Weekly Report Nov 2-7
The Board of Library Trustees voted to waive fines for the duration of the pandemic – going forward, no new fines will accrue for Grafton items (two exceptions: equipment and museum passes). Please call 508-839-4649 if you currently have fines on your account. The Library traditionally goes fine-free every November and December and encourages patrons to donate the Grafton Food Bank in lieu of paying fines. They are hoping to do their gift card distribution next week, so time is of the essence for donations!
Fall reading programs are going well – 84 new registrations, 228 badges earned, and 730 books read. Watch for our Star Wars themes winter program which will begin Dec 1. Visit graftonlibrary.beanstack.com to participate.
We had 461 curbside pickups in September, added 558 new items and answered 475 reference questions. We delivered 7 items to four homebound patrons and made an outreach trip to Crescent Manor, delivering 47 items to nine patrons. There were 92 pickups last week, and on Halloween we plastic-bagged items to weatherproof them. We are strategizing how to handle the increasingly inclement weather.
Thanks to our library page Taylor who made sanitizing wipes since we can’t seem to purchase them anywhere.
We certified five senior work off volunteers through October 2020 – thanks to all who volunteered!