Grafton Public Library

Grafton Public Library, Weekly Report September 27-October 1, 2021

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The Library will reopen for curbside service from the lobby on Monday October 4 through Saturday October 9 resuming hours of Mon-Thu 10am-9pm and Fri/Sat 10-6. We do not have a Certificate of Occupancy due to some outstanding items, so patrons may not go any further than the lobby or do anything other than pick up and return materials. We anticipate reopening with limited services by Wednesday October 13.

Beth attended a construction meeting, met with IT, met with Tucker Interiors, reviewed a quote from New England Low Vision for accessible hardware and software, and had check-ins with Board of Library Trustees, Ron from DRA architects, Evan Brassard and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. She worked on a procurement list that has been delegated to William Blake.

Staff received a tour of Fire Alarm Pull and Fire Extinguisher locations, received training in how to operate a fire extinguisher, and held a fire drill – we exited the building in about 2 minutes.

Adult Circ staff shifted fiction books; attended fire safety walkthrough; attended all staff and circ staff meetings; and moved miscellaneous supplies into storage. Allie worked on MBS boards, graphics for newsletter, signage, troubleshooting with Bibliotheca. Ranjita worked on NYT Bestseller lists, sorted supplies, and processed delivery, Jane looked into furniture needs; organized supplies, and NYT bestsellers. Sandhya worked on Clio, ComCat, email, museum updates, troubleshooting with Bibliotheca, and processing delivery. Susan supervised above, delivered 13 items to homebound patrons, traveled to Westborough and Shrewsbury Public Libraries to collect material for homebound patrons, worked on the schedule, looked into adding book trucks for hold shelf items, made an overdrive order, and fixed a broken link to our volunteer time log.

Sarah worked on remaining furniture and shelving needs, contacted SGES, NGES, and Busy Bee Academy about storytime visits, scheduled virtual school visits, worked on Octoberfest donation baskets, planned WRP, contacted Pop Up Art School about upcoming programs, communicated with Apple Tree Arts, followed up with patrons, and worked on the upcoming Break in Bag program. Jen worked on the October newsletter, adding events to the online calendar, shifted picture books, and attended staff meetings. Cyndi shelved YA magazines, attended staff meetings, shelved returns, wrote up Board of Library Trustees minute notes, and worked on the Library of Things. Kristin planned for her upcoming October book clubs.

Allison continued to work on the Winter Reading Program – specifically digitally drawing the artwork for the buttons – and put together a proposal for raffle baskets for Octoberfest. She also worked on moving new YA fiction to the shelves and organizing the Maker Space. We are still looking for a donor for a 3-D printer and materials for the space.

Staff are working very hard to get the building ready for reopening in October.

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