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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

Kids' Movie - "Coco"

Who: Children
When: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 2:30-4:20pm
Place: Friends Room

In "Coco," a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician learns about his family traditions. Rated PG; 109 min. No registration needed. For more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

"Coco" DVD cover image © Disney•Pixar

"Coco" DVD cover image © Disney•Pixar

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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. No registration needed.

Raindate: Tuesday, July 31

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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Bonjour! French Storytimes

Who: Children ages 4-6
When: Monday, August 6, 2018
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Place: Children's Story Room

Join Nicolas for stories, songs and activities in French. Children will learn some simple phrases and practice counting, colors and the ABCs. Registration begins July 9 for residents; July 13 for nonresidents, online or in the Children's Department.

France Flight-Open Clip Art

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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/Courtyard

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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Wee Rock!

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Monday, July 23 • Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: 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.

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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