the library.  However, the library is a public building and very busy on a daily basis.  For the protection and well-being of children, the Grafton Public Library has established an Unattended Child Policy.

Please note that program attendees must also 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.

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

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