Grafton Public Library


On Friday 8/18/23 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, 9/25/23 to remove and replace damaged sections of walls and flooring in the above-mentioned areas.

The Children’s department has relocated to the Library lobby and are continuing to offer limited services and programs.

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 at

Click here for the most recent Children’s Room Newsletter.

2024 Summer Reading Program Information

Kids News and Events (posts)

Coloring Pages!

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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!


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!
britannicabutton 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)
logo for overdrive kids ebook database for the C/W MARs network 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.
Pronounciator logo 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.
teachables database logo 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 logo offers homework help for students in K to 12 from 2-9pm DAILY! Enter your Library card number to access.


Unattended Children

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.

Code of Conduct

While visiting the Library, please respect yourself, respect each other, and respect the space.

Program Policy

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


Please visit for access to materials cataloged with a juvenile audience.

Please visit 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.