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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
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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

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Together Time Tales

Who: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2019. No registration is needed.

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Books & Bricks

Multi-Colored Lego Bricks-copyright Polat Alp/Fotolia.com

Who: Children in grades 1-6
When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 4:15-5:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Get in line for valentines! After listening to a story, creative kids will participate in several Valentine’s Day-themed challenges. Make a boat that can withstand the Tunnel of Love, play charades to build a valentine match, and engage in a colossal LEGO® hearts engineering project. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins January 29 for residents; February 8 for nonresidents.

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Dance With Me

Who: Children ages 3-5
When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 4:15-5pm
Place: Friends Room

This creative dance class for children offered by School of Ballet Hartford will include movement activities based on a book and will be followed by a special presentation by a company dancer. The class will be presented by children's dance instructor, Juilanne Guarnieri.

Children should be comfortable participating independently. Please bring socks or ballet shoes to wear. Registration begins February 7 for residents; February 11 for nonresidents.

 

Kids' Book Sale ~ Friends of the Library

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The Friends will hold their popular Kids’ Book Sale on Saturday, February 23 in the Friends Room. They will have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games. Hardcover books are one dollar; paperbacks fifty cents; and DVDs three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. Donations welcome. Questions? Call 860-652-7728.

 

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Crafternoon

Who: Children in grades K-6
When: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Place: Children's Department

Craft Paper, Scissors, Glue

Calling all crafty-kids! A different craft will be featured the fourth Monday of each month with a focus on recycling materials. This month, use old picture books to make paper beads for a bracelet or necklace. This activity is appropriate for children in grades K -6, though younger children may need the assistance of their grownup. No registration is necessary.

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Bedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesdays, January 23 through February 27, 2019
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration is needed. Themes: January 23 ~ Animals in the Snow January 30 ~ Two Warm Hands February 6 ~ Bedtime Kisses February 13 ~ Happy Hearts February 20 ~ Brrrr! February 27 ~ Frosty Friends

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Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Every Friday except the second Friday of each month, January 18 through May 3, 2019
Time: 10:30-12noon
Place: Children's Department

Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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Girl Dancing-copyright Melissa King-Fotolia.comWee Rock!

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Second Friday of each month,
September 14, 2018-May 10, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:15am
Place: Library's Friends Room

Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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