Grafton Public Library

Library Updates

World Reading Day Read Aloud Kits

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Reading is better when we do it together! The Grafton Public Library is celebrating #WorldReadAloudDay on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021.

Celebrate with us by watching these four special storytimes:

Families can register for a special Read Aloud day kit. Each kit contains a selection of our favorite books to read aloud, as well as some other fun activities and ideas that will help you to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.

Registration is required. Kits will be available at curbside pickup on Monday, February 1st, Tuesday February 2nd, or Wednesday, February 3rd. The books inside each kit will be checked out to you and will need to be returned to the library.

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Friday Fun Days-Mystery Reader

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Join the Grafton Public Library on each Friday school half-day for a special event or activity.

This week, we’re hosting an all-ages storytime with a special LIVE mystery reader!

Registration is required. Registrants will receive a link prior to the start of the program.

Register online!

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Young Scientists Virtual STEM Class

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Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments.

Dates for these virtual classes are Monday, January 4th, 11th, 25th and Monday, February 1st, 8th, and 22nd.

Register online.

This is an interactive class using Zoom and parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly.

Registration will begin two weeks prior to each event. By registering for this event, you are registering for this one event, not the entire six-week program. If the event is full, you may still submit this form to be placed on the waiting list. Attendees on the waiting list will be added to our next session.  A minimum of eight families are required in order for the class to be held. If we do not receive the minimum number of registrants, this event may be canceled. A valid email address is required to register for all Grafton Public Library programs. A Zoom link will be sent to each registrant no later than twenty-four hours before the event is scheduled.   If you are unable to attend, please call the Grafton Public Library at 508-839-4649.

Siblings are welcome. Only one registration is required per family.

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

Location: Zoom
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Bookworms Bookclubs for January

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Monday January 11th, 2021

6:00pm-6:30pm

LIVE via Zoom!

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in first and second grade.

Copies of the book On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex will be available for pick up at the Library. The book is also available on Hoopla.

We will also be completing a book-themed craft after discussion.

Registration is required.

Monday January 25th, 2021

6:00pm-6:30pm

LIVE via Zoom!

Join Ms. Kristin for a virtual book discussion for kids in third, fourth, and fifth grade.

Copies of the book Wildwood by Colin Meloy will be available for pick up at the Library. The book is also available on Hoopla.

We will also be completing a book-themed craft after discussion.

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Storytime Schedule Winter 2020-2021

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Storytime Schedule Winter 2020-2021

Research shows that the strongest predictor of school success is caregivers who read with their children at home.

The Grafton Public Library provides a variety of online storytime sessions. We expect the little ones to wiggle! Don’t feel you have to sit through the entirety of each session – it’s fine to excuse yourself and come back later.

Unless noted, all Winter 2020-2021 storytimes will be virtual. We hope to return to our temporary location at 53 North Main Street in North Grafton soon.

 

WINTER 2020-2021 STORYTIME PROGRAMS:

VIRTUAL PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Preschool Storytime is program for children ages 3.5-5.  Join us as we share stories, songs, felt board fun, and movement activities.

This Winter’s storytime session contains four all new video programs. The videos will be available until February 28th. Watch them all now!

 

TODDLER TIME AT HOME

Toddler Time is a 30-minute program for children who are walking-age 3 years.  We will share stories, sing songs, enjoy movement activities, and recite rhymes and finger plays together.

This Winter’s storytime session contains four all new video programs. The videos will be available until February 28th. Watch them all now!

 

LIBRARY BABIES AT HOME

Library Babies is a 20-minute virtual program for our very youngest patrons, ages birth-walking. In this prerecorded program, we read stories, sing songs, and interact with the babies using bounces and finger plays.

Watch the Library Babies playlist now!

 

Storytime Programs in hiatus:

  • Pajama Storytime
  • Once Upon a Story at Willard House & Clock Museum
  • Storytime at the Grafton Historical Society
  • Young Scientists
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New Year’s at Noon Countdown Grab Bags

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Monday December 28, 2020 – Thursday December 31, 2020

Stop by the Library’s temporary location between 10AM and 4 PM to pick up a New Year’s Countdown Grab Bag.

Grab Bags contain a variety of seasonal activities and items to help the whole family celebrate 2021 together at home! One bag per family, please. While supplies last.

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STEM Videos

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Have you watched all of our amazing STEM videos? Learn all about oil spills and crystals, and even learn how to design your own chicken coop in this series of video for kids in grades K-2 and grades 3-5.

 

Catch up now!

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