Grafton Public Library

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Grafton Public Library
Grafton Public Library, Grafton MA.jpg
Grafton Public Library
Country United States
Established 1927
Location Grafton, Massachusetts
Other information
Director Hilding Hedberg
Website graftonlibrary.org

Grafton Public Library is located in Grafton, Massachusetts. The building was built in 1927 with money donated by Jerome Wheelock, a local inventor. The 2009 population estimate is over 17,700. According to its mission statement, GPL "strive[s] to provide our residents with equal opportunity to access resources that will satisfy individual educational, occupational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests."

GPL belongs to Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing, Inc. (C/W MARS).

Services[edit]

GPL offers storytimes; PAWSing to Read, a reading program for children in grades one through three to boost their reading skills by partnering with an assistance dog or cat; and a home delivery program for residents who cannot use the facility for physical reasons.

Grafton residents who have library cards are eligible to borrow museum passes to various regional museums and parks.

The Friends of Grafton Public Library hold fundraisers and sponsor the Down Under Bookstore at the main branch.

Internet access, wifi, and word processing are available to the public.

Director and trustees[edit]

One director oversees the library, and there are around ten other employees, both part-time and full-time. The Trustees are elected from within the community and help oversee operations.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°12′23.14″N 71°41′06.33″W / 42.2064278°N 71.6850917°W / 42.2064278; -71.6850917