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It’s a very busy and slightly spooky October at the Grafton Public Library!

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It’s getting spooky in the children’s room!

There’s lots of new and interesting things to check out in the children’s room. We have a new (new to us) train table with cars.


Kids of Grafton- it’s time to vote for the next Grafton dog tag!
You can decide what all the doggos and puppers in Grafton will be wearing. Will it be an orange bone or a silver bell? How about a heart? The choice is yours! Stop by the children’s room in the library to fill out the official ballot.

Our Monthly Mission tasks you with creating faces for our felt pumpkins. Can you make the most spooktacular jack o lantern?

In our Science Nook, meet Ralph the skeleton! The knee bone is connected to the…tibia!


It’s Inktober! Use the prompt to create an ink drawing.

The Take Home table is a good spot to check for coloring sheets, freebies, and activities to take home.

Our coloring table is a huge hit. Sit down for a spell and doodle the day away.



On Saturday, October 1st, the Tumblebus will be parked at the Grafton Public Library. Tumblebus is a fully padded converted school bus that is filled with gymnastics equipment to provide a safe and fun environment for children ages 2-7. This program is drop-in, first come, first served. Only a small group of children will be allowed to enter the Tumblebus at a time.

Ms. Kayla from Apple Tree Arts will visit the Library for a Music and Movement program from children aged two and up on Monday October 3rd at 10:30am. Registration is required.

Join us for storytime every week in October! Library Babies runs on Tuesdays at 9:15am. (Drop-in)Toddler Time, an active program for walkers through age three, is held on Wednesdays at 9:15am AND 10:30am. Storytime for preschoolers is held on Thursdays at 9:15am. Registration is required for Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime.

On Wednesday, October 12th at 3:30pm, join us at the Willard House & Clock Museum for a special storytime and a tour of the museum’s beautiful grounds.  This program is for preschoolers ages three through five. Registration is required.

Young Scientists, the STEAM storytime run by STEM Beginnings, returns in October. Children aged three through six will learn STEAM concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. Young Scientist starts on Friday, October 7th at 10:30am. Registration is required.

The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Older kids can join us for Comic Creator Club or join one of the three Bookworms book discussion groups.  All four programs meet on Tuesday, October 11th.  Please adhere to age requirements when registering. See to see what books each age group will be reading this month. Books can be picked up at the library.

Feeling creative? Drop-in to LEGO Brickbuilders every Tuesday in October from 3:30-4:30pm.  Feeling artistic? Drop in and create autumnal art on Tuesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 20th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Join us for a week’s work of wellness events, partially funded from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester. Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at 4:00pm. Join us for a Children’s Movement class on Saturday, October 22nd, at 10:30am. Both programs are for children aged six through ten. Registration is required. Would you like to feed and cuddle with curious and playful baby goats? Drop by the library at 10:30am on Saturday, October 29th . This drop-in program is all ages. Please note-only a handful of people will be allowed to enter the goat pen at a time.

The library will be celebrating spooky season all month long!  Drop in to create a monstrous craft on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. We’ll be telling Ghost Stories on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm. We will dim the lights and gather around our campfire to hear some tales to give you chills!

Finally, on Halloween, Trick or Treat at the Library! Celebrate the spookiest holiday by stopping by the Grafton Public Library to pick up special Halloween treats. Visit each desk for a unique treat. Treats will be allergen free.

Please note that program attendees must also comply with the Library’s Unattended Child Policy:

  • 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
  • 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
  • 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.


2 responses to “It’s a very busy and slightly spooky October at the Grafton Public Library!”

  1. Laura Mulvey says:

    Hello, I am wondering what day and time the Goats and Giggles event will be happening. My toddler loves animals and we would really like to make it.
    Thank you,

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