Children

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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Children

Welcome! We are proud to be a part of your child’s literacy and learning experiences. We offer a variety of materials, programs and services for children from birth through grade 6. We strive to encourage and enhance a life-long love of reading and learning. We hope you’ll spend some time browsing our links and reading about all that we have to offer. Most importantly, we hope you will visit us often.

Upcoming Events

Gator-copyright Sarah Holmlund/Fotolia.comStory Walk

Who: Families with children who enjoy a good story
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Place: Library's Front Lawn > Riverfront Park

Enjoy an after-dinner stroll from the library to Riverfront Park, gathering pieces of a story as you go. At each stop along the way, readers will share several pages of a book so that walkers will have heard a complete story by the end. Kids will receive a cool treat while they listen to the last pages of the story. Small groups will leave every 10 minutes from under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn of the library. Weather permitting. No registration needed.

 

Banjo-Mary Jo Maichack

Make It! Shake It! Take It!

Who: Children entering grades K-6
When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Friends Room

Libraries Rock! Strike up the band - with rubber bands - to make a banjo or other instrument. After kids decorate their instruments, they can play and sing along with Mary Jo Maichack’s guitar accompaniment. Then bring the instruments home to continue the merry-making. Registration for residents begins June 21; June 26 for nonresidents.

 

Stories in the Community: Fire Company #1

Who: Children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Place: Fire Company #1

The librarians go on tour! Enjoy some stories and activities featuring fire engines and firefighters, then take some time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #1 is located at 2825 Main Street, at the corner of Pratt Street. No registration needed.

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Stories in the Community:

Killam & Bassette Farmstead

Who: Children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
When: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Place: Killam & Bassette Farmstead

The librarians go on tour! Book! Book! Book! Storytime with the chickens and pigs, followed by a hayride and visit with the animals. Meet at Killam & Bassette Farmstead located at 14 Tryon Street, South Glastonbury.

Raindate: Tuesday, July 31. No registration needed.

 

Stories in the Community: Fire Company #4

Who: Children of all ages, must be accompanied by an adult
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Place: Fire Company #4

The librarians go on tour! More cool summer stories at the firehouse, followed by time to check out the trucks and learn about the firefighter’s gear. Fire Company #4 is located at 1247 Manchester Road on the corner of Hebron Avenue. No registration needed.

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Family Reading Outdoors-copyright matka_Wariatka/Fotolia.comRain-or-Shine Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Thursdays, June 28 through August 9, 2018
Time: 10:30-11am
Place: Children's Story Room

A drop-in storytime held in the Children’s Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

 

Bedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Mondays, July 2 through August 13, 2018
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

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Mother Goose

Who: Babies 6 weeks-15 months
When: Tuesday, July 17 • Monday, July 30 • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 11-11:45am
Place: Friends Room

Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes and songs for little ones from the comfort of your lap, followed by a baby playtime. No registration needed.

 

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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