The Children’s Room will close Thursday 9/21 and reopen with a limited collection in its temporary location in the Friends Corner in the lobby area by Monday, 9/25.
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.
We will not be hosting any Children’s Library programs in December with the exception of storytime at Willard House, which is off-site, and Young Scientists, which will be held in the teen maker space. January programs are still TBD.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
The Children’s Room strives to be a fun place for children and families to learn and read together. We offer a wide variety of materials for learning and fun, including materials like books, media and games; toys like blocks, puzzles, puppets, and technology like computers.
The Library offers a variety of storytime programs for ages birth through 5 during the school year. Check the event calendar to see what’s happening this week!
HOMEWORK HELP & ONLINE RESOURCES
|Bookflix offers an eBook experience for children in grades K to 2, and pairs fiction and nonfiction picture books for a themed reading experience.|
|Gale in Context: Elementary contains kid-friendly topics in eBooks, articles, video and audio format, at a grade K to 4 reading level. Searching is more visual. It’s perfect for resources school reports!|
|Encyclopedia Britannica offers three levels of access for learners in Massachusetts:
Learning Zone (grades preK to 2)
Children’s edition (ages 5 to 12)
Elementary School edition (grades1 to 5)
|OverDrive Kids offers ebooks for kids – log in for access to the C/W MARs network overdrive and click “Partner Libraries” to access other MA network collections.|
|Pronunciator is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more, with flash card for kids and a pre-K language learning module. Over 80 languages in English and your native tongue, free! Enter your Library card # and PIN to access.|
|Scholastic Teachables provides worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more for parents, homeschoolers, and educators. Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, we offer printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.|
|Tutor.com offers homework help for students in K to 12 from 2-9pm DAILY! Enter your Library card number to access.|
For the safety of our youngest patrons, Library visitors must 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;
- Children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 14.
While visiting the Library, please respect yourself, respect each other, and respect the space.
Please be mindful when registering for programs. If you cannot attend, please alert staff so we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list.
In winter months:
- If school is cancelled, Library programs are cancelled.
- If school is delayed, morning programs are cancelled and afternoon programs may be cancelled; please check our website for more information.
- If school is released early due to weather conditions, afternoon programs are cancelled.
- If the municipal center cancels evening programs and meetings, Library programs are cancelled.
All Library policies are online at http://graftonlibrary.org/home/policies.
Please visit http://catalog.cwmars.org/eg/kpac/home for access to materials cataloged with a juvenile audience.
Please visit https://cwmars.overdrive.com/cwmars-grafton/kids for access to ebooks and eMedia with a juvenile audience.
A parenting section full of helpful information can be found in the Adult non-fiction stacks.