The Grafton Public Library reopened in temporary quarters at 53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA, formerly St. Andrews Church. on Wednesday May 15 – thanks to all for your patience! We have unpacked all 75 boxes of items in delivery to fill your requests, and items can be picked up on the new self-service hold shelf. Self-check will be installed the first week of June.
Our Library Renovation and Expansion plans were approved by the Planning Board on May 20. Plans need to be approved by Conservation Commission, Historic District Commission and the Building Department. Because we would like the steps and doors to the Common to remain open to the public, we are in process of applying for a variance for ADA compliance from the MA Architectural Access Board. We also need a final sign off from the MA Historical Commission. The architect has proceeded to creating construction documents. We are also waiting for a final cost estimate. A more complete hazardous materials survey is scheduled for the 35 Grafton Common Building for June.
And in other news, the Town is waiting for a partial, advance grant disbursement of $460,000 from the Commonwealth of MA, expected to arrive before the end of the fiscal year.
June MBLC Report
Building Committee Minutes
June 3, 2019
June 17, 2019
In anticipation of our upcoming construction project, the Library has relocated to 53 N. Main Street, North Grafton MA 01536. The project is still in approvals stage and we are likely to go out to bid this summer.
Our hours remain Mon-Thu 10am-9pm and Fri & Sat 10am-5pm.
All services and collections are available, including computer use, library programs, faxing, scanning, copying, notary (free) and passport acceptance by appointment (fee).
We do not have any meeting rooms available for the public to use, although the setup of the space does provide for various study and reading spaces.
Parking is limited. Please park only between the white lines, and do not park at Truth or Trek Stop unless you are patronizing those businesses. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Grafton Public Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday July 3 and will be closed all day on Thursday July 4th in observation of the Independence Day holiday. No items are due on July 4th. The Library will reopen at 10:00 am on Friday, July 5th.
Museum passes for Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday may be picked up in advance on Tuesday (10am-9pm) or Wednesday (10am-5pm).
Please visit our digital branch online to read a newspaper, check out an eBook, learn a new language, and more!
Help support the Friends of the Grafton Public Library!
Missed us on Saturday? The fundraiser continues online for 4 days from June 23 to 26 at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs — use code 12540951 when you check out!