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CHILDREN’S ROOM UPDATE

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Unfortunately, the Children’s Room has been closed since last August due to a summer storm that flooded and damaged portions of the Children’s Room, Children’s Workroom (where the staff offices are located) and the entirety of the Children’s Program Room. In addition, the community meeting room was flooded, too.

Construction was completed to repair the damaged sections of walls and flooring of the Children’s Room and the Community Room. The Community Room has been reopened and repurposed as a play space for children. The Friends of the Library section is being used by the Children’s Room department as well.

The Children’s Room carpet was not installed properly and safely. This has resulted with the necessity of the complete replacement of the carpet. The Board of Library Trustees voted to replace the carpet to ensure the safety of the public and longevity of the flooring.

At first, it was thought that a partial replacement of the carpet might work out but due to the poor installation, this is not a safe option. The carpet tiles do not adhere to the floor correctly and pop out of place causing the adhesive solution to disperse. They are not reusable. This is the reason why the decision was made to replace the entire floor.

The Town Administrator’s office estimates that the replacement work may not be completed until the end of the summer.

We apologize for the delay which has caused a lot of discomfort to library patrons especially the youngest ones. We are sincerely sorry that the remediation, construction and replacement of the carpet has taken so long.

Children’s activities will continue throughout the summer months with the staff using the Community Room, Children’s Program Room, and the Friends of the Library’s space right off the lobby. A variety of programs will be offered off-site at local parks and the Willard House & Clock Museum as well.

Please address any questions or concerns to the Town Administrator’s office or the Board of Library Trustees at trustees@graftonlibrary.org

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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 gplkids@graftonlibrary.org.

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

SUMMER READING 2024 PREVIEW

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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May in the Children’s Room

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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4th. Stop by and grab a free kid’s comic while supplies last.

Drop in and make a card for Mom. (Or Dad, or Grandparents!) May 6th-11th in the children’s playspace!

WEDNESDAY MAY 8TH AT 1:00PM

Join us on the half day of school, Wednesday May 8th for a special slime lab, then enjoy the beautiful grounds at the Willard House and Clock Museum. Grades PK-5. Drop-in. While supplies last.

This special storytime is designed to celebrate the unique relationships between children and the special adults in their lives. Whether it’s moms, dads, 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!

Special guest local author Kristy Kielbasinski will be reading her children’s book, I Don’t Know.

Join a mischievous bee on a hilarious journey to discover a little penguin’s favorite book. Will it be a fairy tale, a classic, or maybe a silly new story? I Don’t Know! By the end of this playful rhyming read-aloud adventure the room will be filled with laughter and your hearts filled with love.

Small snacks will be available while supplies last, and feel free to bring your own!
All ages. Drop-in.

 

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of you own.

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5. Drop-in.

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion aimed at kids in kindergarten to first grade! This month, we’ll be reading Grumpy Monkey #1: Freshly Squeezed By Suzanne Lang. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Explore books with Ms. Kristin in a discussion just for second and third graders. This month, we’re reading Pawcasso by Remy Lai.

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book chat designed for young readers in fourth and fifth grade. Grab your copy of I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tsarshis at the library and secure your spot below to encourage your child’s reading journey.

 

THURSDAYS @ 5:30-7:00PM

MAY 9TH, 16TH AND 23RD

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!

 

MONDAYS

May 13th and 20th

Library Babies is 20-minute program tailored for our tiniest visitors, ages birth to walking. Every Monday at 10:30 am, join us for an engaging experience where we read stories, sing songs, recite familiar nursery rhymes, and interact with the little ones through bounces and finger plays. Parents and caregivers are not just spectators – they play a crucial role in creating a community of support and friendship. This drop-in program provides a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow parents, forge lifelong friendships, and witness the joy of early literacy together. No registration is required.

WEDNESDAYS

MAY 8TH, 15TH AND 22ND

Toddler Time is a lively 30-minute program designed for our little ones aged walking to 3 years! Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 as we share stories, sing and dance, and engage in fun movement activities. Beyond the enriching activities, Toddler Time is an opportunity for toddlers, parents, and caregivers to come together, fostering first friendships and creating a warm community.

THURSDAYS

MAY 9TH, 16TH AND 23RD

Tailored for children aged 3-5, this 45-minute program offers a structured and engaging storytime experience. Join Ms. Sarah, and dive into a world of stories, catchy songs, interactive felt board fun, and movement activities. It’s not just a storytime – it’s a stepping stone to school readiness. Secure your spot by registering below.

 

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April in the Children’s Room

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Youth Services Newsletter-April

Open play will be from 11:30am-7:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 11:30-2:00pm on Friday and Saturdays.

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.

The temporary Children’s collection is still being housed in the Friend’s Corner. Thank you to the Friends for their continued hospitality!

 

APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS

GARDEN MOSAICS

TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH AT 2:30PM

Think Spring this April Vacation Week by making one of these adorable garden mosaics!

Grades K-5

Registration is required.

 

RAIN POETRY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH

2:30PM

The Grafton Library and the Worcester County Poetry Association present Rain Poetry 2024, a poetry workshop for ages 5-9!

Confused by, bemused by, disabused about poetry? In honor of April Showers and National Poetry Month, come join us as we explore free verse! We’ll read and write poetry together and work on poems about rain in your neighborhood! All abilities and interests welcome; if you can’t yet wield a pen, please bring a companion who can!

Ages 5-9. Registration is required.

BOARD GAME TESTING

IWEDNESDAY APRIL 17TH

5:30PM-7:00PM

 

Discover the joy of board gaming at our Family Board Game Tasting Event, open from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Drop in and sample a variety of games from our library of things, suitable for all ages and interests. If you find a favorite, you can check it out to bring the fun home. Join us for an evening of laughter, strategy, and family bonding through the magic of board games!

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH

 

Drop by the Children’s Room temporary space to pick up a take-home kit during school vacation week. Kits are for grades K-5 and must be completed at home. These kits will be a single activity and may include sticker painting, paper crafts, or fortune tellers. Limit one per child. While supplies last.

MOVIE & NEEDLEPOINT

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH

10:30AM

 

Join us for Needlepoint Fun during this Craft & Movie Day. Children in grades K-5 can register for this event where they’ll watch a movie and create needlepoint designs. With easy-to-follow instructions and pre-printed patterns, participants will learn the basics of needlepoint embroidery while crafting their own charming piece. This activity is suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stitch up some fun – register now!

SPRING TOTES

SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

10:30AM

 

APRIL EVENTS-KIDS

(Birth-Grade 5)

 


FRIDAY APRIL 26TH

10:30AM

Join local author Kristy Kielbasinski for a special reading of her children’s book, I DON’T KNOW.

Join a mischievous bee on a hilarious journey to discover a little penguin’s favorite book. Will it be a fairy tale, a classic, or maybe a silly new story? I Don’t Know! By the end of this playful rhyming read-aloud adventure the room will be filled with laughter and your hearts filled with love.

After storytime, Kristy will lead the children through a simple craft. Every family that attends will receive a free signed copy of the book!

 

RAIN POETRY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

3:00PM

 

The Grafton Library and the Worcester County Poetry Association present Rain Poetry 2024, a poetry workshop for ages 10-14.!

 

Confused by, bemused by, disabused about poetry? In honor of April Showers and National Poetry Month, come join us as we explore free verse! We’ll read and write poetry together and work on poems about rain in your neighborhood! All abilities and interests welcome; if you can’t yet wield a pen, please bring a companion who can!

 

Ages 10-14. Registration is required.

Community Helper Storytime: Dr. Diab, Pediatric Dental of Grafton

Tuesday April 23rd at 10:30AM

 

Join us for a special storytime featuring one of Grafton’s community helpers! Dentist Dr. Diab will here to share her mission to promote dental health and hygiene among children through the BrushFloss program. The program will involve direct engagement with children by dental professionals, including dentists, hygienists, and office staff. The core objectives include:

 

 

1. **Educating Children on Proper Brushing Techniques:** The team will demonstrate the correct way to brush teeth, emphasizing the importance of brushing twice daily and the techniques that ensure effective cleaning of all tooth surfaces.

2. **Promoting Good Oral Hygiene Practices:** Beyond brushing, the program will cover the full spectrum of oral care, including flossing. It will teach the importance of regular flossing to remove plaque and food particles between teeth, where a toothbrush might not reach.

3. **Guiding Healthier Dietary Choices:** A crucial part of oral health is nutrition. The program will provide guidance on making healthier food and drink choices that support dental health, such as reducing sugar intake and choosing foods that strengthen teeth.

4. **Interactive Learning Experience:** To engage children effectively, the program will utilize interactive methods such as demonstrations, hands-on practice sessions, and Q&A segments. This approach aims to foster a fun learning environment that encourages children to adopt these practices.

5. **Resources for Ongoing Support:** The program will also offer take-home materials, such as brochures or small kits, to remind children of what they learned and encourage them to apply these practices daily. The overarching goal of the BrushFloss program is to instill lifelong habits of good oral hygiene and healthy dietary choices in children, contributing to their overall well-being and preventing dental problems in the future.

Pediatric Dental of Grafton offers free oral exams to children 24 months and younger.

APRIL PROGRAMS KIDS

 

(Birth-Grade 5)

MONDAYS

APRIL 1ST and 8TH

 

Library Babies is 20-minute program tailored for our tiniest visitors, ages birth to walking. Every Monday at 10:30 am, join us for an engaging experience where we read stories, sing songs, recite familiar nursery rhymes, and interact with the little ones through bounces and finger plays. Parents and caregivers are not just spectators – they play a crucial role in creating a community of support and friendship. This drop-in program provides a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow parents, forge lifelong friendships, and witness the joy of early literacy together. No registration is required.

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

APRIL 3RD, 10TH

 

Toddler Time is a lively 30-minute program designed for our little ones aged walking to 3 years! Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 as we share stories, sing and dance, and engage in fun movement activities. Beyond the enriching activities, Toddler Time is an opportunity for toddlers, parents, and caregivers to come together, fostering first friendships and creating a warm community.

THURSDAYS

APRIL 4TH, 11TH

 

Tailored for children aged 3-5, this 45-minute program offers a structured and engaging storytime experience. Join Ms. Sarah, and dive into a world of stories,catchy songs, interactive felt board fun, and movement activities. It’s not just a storytime – it’s a stepping stone to school readiness. Secure your spot by registering below.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH@3:30pm

 

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

TUESDAYS @5:30-7:00PM

APRIL 2ND, 9TH and 16TH

 

THURSDAYS @ 5:30-7:00PM

APRIL 4TH, 11TH and 18TH

 

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!

 

 

WEDNESDAYS@ 5:30-7:00PM

APRIL 3RD AND 10TH

 

Join us for an exciting adventure into the world of mathematics through the fun and engaging medium of card games! In this STEM program tailored for kids, we’ll delve into various mathematical concepts while enjoying classic and modern card games. From arithmetic to probability, participants will sharpen their critical thinking skills, develop strategic reasoning, and explore mathematical principles in action. Don’t miss out on this hands-on STEM adventure where learning meets fun with every shuffle and deal!

COMIC CREATORS CLUB

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@4:30pm

 

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of you own.

 

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5.

 

BOOKWORMS GRADES K-1

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@5:30pm

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion aimed at kids in kindergarten to first grade! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the book GUESS WHAT by Mo Willems, at the library.

 

When Zoomy and his pals get to the beach, chaos ensues, in this funny, furry adventure that includes bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts and so, so many Squirrels.

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BOOKWORMS GRADES 2-3

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@6:15pm

 

Explore books with Ms. Kristin in a discussion just for second and third graders. This month, we’re reading INVESTIGATORS by John Green.

 

With their very exciting spy technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission together, they have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks – or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp?

 

Get your own book at the library and help your child enjoy reading. Register now.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@7:00pm

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book chat designed for young readers in fourth and fifth grade. Grab your copy of BOOKED by Kwame Alexander at the library and secure your spot below to encourage your child’s reading journey.

 

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

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This week at GPL Kids April 22- 27

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This week at GPL Kids

Open Play runs from 11:30am-7pm ever day, except when special programs are in session.

 

Tuesday

Community Helper Storytime: Dr. Diab, Pediatric Dental of Grafton

Tuesday April 23rd at 10:30AM

 

Join us for a special storytime featuring one of Grafton’s community helpers! Dentist Dr. Diab will here to share her mission to promote dental health and hygiene among children through the BrushFloss program. The program will involve direct engagement with children by dental professionals, including dentists, hygienists, and office staff.

COMIC CREATORS CLUB

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@4:30pm

 

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of you own.

 

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5.

 

BOOKWORMS GRADES K-1

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@5:30pm

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book discussion aimed at kids in kindergarten to first grade! Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the book GUESS WHAT by Mo Willems, at the library.

 

When Zoomy and his pals get to the beach, chaos ensues, in this funny, furry adventure that includes bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts and so, so many Squirrels.

BOOKWORMS GRADES 2-3

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@6:15pm

 

Explore books with Ms. Kristin in a discussion just for second and third graders. This month, we’re reading INVESTIGATORS by John Green.

 

With their very exciting spy technology and their tried-and-true, toilet-based travel techniques, the InvestiGators are undercover and on the case! And on their first mission together, they have not one but two mysteries to solve! Can Mango and Brash uncover the clues, crack their cases, and corral the crooks – or will the criminals wriggle out of their grasp?

 

Get your own book at the library and help your child enjoy reading. Register now.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD@7:00pm

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a fun book chat designed for young readers in fourth and fifth grade. Grab your copy of BOOKED by Kwame Alexander at the library and secure your spot below to encourage your child’s reading journey.

 

Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

 

Friday

Join local author Kristy Kielbasinski for a special reading of her children’s book, I DON’T KNOW. 

Join a mischievous bee on a hilarious journey to discover a little penguin’s favorite book. Will it be a fairy tale, a classic, or maybe a silly new story? I Don’t Know! By the end of this playful rhyming read-aloud adventure the room will be filled with laughter and your hearts filled with love.

After storytime, Kristy will lead the children through a simple craft. Every family that attends will receive a free signed copy of the book!

 

Check out our online calendar for more information, and to register for programs.

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Children’s Programming resumes in March

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Youth Services Newsletter-March

The Grafton Public Library is thrilled to announce the return of beloved children’s programs in March. Join us for three versions of storytime, arts and crafts, book clubs, and STEM programs. Check out our new event calendar here.

MONDAYS

MARCH 11TH, 18TH, 25TH 

 

Library Babies is 20-minute program tailored for our tiniest visitors, ages birth to walking. Every Monday at 10:30 am, join us for an engaging experience where we read stories, sing songs, recite familiar nursery rhymes, and interact with the little ones through bounces and finger plays. Parents and caregivers are not just spectators – they play a crucial role in creating a community of support and friendship. This drop-in program provides a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow parents, forge lifelong friendships, and witness the joy of early literacy together. No registration is required.

WEDNESDAYS

MARCH 12TH, 19TH, 26TH 

 

Toddler Time is a lively 30-minute program designed for our little ones aged walking to 3 years! Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 as we share stories, sing and dance, and engage in fun movement activities. Beyond the enriching activities, Toddler Time is an opportunity for toddlers, parents, and caregivers to come together, fostering first friendships and creating a warm community.

 

THURSDAYS

MARCH 13TH, 20TH, 27TH 

 

Tailored for children aged 3-5, this 45-minute program offers a structured and engaging storytime experience. Join Ms. Sarah, and dive into a world of stories,catchy songs, interactive felt board fun, and movement activities. It’s not just a storytime – it’s a stepping stone to school readiness. Registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH@3:30pm

 

Join us for a special storytime, fun activities, and see a highlighted feature of the Willard House & Clock Museum.

 

This program is for preschoolers ages 3-5 and registration is required.

TUESDAYS @5:30-7:00PM

MARCH 12TH & 19TH

THURSDAYS @ 5:30-7:00PM

MARCH 14TH, 21ST, AND 28TH 

 

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!

 

While creating masterpieces, please keep in mind the Library’s Unattended Child Policy: children aged 0-7 must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian; those aged 8-12 should have a parent/guardian in the Library; and those 13 and older may enjoy the program unaccompanied, provided they can use the Library independently and adhere to the Library’s Code of Conduct. 

 

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WEDNESDAYS@ 5:30-7:00PM

MARCH 13TH, 20TH AND 27TH

 

Join us for an exciting adventure into the world of mathematics through the fun and engaging medium of card games! In this STEM program tailored for kids, we’ll delve into various mathematical concepts while enjoying classic and modern card games. From arithmetic to probability, participants will sharpen their critical thinking skills, develop strategic reasoning, and explore mathematical principles in action. Don’t miss out on this hands-on STEM adventure where learning meets fun with every shuffle and deal!

 

While creating masterpieces, please keep in mind the Library’s Unattended Child Policy: children aged 0-7 must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian; those aged 8-12 should have a parent/guardian in the Library; and those 13 and older may enjoy the program unaccompanied, provided they can use the Library independently and adhere to the Library’s Code of Conduct. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH@4:15pm

 

Learn about the characteristics of comics/graphic novels and then try drawing or writing some of you own.

 

This program is for school aged children in grades 2-5.

 

While creating masterpieces, please keep in mind the Library’s Unattended Child Policy: children aged 0-7 must always be accompanied by a parent/guardian; those aged 8-12 should have a parent/guardian in the Library; and those 13 and older may enjoy the program unaccompanied, provided they can use the Library independently and adhere to the Library’s Code of Conduct. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH@5:30pm

Embark on an exciting literary adventure with Ms. Kristin as she hosts a captivating book discussion tailored for our young readers in kindergarten through first grade! Immerse yourselves in the world of Fox and Chick: The Party and Other Stories. Fox is calm and thoughtful. Chick is hyperactive and flighty. They don’t always agree, but they are friends anyway.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH@6:15pm

 

Kids in grades 2 and 3!  This month we’ll be reading Bunnicula : the graphic novel. Ensure you don’t miss a beat – secure your own copy, conveniently available for pickup at the library.

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH@7:00pm

 

Join Ms. Kristin for a book discussion for kids in grades 4 and 5. Copies of the book The Lightning Thief : the graphic novel by Rick Riordan will be available for pick-up at the library.

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Please register below. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list.

 

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Children’s Playspace Reopens in Community Room

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The Grafton Public Library is excited to share that the Children’s Room playspace is temporarily moving to the Library’s Community Room, marking a step towards normalcy, starting Monday, March 4th. Open play will be from 11:30am-7:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 11:30-2:00pm on Friday and Saturdays.
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.
Additionally, the Grafton Public Library is thrilled to announce the return of beloved children’s programs in March. Join us for three versions of storytime, arts and crafts, book clubs, and STEM programs.
For our inaugural program, join Ms. Stacie on Tuesday, March 5th for Dr. Seuss themed crafts. Celebrate Read Across America day by making truffula trees and wockets. Craft materials will be available starting at 5:30pm.
The library extends heartfelt gratitude to the community for their support, understanding, and cooperation during this challenging time. Although this temporary space may differ from the familiar Children’s Room, we aim to meet the community’s desire for a dedicated playspace and children’s programming. We eagerly anticipate welcoming families and children back to the temporary space and will provide further updates on the reopening of the permanent Children’s Room.
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February Vacation Programs

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Tuesday-Thursday:
Drop by the Children’s Room temporary space to pick up a take-home kit during school vacation week. Kits are for grades K-5 and must be completed at home. These kits will be a single activity and may include sticker painting, paper crafts, or fortune tellers. Limit one per child. While supplies last.

Friday:
Join us this vacation week to create some Diamond Art.
Please note: Room capacity is extremely limited, so please register every person that will be attending. Children under 8 must have a parent/guardian in the room at all times. Children over 8 may be left alone in the room, but the parent/guardian must remain in the Library building.

Register here for one of 5 sessions.

Saturday:
Kids, Tweens, and Teens! Join us in the Teen Maker Space for Spin Art. Never done Spin Art before? No problem! We’ll guide you through the process step by step.
Drop into the Teen Room Maker Space between 10:30am-12:00 noon OR 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Library CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15, 2024

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The Grafton Public Library will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 15, 2024. No items are due this day. The Library will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

Please pick up museum passes for Monday before the Library closes at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 13.

Please visit our online digital branch 24/7 at www.graftonlibrary.org – you can even get a digital card for the OverDrive catalog if you do not have a library card.

For a complete calendar of 2024 Library closings, please visit https://graftonlibrary.org/2024-library-closings/

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The Children’s Room is closed for construction.

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On Friday 8/18, portions of the Children’s Room, Children’s Workroom (where staff offices are located), and Community Rooms, as well as the entirety of the Children’s Program room flooded during a late summer storm. Construction began Monday, 9/25 to remove and replace damaged sections of walls and flooring in the above-mentioned areas.

A limited selection of children’s books is available in the lobby. No toys, games, or seating space is available in the lobby.  Please remember that the teen room is exclusively for teens in grades 6 and above.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

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