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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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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

Children Dancing-copyright ceobrazy_pl/Fotolia.comEvan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Friends Room

Evan Gottfried returns to Welles-Turner to inspire kids to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and, mostly, to just be themselves. He hopes that the big people who hear his music will find inspiration and remember how it feels to be a kid. Join us for an unforgettable, highly danceable, movin,' groovin' time. 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.

 

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Who: Children’s Summer Reading Club participants
When: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 2:30-4pm
Place: Library's Front Lawn

Penguin with Ice Cream-copyright Julien Tromeur/Fotolia.comAll tours must come to an end! Your summer reading T-shirt is your pass to the grand finale. Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends’ Room if it rains). No registration needed.

 

Henry the Hedgehog Book CoverHenry the Hedgehog Who Lived on Hebron Avenue - Author Visit

Who: Suggested for families with children ages 3-7, but all are welcome
When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 10:30-11:15am
Place: Library's Friends Room

Join Glastonbury author Karen Tauber-Vigeant, who will read her picture book, Henry the Hedgehog Who Lived on Hebron Avenue. Henry lives in a barn next to an elementary school where he watches the children on the playground while wishing he could join them. Follow Henry's adventures as he finds a way to explore the school and discover the wonders inside. This the perfect story for children heading off to school in the fall. Books will be available to purchase at the program. No registration is needed.

 

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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