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

Turkey Decoration Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving Storytime

Who: Familes with children ages 5 & under
When: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

This Thanksgiving-themed storytime will be feast of stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. This is a drop-in program; no registration is needed

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Holiday Story Breaks

Who: Children ages 2-5 and their families
When: Various - see CALENDAR
Time: Various
Place: Children's Story Room

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories appropriate for children ages 2-5 and their families, but all ages are welcome. Each story break is different and runs approximately 30 minutes. No registration needed ~ drop in!

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Together Time Tales

SnowflakeWho: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
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. And take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories on this "Together Time Tales" Saturday. A simple craft will follow. 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.

Tinkerlab Light Bulb

Tinkerlab

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Fridays, September 21-December 7, 2018
(except second Friday each month)
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Place: Children's Story Room

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.

Children Reading-copyright soupstock/Fotolia.comBook Bunch

Who: Children ages 3-5
When: Various ~ see CALENDAR
Time: 1:30-2pm
Place: Children's Story Room

This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

 

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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