Grafton Public Library

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Construction Update: July 2019

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Construction Update
Library Renovation and Expansion plans were approved by the Conservation Commission and by the Historic District Commission. Plans need to be approved by the MA Historical Commission, the Building Department, and Fire Marshall. We are in process of applying for a variance for ADA compliance from the MA Architectural Access Board. A more complete hazardous materials survey is scheduled for the 35 Grafton Common Building for July.

The Town has received a partial, advance grant disbursement of $460,000 from the Commonwealth of MA.

July MBLC Report
MHC Agreement
Central Register Bid

Building Committee Minutes
July 1, 2019


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Auto Renewal Begins July 1!

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Now, not only can Grafton residents use their local library card to check out materials at any CW MARS public library across the state, but checked out items will be automatically renewed.

Patrons will no longer have to remember to log into their account to renew physical items they have checked out. If a checked out item can be renewed it will automatically be renewed on the due date.

An email notification will be sent on the due date alerting patrons of renewal status for checked out items. It will indicate if their items were successfully renewed or unable to be renewed. Patrons can also log into their account via the CW MARS Libraries app to view the status of all checked out items.

All 147 CW MARS member libraries are participating in auto renewal! This means that no matter where in CW MARS your materials were borrowed from, they will automatically renew on the due date if a renewal is available.

“We want to make borrowing materials as convenient and easy as possible for our patrons” said CW MARS Executive Director Jeanette Lundgren.

Network membership gives residents of Grafton access to over eight million physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) Our shared library catalog and information about accessing our resources can be found at

CW MARS was founded in 1984 to promote the sharing of resources between libraries in Massachusetts. CW MARS is the largest library network in Massachusetts and is made up of 147 member libraries with 174 branches throughout Central and Western Massachusetts. Learn more about CW MARS at

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