Grafton Public Library

2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries ROCK!

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at the Grafton Public Library

Monday, June 11th-Friday August 31

Download our 2018 Full Calendar of Events for info on programs, Davis Farmland, Read to Bead, earning tickets, Food for Fines, and PRIZES!

The 2018 Summer Library Program hosted by the Grafton Public Library has a MUSIC theme this year! All ages are encouraged to participate.

Register online for one of our awesome programs like Teen and Tween Crafternoons, Lego Builds, Storyteller Diane Edgecomb, Teen Nerf Games and more!

LEGO Build registration runs June 1-June 11. We are trying something different this year: a lottery system to make sure we are rotating through a variety of participants.

Summer Library Program 2018 officially begins Monday, June 11.  Stop by daily for an eTicket to win one of our end of summer prizes!

All summer: Storytime in the park, Summer Stories for Library Babies, LEGO builds, LEGO Brick Builders Club, Silly Science, Teen Crafternoon, Family Movie Night, GUM Ukulele Club, book discussions, color me calm, knitting group, Nerdfighters, Dungeons & Dragons, arts & crafts, ukulele lessons, and more!

NEW! Read to Bead Program for tracking your summer reading!

Questions? Please see our Patron FAQs or call the Library 508-839-4649.


Highlighted Programs:

Tue June 5th 7pm Seven Times Salt Concert Easy As Lying: Music From Shakespeare’s Globe
Renaissance Dance lesson, 6:15pm; 7pm concert
grades K-adult
Apple Tree Arts, Great Hall, One Grafton Common

Thu July 5 5:30pm Reading Frederick Douglass Together: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
Reading, discussion, period music, refreshments.
grades teen-adult
Grafton Common

Fri July 13 6pm Mr. Kim in Concert
all ages
Grafton Common

Thu July 19 1pm Storyteller Diane Edgecomb
Rock Solid!
grades 3-5

Sat July 21 4-7pm Fun in the Sun
co-sponsored with Grafton Recreation Department
all ages Nelson Park

Sat July 28 2-3pm Nerf Games
grades 6-12
Grafton Common

Thu Aug 2 10:15am Toto the Tornado Kitten
all ages
Grafton Public Library

Mon Aug 6 3:30pm/6pm Mary Jo Maichack presents Own the Room
Gain poise, presence and power for public speaking, performing, and self-confidence!
Municipal Center

Tue Aug 7 5:00pm National Night Out
all ages
Grafton Police Station

Thu August 30 7pm We Shall Overcome: Labor Day Protest Song Sing-a-long
grades teen-adult
Grafton Public Library lawn

You can earn electronic raffle tickets for amazing cool prizes! Winners will be chosen in three age groups: Adult, Teen and Kids. Winning is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Earn 1 eTicket for each day you visit the Library
  2. Earn 2 eTickets for each food item you donate to the Grafton Food Bank (Max of 20 tickets/10 items per person)
  3. Earn 3 eTickets for each Library program you attend

Prizes: Oh boy, the PRIZES!!! Grand Prize – Winner’s Choice from ONE of the following prizes:



*Winner picks gift card from: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Game Stop, Stop-n-Shop, Wegmans, Regal Cinema, Showcase Cinemas, Grafton Country Store, Apple Tree Arts,  or Hunter’s Tavern at the Grafton Inn.
All winners must have a C/W MARS library card. Grand prize winner must be a resident of Grafton.


VOTE for New Animal Buddies!  Our Fox, Red Panda, and Cheetah plush are well loved in our Children’s Room. In 2017 we added the Giant Panda, Sea Turtle, and Fennec Fox. Again this year, we will be adding 3 new friends from the World Wildlife Federation for them to play with. We need your help deciding who we will get. Stop by this summer and vote for your favorites. You can vote each day you visit the Library. Then, visit us in the fall to meet our winners!


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Food for Fines: Donate to the Grafton Food Bank instead of paying your overdue fines this summer (and earn tickets)! The Library will accept non-perishable, unexpired food, toiletries and school supplies from July 1-August 31 in lieu of fines. Food for Fines may not be used to pay for lost or missing materials, printing or faxing fees, or replacement library cards.

Grafton Public Library supports Grafton Public Schools – stop in for your summer reading titles!

Sponsors:  The 2018 MA Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by: