Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

Construction Update: April 2019

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Library to Relocate to Temporary Quarters April 24
The Grafton Public Library closed temporarily to the public Wednesday April 24 and with a target date to reopen Monday May 13 at its interim location at 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA, formerly St. Andrews Church.

We are so excited to be moving forward in the construction process! So many people have volunteered their time to help, but the grant application provided for budgeting professional moving services. W.B. Meyers procured the winning bid for the moving process.

No materials will be due during this time period (although materials may be returned to any library in the Commonwealth). Borrowers may select another C/W MARS Library to pick holds placed in the interim. The digital collection remains available at www.graftonlibrary.org/digital to meet leisure reading, research and homework needs.

The Library will continue to operate Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm in temporary quarters through the duration of the construction period, estimated to last 16-18 months. A second temporary closure of 2-4 weeks will take place in 2020 to move back to the renovated space.

Scheduled library programs will take place off site during the move. Storytime will be held at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common for registered participants during the month of May. Check the Library Event Calendar at www.graftonlibrary.org/events for a complete list of programs and locations.

Grafton Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project
The completed building will be 26,838 square feet (or the existing 7,216 sq. ft. building, 3,078 sq. ft. will be demolished and 22,700 sq. ft. added, with: 3,630 sq. ft. for children and 3,108 sq. ft for tweens/teens. The Project Cost estimation is $16,597,997; of that, $14,506,106 is eligible for a 51.25% reimbursement, or $7,435,041, the total of the Provisional Grant Award. Donations to offset non-eligible project costs can be made to the Grafton Public Library Capital Campaign at any UniBank location.

April MBLC Report

Building Committee Minutes
April 1, 2019
April 22, 2019

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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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BookWorms Book Group Grades 1 & 2

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Join us for fun and friendly discussion on Monday, April 8 6:00-6:30 pm
for the BookWorms Book Club grades 1 & 2.
Please note the correction to the titles we will be reading this month.
Copies are available to check out from the library.
Please REGISTER for this program.
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SOLD OUT: Friends Egg Hunt on Grafton Common April 13

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Egg Hunt Flyer

If you are a ticketholder, please write your name and phone number on the back of your ticket – it becomes your raffle entry for a door prize!

No tickets will be sold the day of the event.

Event Description: Collect candy-filled eggs on the Grafton Common while hunting for the elusive Golden Egg, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny, and then join us at the Library for spring stories & a craft.  this event is hosted by the Friends of the Grafton Public Library and sponsored in part by Stop & Shop, Wegmans, Roche Brothers and Gorettis. Proceeds benefit the Grafton Public Library.

All are welcome to join us at the Library for a special spring-themed storytime and some simple coloring crafts.

 

Storytimes will be in the Children’s Room and scheduled 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 to the public 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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