Children

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Mon, Tue, & Thu 9 am - 9 pm
Wed 12 pm - 9 pm
Fri & Sat 9 am - 5 pm 
Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

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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 for Children

Wee Rock! Drop-in Music & Movement

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When:
Fridays, January 27 - March 10
Time:
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Place:
Friends Room

Wee Rock! is 30 minutes of songs, dance, and finger plays. Children learn by playing, and the concepts include following directions, rhyme and rhythm, creative play, fine motor skills and coordination. Children also learn by example, so all adults are encouraged to get up and rock with us.

Join us for a craft in the Children’s Department afterwards.

No registration needed. Limited to 60 participants.

Chocolate Olympics

Who: Kids in grades 4 - 6
When:
Monday, February 13
Time:
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Place: Friends Room

If you’re crazy for chocolate, we’ve got a sweet competition for you! Treat yourself to some challenges with chocolate and see which team brings home the gold.

Registration begins January 30 for residents; February 9 for nonresidents. Click here to register.

Goody, Goody Gumdrops!: A Stories and STEAM Spectacle

Who: Kids in grades K - 6
When:
Wednesday, February 15
Time:
4:15 - 5 p.m.
Place: Friends Room

Gather your friends and visit the library for a great challenge to celebrate National Gumdrop Day!

Registration begins February 1 for residents; February 10 for nonresidents. Click here to register.

Kids Craft: Magic Shrinking Cups

Who: Kids in grades K - 6
When:
Tuesday, February 21
Time:
2:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Place: MakerSpace

Did you know you can use a plastic drinking cup to create a beautiful piece of art? Your decorated cup will shrink down to a cookie-sized medallion when placed in the oven. Use it as a keychain, necklace or sun catcher.

Drop-in anytime between the hours listed. No registration needed.

Make Art Monday

Who: Kids in grades K - 6
When:
Monday, February 27
Time:
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Place: Children's Craft Corner

We’ll provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Visit the children’s Craft Corner between 4:15 and 5:15 pm to make a masterpiece. A different medium will be featured each month.

No registration needed.

National Pokémon Day

Who: Kids in grades K - 6
When:
Tuesday, February 28
Time:
4:15 - 5 p.m.
Place: Friends Room

Did you know that Pokémon have their own holiday? Find out why fans chose this day to celebrate, and be sure to catch our phenomenal Pokémon party at the library. Complete special challenges and gain insider tips to help you on your quest to become a great Pokémon master.

Registration begins February 13 for residents; February 24 for nonresidents. Click here to register.

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

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