Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Library CLOSED for Patriots’ Day 2018

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observation of Patriots’ Day on Monday, April 16, 2018. No items are due on this day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 17.

Museum passes for Tuesday, April 17 may be picked up in advance on Friday (10 am -5 pm) or Saturday (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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Starling Early Education Wearable Book Packs Available for Check-out

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Research shows that the more verbal engagement you give your child, the more likely they are to reach their full potential.

The Starling Early-Education Wearable tells you if you’re engaging enough by counting the words that you speak.

• The Starling clips to your child’s shirt or pants
• Without recording, the Starling counts all the words your child hears
• The Starling app gives you real-time feedback on your child’s verbal engagements
 Get daily engagement tips from child development experts to keep you talking

Give Starling a try with one of our Starling Book Packs available for check-out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal for an additional 3 weeks!

For more information on Starling, please visit their WEBSITE.


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Once Upon a Story at Willard House Wed May 9 at 1:30pm

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Join us Wednesday, May 9at 1:30 pm for a special storytime and fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House Clock Museum!  Ages 3 & up, siblings welcome.

Please REGISTER for this program.

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

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Grafton Public Library Paint Night

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Relax, order a drink, and join the Friends of the Grafton Public Library at Pub 122 on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM for this fun evening out to benefit your local library.

This lovely Hummingbird Silhouette canvas will have you thinking of warmer days and the sweet charm of the flora and fauna of Summer. Step by step instructions will be given and all materials needed to complete the project are included in the cost.

A portion of the ticket price will go directly to the Friends of the Grafton Public Library to help supply and support library needs and events. This event is $35/pp. Pre-registration is required, and registration ends April 5.

Register here (scroll to bottom of the page):

You can also register in person at ArtMark Studio, 198 Worcester Street, North Grafton.

Visit the Friends’ Facebook Event page for more info.

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Meet Libby, the One-Tap Reading App for eBooks from your Library!

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Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, phone and textBring your favorite device – phone, tablet, laptop or eReader – and we’ll introduce you to Libby, a free app for getting free digital books!
Registration is required and opens 2 weeks in advance at

Get a head start — and come with questions! — by checking out this overview at


Join us on the following dates for live help! 

  • Mon 3/26 @11am
  • Wed 4/4 @7pm
  • Tue 4/10 @11am
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Spring Egg Hunt!

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Spring Egg Hunt tickets are SOLD OUT! But please join us for a special Spring-themed storytime and some simple crafts inside the library.

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and schedule is as follows:

10:15-10:35 am

10:40-11:00 am

11:05-11:25 am

11:30-11:50 am

11:55am-12:15 pm

The Children’s Room will be closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for clean up. A selection of children’s materials can be found in the Main Reading Room.

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Meet Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White

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As part of the Friends of the Library’s Community Read events, we invite you to visit with Lindsey Morand, great-niece of E.B. White, on March 31 at 2:00 pm. E.B. White is author of the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web among other beloved children’s titles.

Lindsey promised that she would never let her great-uncle be forgotten!! For over 40 years, she has enjoyed sharing her precious E.B. White photographs, letters, autographed first edition books and other heirlooms. Her presentation contains unique and interesting memorabilia for all ages. Children and adults are always familiar with E.B. White’s children’s books however they are not always knowledgeable about the author.

Her presentation is highlighted with the White family typewriter (c. 1900) and a 1911 Webster’s dictionary signed “Elwyn B. White” when he was eleven years old, signed 1st edition book The Lady is Cold published in 1929 and 17 other E.B. White books! Her most cherished item is an autographed book of Charlotte’s Web presented to her in 1952.  During the presentation, she will also be willing to answer questions about her famous uncle.  Stop by before the presentation to see the artifacts on display.

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Teen Crafternoon: Plush Pillows

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Saturday, March 24 1:00 pm

Come and create your own pillow or fluffy friend. Designs are limited and will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.

This free program is for teens in grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.

Please register online for this program.



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