Age of Learning is providing you with free at-home access with the unique code SCHOOL4374 to their online learning programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool, pre-k, elementary, and middle school students keep learning while schools are closed. All three programs can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and you can add up to three children per account!
ABC Mouse – PreK-grade 2
A selection of online books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, and printables for preschool and early elementary students.
Direct Link: https://www.abcmouse.com/redeem
Looking for something to do while you’re staying at home? Try our Stay-at-Home Bingo! Whether you complete a few activities, get a bingo, or go for them all – use these activities to help pass the time. Our pink bingo board is for teens and adults and our yellow board is for kids and families.
Links to additional resources to help you complete prompts are after the bingo boards.
This is an at-home activity and opportunity to connect with other crafters and sewers for a good cause!
Make a face mask to prevent the spread of germs. Create one for yourself, your family members, or hospitals/medical offices in need! Watch the video tutorial below, then connect with those in need. Post a comment here, or visit the DIY Face Mask Event Page and post a photo of what you made.
Use a tightly woven fabric (100% cotton – sheets or flannel suggested)
Keep in mind face masks will be worn by all genders.
Elastic can be purchased online through Joanne’s Fabrics, Michael’s or AC Moore. One of the many suggestions, however, is that fabric ties are more comfortable and last longer after frequent laundering than elastic if you want to find a video with directions using those instead.
We have doubled the monthly checkout limit to give our patrons more opportunities for in-home enrichment and entertainment. Hoopla is a free app; with your Grafton library card you can check out 16 titles per month, of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and tv shows. All titles on hoopla are immediately available.
Stay tuned for information about more Overdrive digital options!
In response to Governor Baker’s State of Emergency declaration and due to the rapidly changing situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”), using an abundance of caution, and taking our cue from CDC and other health professionals, the Grafton Public Library Board of Trustees has decided to suspend all library programs–for all ages–indefinitely, effective Thursday March 12, 2020.
The health of our community is our foremost concern and library staff remains committed to maintaining all other library services. All other library services will continue to be available during normal hours of operation and we will continue to update you as the situation changes.
In addition, we are taking the following precautions:
Please, if you are sick, stay home. Give us a call and we will work with you to renew materials, extend due dates, and waive fines.
Please utilize self-check for library materials. Please ask a staff member for assistance if you need help and we will talk you through it!
Updated FLU signs (stay home if ILL!) to reflect COVID-19.
Placed 2 waste receptacles outside restrooms for paper towels (to encourage people use them to turn off the faucet and open the door).
Provided hand sanitizer in multiple locations (note this helps protect against bacteria, not viruses).
Provided sanitizing alcohol wipes and are requesting patrons using public computers to sanitize the mouse and keyboard before and after each use
Created a staff cleaning protocol for wiping down surfaces and door knobs/handles multiple times a day
Requested that Library staff wear gloves during transactions with patrons (handling cash, library cards, library materials, typing on public computers).
We apologize to all our patrons for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule the canceled programs, where possible, in the near future. We will continue to monitor the situation, in regard to the COVID-19 and will keep you informed on this website. Thank you for your understanding. Keep calm, and wash your hands!