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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Summer Reading


Fizz Boom Read ChemistryChildren's Summer Reading Club 2014 ~

June 18 to August 14

Fizz! Boom! Read!

The 2014 Summer Reading Club for preschoolers through sixth graders, “Fizz! Boom! Read!,” will be a sizzling summer full of super science fun! The Club offers many activities, including Mad Science Mondays, Science Art, a game of Live Clue and a performance by Sciencetellers. Children can also enjoy crafts, brick building, book discussions and the theater workshop.

The reading program will be offered online through the Welles-Turner website. Children will enter each day that they have read 20 minutes or more. Once seven days have been completed, children will be alerted that a reward is waiting for them. Elementary school children must also list the titles of the books using the online program.


For students entering grades K-6, click here to register.
For children ages 5 and under (not entering Kindergarten), click here to register.


Librarians visited the elementary schools to introduce the Summer Reading Program and distribute materials. Check your child’s backpack for the neon yellow tri-fold booklet. You can’t miss it! The booklet will have the information about the reading game and all the programs offered throughout the summer. Booklets will be available after school on June 16 for children who do not attend a Glastonbury school.


Tiny Bubbles

Babies and toddlers can join the fun with their own summer reading club. Activities such as sharing nursery rhymes, board books and songs will introduce babies to the wonders of language. Participating babies will receive a sun hat and a book. The brochure for the baby program, “Tiny Bubbles,” for ages 0 to 18 months may be picked up in the Children’s Department beginning June 16.

All of the programs begin on June 18. A complete listing of the programs can be found on the library calendar.

Teen Volunteers

All the teen volunteer opportunities have been filled for the summer. Thank you to the young people who volunteer their time to make the Children’s Department programs a success.

Reading List Link 2014

Gideon Welles Summer Reading List