Grafton Public Library

Weekly Report, March 29-April 2

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We put out 191 bags for no-contact curbside pickups, put out 20 adult DIY lavender journaling kits, and delivered 17 items to 5 Home Delivery patrons. 16 Families took Nature Scavenger Hunt activities. There are another 14 available. Tomorrow’s Fun Friday craft is Water Beads.

This week we created a short animated tutorial on how to create an account and access Freegal. Have you tried Freegal yet? Freegal is a digital music service. Grafton Library cardholders can register for an account and then stream up to 3 hours of music a day and download 3 songs – to keep! – each week. Create playlists and select favorites at https://grafton.freegalmusic.com.

We updated the Museum Pass overview page; Davis Farmland, Garden in the Woods, and USS Constitution are opening soon! Southwick Zoo has increased their pass price by $250 and is only providing a $5 discount this year, making it not cost effective to provide. Don’t forget to check availability with the museum first, then check our website for pass availability and the discount code before you make your reservation with the museum.

We continue to prepare for our Community Read – online discussions start soon! In celebration of the library’s construction project and National Library Week, The Friends of the Grafton Public Library encourage everyone in town to participate in this year’s Community Read. Stop by the Grafton Public Library’s temporary location (53 North Main Street, North Grafton MA –the old St. Andrew’s Church) to pick up a copy of the adult, young adult and / or children’s Community Read title using our no-contact curbside pickup and attend any of the virtual Community Read events. The book discussions will be held on Slack. Learn more about public library services of the past and how libraries change lives by reading this year’s Community Read selections. The adult title is The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes, the young adult title is A Kind of Paradise by Amy Rebecca Tan, and the children’s title is That Book Woman by Heather Henson, illustrated by David Small. Please register for programs online at graftonlibrary.org/events, visit the Community Read page, or call the Library at 508-839-4649. If you have any questions about how to read or listen to the digital titles, how to get a physical copy of the book or how participate in the events, contact the Grafton Public Library at info@graftonlibrary.org or 508-839-4649.

Wondering what to read next? As part of our year-long reader’s advisory training, we have launched GPL Select, a concierge service to connect you with your next read, album, movie or series! Complete the form at http://bit.ly/GPLSelect.

Just in time for April Fool’s Day, we debuted the newest addition to our Library of Things – CATS for loan! Visit https://graftonlibrary.org/cats/ for more information.

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