Grafton Public Library

Gators… Cats… Bruins… Oh my! Things are getting WILD in the Children’s Room in July.

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It’s summer at the Library and we’re busier than ever. Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet? Register on Beanstack to be eligible for your Davis Farmland discount coupon.


On Saturday July 9th at 10:30am, Animal Adventures joins us for a 90-minute program. Two expert animal handlers will bring 10 animal ambassadors to the library. Registration isn’t required but encouraged. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Grafton Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


The Grafton Public Library is pleased to welcome back Toto the Tornado Kitten to Grafton. The hero cat and his human, Johnathan, will be visiting Grafton on Friday, July 29th at 10:30am. Jonathan and Toto have visited Grafton over half a dozen times.

In honor of our favorite feline friend, the Grafton Public Library will be collecting pet food and supplies for the Grafton Food Bank in July and August. Bring your donations of new, unopened, dog, cat, or small animal food, litter or supplies to the Grafton Public Library. Items particularly needed are dry cat food and canned dog food. There will be a collection box in the lobby.


On Saturday, July 30th at 1pm guess who’s coming to the Grafton Public Library? The Bruins Mascot Blades!

Blades will be at the Grafton Library for a special visit to celebrate summer reading. Pose for a photo with Blades in the hockey photo booth, win Bruins trivia, make your own Bruins button, or take your shot at some fun and games. This free program is for all ages – kids, teens, and adults. Registration is not required but encouraged.

Check out ALL the fun programs for different ages we’re hosting all month long! Remember that registration opens two weeks prior to each event. Please adhere to age guidelines when registering.


Stop the Summer Slide!

It’s important to keep kids reading while school is out.

If your child has a required reading list, we can help you order the books that you need. If a title is older, there may be limited copies in our network, so please be patient if it takes a bit longer for us to find you a copy.

If your reading list is recommended, not required, or if you’re looking for something a little different, we have some alternatives for you. Ask a librarian to suggest some titles for you, or peak at our new arrivals, located right at the entrance to the room.

There’s nothing better than choosing your own books. Come in and let your children browse the shelves. Summer is a great time to explore their interests. Are they interested in Minecraft? We have a book for that! How about rockets? We have that too.


With Summer comes an uptick in foot traffic, so we’d like to remind parents and caregivers of our unattended children policy:

• Children ages 0-7 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or caregiver who is at least 14 years of age.
• Children ages 8-12 may be left unaccompanied in the Children’s Room while a parent or caregiver pursues other activities in the Library, provided the child is able to use the Library independently, without supervision.

• Children age 13 and older may use the Library without an adult in attendance, provided the child is able to use the Library independently, without supervision.
• The Library cannot assume responsibility for the behavior or safety of children of any age left unattended at the Library. Staff members are unable to watch children for parents or caregivers.

The entire policy can be read online. 

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