Summer Reading at Grafton Public Library


Fern’s 1st Birthday:
It’s a Tea Rex Party!

Friday, July 15 | 10:00a

There’s something for everyone at Fern’s birthday party! Tea & biscuits, crafts & games, dinosaur races & a scavenger hunt. Everyone wearing green will be entered for a raffle prize!

Library Campout
Thursday, August 11 | 6:00p

Bring your blankets, stuffed animals, fasteners, and ingenuity, and come ready to construct a family fort in the Children’s Library! Complete a campfire craft and snuggle in for some cozy reading time as nature sounds abound.

Mischief & Magic:
Balloon Workshop
Wednesday, June 22 | 10:00a

Mischief & Magic’s professional balloon twisters will be here to teach you how to twist, loop, and tie balloons into your very own take-home creations.

Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals
Tuesday, July 12 | 3:00p

Have you ever wondered how a chinchilla takes a bath or what a bearded dragon likes to eat? Find out these answers and more during Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals presentation. Participants are able to touch and hold many live animals!

Miss Jamie’s Farm:
A Music Show
Wednesday, July 20 | 10:30a

Miss Jamie’s Farm music show is a high energy, audience interactive musical play with farm animal puppets. Kids can sing along, dance, and participate in question & answer trivia about farm animals and farm foods.


Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Family Storytime
Tuesdays | 10:30a

June 14 – August 9

Sing, read, and play with Miss Christy every Tuesday in the Children’s Library!

Toddler Time
Wednesdays | 10:30a

June 15 – August 10

Miss Nicolette encourages you and your little one to dance, sing, and play along at this interactive storytime,

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays | 10:30a

June 16 – August 11

Miss Megan makes early literacy fun with stories, songs, action rhymes, and exploratory play at this outdoor storytime!

Teddy Bear Picnic
Tuesday, June 28 | 10:30a

If you come to the library today, you’re sure of a big surprise! There’s lots of marvelous things to eat and wonderful games to play. If you go to the library today, you’d better not go alone. So grab your teddy bear (or favorite stuffed animal) and gather together because today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

School-Age Children

Programming for children in grades 1-3

40-Minute Lego Challenge
Wednesday, June 15 | 3:00p & Wednesday, June 29 | 3:00p

It’s you and your creativity against the clock! Select one card from the three you are dealt and carry out the building challenge. Repeat the process and produce as many masterpieces from our Legos as you have time to complete.

Slingshots & Walking Sticks
Wednesday, July 13 | 3:00p

One of the best ways to spend a summer day is by exploring the outdoors. And what better way to wander than with a walking stick? Attendees will go home with a personalized walking stick and safe play slingshot.

Wednesday, July 27 | 3:00p

The Ojibwe believe that bad dreams get caught in the web of a dreamcatcher and are burned away by the morning light, but good dreams are guided down the feathers hanging from the dreamcatcher to the sleeping child below. Come and make a beautiful dreamcatcher to filter your dreams! 


Programming for older children & teens in grades 4-6

Friendship Bracelets
Thursday, June 16 | 3:00p

Grab your besties and join us for a fun-filled craft session. Learn how to create different patterns with vividly colored floss, and make a beautiful gift for someone special.

S’mores Solar Ovens
Thursday, June 30 | 3:00p

What’s camp without s’mores? During this session you will construct your own solar oven from the provided materials to cook up delicious, gooey s’mores at home on hot, sunny day!

Ice Cream in a Bag
Thursday, August 4 | 3:00p

On a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing better than some delicious ice cream! Using only simple ingredients that we will provide, you will make your own frozen treat to cool you down. 

Tween Camp Movie Nights
Every Thursday in July | 6:00p
popcorn & drinks provided

Parent Trap (1998)
Thursday, July 7

Rated PG
Runtime 2 hr. 8 min.
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Camp Rock (2008)
Thursday, July 14

Rated TV-G
Runtime 1 hr. 34 min.
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Heavyweights (1994)
Thursday, July 21

Rated PG
Runtime 1 hr. 37 min.
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Camp Nowhere (1994)
Thursday, July 28

Rated PG
Runtime 1 hr. 36 min.
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Programming for teens in grades 6-12

Teen Tie-Dye
Wednesday, June 22 | 2:00p

Totally groovy, man! Bring a plain white t-shirt, pillowcase, or anything else you’d like to dip and dye, and add some color to your summer at the library. Everything old is new again, right?

4th of July Party Packs
Thursday, June 30-
Saturday, July 2 | all day

Looking for something to do over the long holiday weekend? Pop by the YA Corner and pick up a take-and-make of assorted patriotic crafts & activities! Each bag includes Twizzlers, Pop Rocks, temporary tattoos, glow-in-the-dark accessories, and all the supplies you need to make two patriotic friendship bracelets & red, white, & blue sand art.

Pizza & Game Night
Thursday, August 4 | 3:00p

Expand your empire in Settlers of Catan, and ride the rails with Ticket to Ride!  Outflank the competition in Risk, and don’t forget your Codenames. Bring your friends and settle in at the library for an evening of board games, strategizing, and most importantly- pizza.

Outdoor Movie Nights
Enjoy a summer movie night outside on the library lawn. Bring blankets, bring pillows, bring friends. We’ll bring the snacks!
popcorn & drinks provided

Cruella (2021)
Tuesday, June 28 | 6:00p
Rated PG-13; Runtime 2 hr. 14 min.

Wonder Woman (2017)
Tuesday, August 9 | 6:00p
Rated PG-13; Runtime 2 hr. 29 min.