Location & Contact

Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





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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Registered Programs

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Web Symbol-BlueChildren 15 months to 5 years of age

Storytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will run from January 22-March 4. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted January 3-8. All forms are processed randomly on January 9.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning January 11 if space remains.

Programs are offered for these age groups:

For children who are unable to attend Smart Start Storytime in the morning:

  • Book Bunch drop-in program (Children born 2013 to 2015): Mondays at 1:30pm

Please register your child for the appropriate age program. Exceptions may be made in consultation with the Children's Librarian if space remains after the registration period concludes.

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Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run January 28-March 4. Registration is required for the five-week session.

  • Registration for Glastonbury residents begins January 14, in person or by phone.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning January 24.

Mother Goose (for babies ages birth to 15 months with parent or caregiver): Mondays at 11am

Registered Program Descriptions

For babies birth to 15 months

Mother Goose – Registration Required
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes.

Mother Goose


For children ages 15-24 months

One is W-One-derful – Registration Required
This lapsit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to their children. Parents and caregivers participate in all activities. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please.


For two-year-olds

Side-by-Side – Registration Required
This program is for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes, and stories. This program allows a ½ hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special experience for you and your child, no siblings please.

Mother and Child Reading

For three-year-olds

Smart Start Storytime I – Registration Required
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. At least one of the six early literacy skills (print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness) is included in each storytime. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult.

Books and Child

For four- and five-year-olds

Smart Start Storytime II – Registration Required
During this 45-minute program, preschoolers will enjoy longer, more detailed stories. The books selected will feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narratives skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. Children are also encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present.

Child Reading




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