Grafton Public Library

June in the Children’s Room

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Check out our June newsletter!

Open Play Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Friday 9:00am- 5:00 pm and

Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Open Play may be unavailable due to storytime or other special library programs. Please check our event calendar before coming in to play.

In the temporary location in the Community Room, children can enjoy various activities, including playing with toys, games, and AWE computers. There is ample space to play, meet friends, or read a story in our cozy seating and dedicated play areas.

There is a small selection of books in the Friends corner. Thank you to the Friends for their continued hospitality!

If you are looking for a specific title we can order it from another library.

Unfortunately, Library staff still do not have a timeline or any new information about the reopening of the Children’s Room, but we do now know that the Children’s Room will not be available in the summer, and we likely will not be able to move back into the room until the Fall. We’re heartbroken that we will not be back in our space or able to access our full collection of books for Summer Reading. We’re hoping to have more information in the coming weeks. Please address any questions or concerns to the Town Administrator’s office or the Board of Library Trustees.

On June 1st, our Rainbow Color Penny War begins.

What’s your favorite color? Blue, Red, Yellow, or Green?

Add pennies and dollars to your favorite color’s jar to add points.

Nickels, dimes, and quarters take points away. Add them to your least
favorite color.

Proceeds will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ organization TBD.

Join us for a special Saturday Storytime: Love is Love. We’ll read books that celebrate the beautiful diversity of families. Bring someone special. After, we’ll create a colorful craft.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

We’re cleaning out the craft closet again! Drop into the library to pick up a bag of miscellaneous materials. It’s up to you what you make! Take a picture of your creation and send it to

Tuesdays in June.

Drop in and unleash your creativity with seasonal art in this engaging program designed for Grades K-5! Craft materials will be at your fingertips from 5:30-7:00 pm, allowing you to explore your artistic talents and make something special.

Join us for a night of artistic expression and seasonal fun!

Thursdays in June.

This special storytime is designed to celebrate the unique relationships between children and the special adults in their lives. Whether it’s dads, moms, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or any other significant person, everyone is welcome to share in the joy of reading together. Come make storytime a sweet tradition for your family!

Small snacks will be available, while supplies last. Feel free to bring your own!

All ages. Drop-in.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Learn how to make colorful sidewalk chalk! This hands-on activity encourages creativity and outdoor play.

Tuesday June 11th and Monday June 17th

Join Ms. Kristin for a special evening storytime. We’ll be reading cozy, seasonal favorites.

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Check out our Summer Reading 2024 packet here!


Read to Bead begins on June 17th.

Download a tracking form here, or pick one up at the Library.

When choosing a reading goal for your family, remember, you know your child best!

Tip: When choosing a goal, try to have it be enough of a stretch to create a real sense of accomplishment.

Track pages, chapters, books read or time spent- minutes or hours. For reluctant readers, start simple by aiming to read every day.
Remember you can always adjust your goals as the summer progresses.

Once a row is filled, bring it to the library to redeem a token for our gumball machine! Our gumball machines give out beads so your child can create a unique summer reading necklace.

Keep filling rows for more tokens and beads. Earn special charms by attending Library Programs.


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