September in the Children’s Room
We regret to inform you that there won’t be any staff-led programs in the Children’s Room this September. We’re still in the process of recovering from an unfortunate flooding incident that occurred on the morning of Friday, August 18th.
Intense rainstorms resulted in significant flooding, with water entering the Children’s Room, the adjacent Children’s Program Room, and other areas on the south side of the building. The Children’s Program Room may require significant remediation to become a usable space again.
Additionally, we’re facing staffing challenges due to recent retirements and illnesses.
We understand that the Children’s Room is the heart of our library, and we’re aware of how much our beloved programs mean to you. Rest assured, there’s always plenty to do in the Children’s Room. We offer a wide range of activities, from toys and coloring to our famous in-room scavenger hunt. We’ve got enough fun to keep the kids entertained! Families, children, and caregivers are always welcome to enjoy our space, and we’d be thrilled to host playgroups and meetups in our engaging children’s area. For the latest updates on our programs,including special pop-up events, please visit our website and social media accounts.
We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause and sincerely appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.
We are delighted to see so many students who want to use the Library after school, but must remind parents of our Unattended Child Policy:
- youth ages 0-7 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times;
- youth ages 8-12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian remaining in the Library;
- youth ages 13+ may be unaccompanied, provided your child is able to use Library independently and follow the Library’s Code of Conduct.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association (ALA) to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning.
Libraries play a crucial role in the education and development of children, offering a variety of programs to spark creativity and stimulate an interest in reading and learning. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, a library card gives students the tools to succeed in the classroom and provides people of all ages opportunities to pursue their dreams, explore new passions and interests, and find their voice.
Sign Up for a Library Card Online!
Did you know:
- Library cards are FREE to Grafton residents, students and property owners, and to any MA resident.
- Did you lose your card? September is the BEST time to replace the card, because the replacement cost is WAIVED every September.
It takes only minute to set up a library card.
- Anyone can get a library card-even babies!
- The Grafton Public Library continues to be FINE FREE.
- Every two years, your card must be updated so we can confirm we have current contact information for you. September is a great time to update your card!