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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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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

Little Bookworms

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Tuesdays, September 14 - October 26, 2021
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Riverfront Community Center

**Masks are required for all, vaccinated and unvaccinated**

Come join the fun as Little Bookworm Preschool Storytimes head outside this Fall! Join the librarian on the patio behind the Riverfront Community Center for fun stories, finger rhymes, songs and more! Bring a blanket as we celebrate the change of seasons. In inclement weather, the storytime will move to Zoom.

Click here to view the calendar and to register. Please register each week as a Zoom code will be sent via email at 9am if needed.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

Wee Rock

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Fridays, September 17 - October 29, 2021
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual Session

Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays.

We suggest you put together a Wee Rock box that has everything you need to participate:
• Shakers: pasta or beans in a plastic jar, small box or plastic eggs
• Rhythm sticks: 2 spoons, pencils, etc.
• Scarf: small blanket, towel, etc.
• Bean bag: small stuffed animal or other toy

Use your imagination – anything will work.

Click here to view the calendar and to register. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email one hour before Wee Rock. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all sessions.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

Food Explorers: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars ~ Virtual Program

Who: Families with children in grades K-6
When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Virtual Session

Join Food Explorers to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars! These bars make the perfect after-school snack and can be completely customized!

You’ll need the following ingredients:
• rolled oats
• 1 can pumpkin puree
• honey (or maple syrup)
• butter
• brown sugar
• chocolate chips
• optional items such as nuts, dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg

Click here to register. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

What's Missing? Farm Fresh Fun ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids of all ages (through grade 6)
When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual Session

Your favorite virtual memory game takes a trip to the farm. The scene is set and you have 30 seconds to memorize what's in it. The camera goes dark and something disappears. Can you identify "what's missing?"

Registration begins September 8. Click here to register. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

Let’s Build: Dragon Day ~ Virtual STEAM

Who: Grades 1-6
When: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual Session

Be the first to hear an all-new adventure story full of fire, friendship, and one fierce dragon! Following the story, let your imaginations take flight as we construct dragons and other cool creations using Legos® or other building materials from home.

Registration begins September 15. Click here to register. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

Spooky Story Stroll

Who: Families with preschool & elementary age children
When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 4:30-6pm
Place: Patio behind Riverfront Community Center

The Welles-Turner Library Children's Department and Parks & Recreation team up for this annual family event. A slightly spooky story will unfold as you walk around the Riverfront Fairgrounds. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Tricks and treats may be found along the way. Groups will leave from the Community Center Patio (in the back of the building) every 10 minutes.

Parents must accompany children for this event. Registration is required This program is FULL. Add your name to the wait list on the Parks & Recreation website: https://glastonburyct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

Climb Aboard the Polar Express ~ A Virtual Train Trip

Who: Families with children ages 4-10
When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:15pm
Place: Virtual Session

Put on your PJs, climb on the couch, and grab your hot chocolate and some cookies to join us for a Zoom trip to the North Pole. Children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story and a sing-along of seasonal songs. Once you register online, you will receive email notification to pick your ticket and travel bag in the Children’s Department. (Bags available to the first 50 registrants)

Registration begins November 29. Due to high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only. Click here to register. Registration with a valid email address is required to receive login information one hour before the Zoom session.

Click here for a tutorial on setting up a Zoom account.

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

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