Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

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Are you a retired Teacher?

A volunteer is needed to help a 7-year-old understand math concepts.  For 1-2 hours a week you could make a real difference in this child’s present and future education!  The schedule is flexible.  Please contact Susan Leto, Volunteer Coordinator at 508-839-4649 or sleto@cwmars.org

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LEGO Brick Builders

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Calling all master builders ages 8-12. Come build with the bricks!! Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 pm.  Try our building challenge and collaborate with others! Please register.

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DVDs Missing from Library Collection

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The staff at the Grafton Public Library is disheartened to have discovered 17 DVDs missing from their cases on the shelf in the past 2 weeks.  We ask all patrons to help preserve your collection by being vigilant and reporting any unusual behavior. Additional security measures have been taken.

To the person or persons who have been stealing DVDs from the community’s free public library:

We just want them back!  Please put them in one of our drop-boxes, no questions asked.

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Library to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Grafton Public Library will CLOSE at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25 in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday and remain CLOSED Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015. No items are due on these dates. The Library will reopen at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 28.

Museum passes for Friday and Saturday may be picked up in advance on Tue (10-9) or Wed (10-5).

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

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Upcoming Movie Nights for Teens

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Teens get Movie Nights just for them –
We will be showing Mockingjay Part 1 (PG 13) Thursday November 19 at 6:30 pm.
Mockingjay Part 2 will be in theaters on Friday, November 20th. If you missed the first part, need a refresher, or just love the movie, come and see Part 1 at the library.
Popcorn and drinks will be served.

 

Then join us for Jurassic World (PG 13) Tuesday November 24 at 6:30 pm

Popcorn and drinks will be served.

These free Movie Nights are for teens in grades 6-12. Sign up in the library or by emailing the teen librarian, acusher@cwmars.org

 

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Noise Alert through November in the Children’s Room

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The Staff Kitchen in the Grafton Public Library is undergoing some much needed renovations with great thanks to the Friends of the Library. Please note that while these renovations are taking place through mid-November, a good deal of noise from saws, drills and hammers carries into the Children’s Room. We would like to alert our youngest patrons of these loud noises so as not to alarm them during their visit. A selection of Children’s items will be available to check out from the upstairs Main Reading room and staff can bring up any specific item requests for patrons who wish to avoid the noise. Thank you for your patience while the renovations take place.

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Saturday Knitting Group Donates 40 Knitted Items to Grafton Food Bank

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The Grafton Public Library’s Saturday Knitting Group has been busy knitting lots of warm outerwear for families in need, such as mittens, hats, scarves and sweaters. The Knitting Group has donated 40 knitted items to the Grafton Food Bank for distribution. Great job!

The group is open to anyone interested in knitting, whether you are an experienced knitter or just want to learn  Experienced knitters are encouraged to bring their current projects.

Have extra needles or yarn? Donate to our Give and Take Box to clear out your stash or find a special yarn.

Sign up in the library or by emailing graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com

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Food for Fines November 1-December 31, 2015

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Got 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 1 through December 31.

This year, in addition to non-perishables, we are accepting Stop & Shop receipts that show you have purchased a grocery box for the Food Bank.

Please consider donating to the Girl Scout Troop #30212 Food Drive for Thanksgiving! We will waive fines also for these donated items. Please see their note and list of items below:

Hello from Junior Girl Scout Troop #30212! We’re working on our Bronze Award, and we decided that every family deserves to have the best Thanksgiving ever! Since some families don’t have enough food, we’re helping the Grafton Food Bank collect all the food they need. Did you know that they will make 125 baskets of food for families? That’s a lot! We also hope to donate items for a table setting – a table cloth, pumpkin & leaves. These items will be purchased by our Girl Scout Troop.
The Grafton Food Bank has told us that they need 125 each of:
Bread Mixes (banana, etc.)
Pie crust in a box
Pie filling
Stuffing mix
Cranberry sauce
The Food Bank also needs 250:
Canned green beans
Canned corn
Please go to the troop’s SignUpGenius page to commit to donating one or many of these items!
Of course, we’re in a hurry! We need to get all of this food to the Grafton Food Bank by November 15th. Food can be dropped off in the boxes at Stop & Shop, the Grafton Public Library or at the Municipal Center (we will pick them up and sort them). If you would like to donate cash instead, we can use that to buy nice things for their Thanksgiving table. All donations received will go directly to the Grafton Food Bank.
We will be at Stop & Shop collecting donations on 11/1, 8, & 14, please keep an eye out for us!
Thank you for helping us to make Thanksgiving a happy holiday for everyone.
Junior GS Troop #30212

Please bring non-perishable canned or boxed goods, OR personal care items in lieu of cash for Library fines. The value of donated items should total the fine amount. Please note that we cannot accept open, damaged, expired, recalled or perishable items, and Food for Fines applies only to overdue fines, and does not extend to fees for printing, faxing, lost materials, or replacement Library cards.

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 graftonlibrary.ma@gmail.com.

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