Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Grafton Writer's Group begins meeting at the library on Wednesday night.
An adult writer's group debuts at the Grafton Public Library this week. The Grafton Writer's Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the library's website. Space is limited, and registration is required. Participants should contact Neil Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-293-1134.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The library reopened after being closed for repairs and renovations since April 22.
The next chapter of the Grafton Public Library's history began Monday. The library reopened after being closed for repairs and renovations since April 22. Improvements included a wheelchair lift, a handicap accessible restroom and new carpeting, according to the library's website. The changes brought the building up to Americans With Disabilities Act code.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Construction will continue for the first week that the building is open.
After more than a month of having to leave town to visit the library, Grafton residents will be able to spend less time in the car and more time in the stacks starting today. According to the Grafton Public Library website , the library will open for business today at 10 a.m., although there will still be construction in the building through the end of the week. "Safety is the highest priority and we thank the public in advance for adhering to all barriers, signage, and staff instructions for the duration of the project," the website says. "A grand reopening will take place once the project is completed, and the library is fully accessible to all members of the community." The wheelchair lift is likely to be the last portion of the …
Sunday, June 9, 2013
The building had been closed for repairs and renovations since April 22.
Monday, the Grafton Public Library welcomes the public for the first time since April 22. Repairs and renovations had closed the building on the Grafton Common since April 22. Improvements include a wheelchair lift, a handicap accessible restroom and new carpeting, according to the library's website. The changes will bring the building up to Americans With Disabilities Act code.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Renovation work will be done to make the 86-year-old building handicap accessible.
Grafton residents will need to visit neighboring towns to borrow library books for the near future. Beginning April 22 the Grafton Public Library doors will be closed for seven weeks to allow for repairs and renovations to bring the library up to code with the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the library's website, improvements include a wheelchair lift, a handicap accessible restroom and new carpeting. “We are thrilled to be moving forward with this project,” Library Director Beth Gallaway said. “And delighted at the prospect of being accessible to all members of our community at last.” Residents will be able to use their library cards at area libraries in the C/W Mars system, including Millbury. Any library items that are…
Friday, February 1, 2013
The library is hosting an event Monday for those considering self-publishing or small press publishing.
An informational program for writers that was postponed from earlier this week because of weather will be held Monday in the adult area of the Grafton Public Library. "Is Self-publishing or small-press publishing right for you," features Cheryl Cory, author and co-founder of the Worcester Writers Collaborative. Cory, the self-published author of the Must've Done Something Good series, will help lead a discussion exploring the pros and cons of the different publishing options. She will also be signing books. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Heidi Fowler at 508-839-4649, or email@example.com.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A group wants your feedback.
The Grafton Library Working Group wants to find out what future library products and services should be provided to the community. The group, dedicated to assisting with future communications and service offerings of the library, has developed a quick online survey for residents. To learn more, read Grafton library trustee Carrie Hogan's article about the survey. The survey may be accessed here. At present, the GLWG is not involved with any current library construction or renovation upgrades.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
All parties will be invited to the table.
A professional mediator will meet with all sides of the library issue next month in hopes of dissolving bad feelings and moving to a resolution. Representatives of the former North Grafton and South Grafton libraries, which were closed in recent years for budgetary reasons, will be invited, Town Administrator Timothy P. McInerney said. Concerns about those closings and the subsequent loss of space and resources were raised during the debate about the potential expansion of the current library. Some have questioned why, even as library trustees say the library needs more room, two branches were closed in recent years. The expansion issue failed by a large margin in December. The Grafton Public Library Planning and Building Committee was …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Library will close at the end of business hours today and will re-open Tuesday afternoon.
The Grafton Public Library will close at the end of business hours today and will not re-open until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The library will be closed Saturday and early Tuesday to ensure a smooth transition to the new Evergreen catalog system. The library will also be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. To avoid an overwhelming flood of returns during the first days Evergreen is in use, three-week items will be due the second week of June. The week before migration, seven-day items will be checked out for three weeks.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Take the tots out for free fun at the library.
Each morning, Grafton Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. The Grafton Public Library will host a story time for children who are 2- or 3-years-old with caregivers. Head to the children’s room at 10:30 a.m. for some free, family fun. 2. Catholics will mark holy day of obligation on May 17, The Ascension of the Lord. St. Mary’s Catholic Church will have Mass on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. and on Thursday, May 17 at 8 a.m. 3. On Saturday, May 19, Grafton middle and high school students will perform popular Glee favorites Just the Way You Are, True Colors, Keep Holding On, Proud Mary and more. The …