Children

Location & Contact

Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

GET DIRECTIONS


Main
Lending
Reference
Children

860-652-7719
860-652-7719
860-652-7720
860-652-7718


Temporary Hours

Mon, Fri 9am-1pm
Tue, Thu 1pm-5pm
Wed 3pm-7pm
Sat 9am-12noon

Right Col img

banner

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

Little Bookworms – A Virtual Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Tuesdays mornings, November 3-17 from 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual sessions

Little Bookworms Logo

We are bringing storytime to you Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes, songs and FUN! Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all three November dates. Visit the calendar to register.

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

 

Little Goslings – A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

Who: Babies ages 0-18 months with a caregiver
When: Thursday mornings in October from 11-11:30am (see calendar)
Place: Virtual sessions

Little Goslings Logo

Our Mother Goose program comes to your home with rhymes, songs and bounces for babies. Join Mrs. Pease via Zoom for 30 minutes of fun with your little one. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five dates. Visit the calendar to register.

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

 

Wee Rock @ Home Virtual Music & Movement

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Friday mornings in October (except October 23) from 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual session

Baby in Tiger Costume-copyright Ekaterina/AdobeStock.com

Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! Join us from home for 30 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays. Special Halloween Wee Rock on October 30! Wear your costume for some crazy, spooky fun!

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. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all five October dates.Visit the calendar to register.

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

Image (above) © Ekaterina/AdobeStock.com

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

Calendar and Pencil-copyrighted image/Fotolia.com

 

At Home Learning Resources for Kids

The children’s librarians are compiling a list of resources to keep children busy and the learning fun. We will continue to add to this list as we discover new resources for children of all ages.

Books and Reading for K-6

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com (username: tumble735 / password: books)

Click Here for Tumble Book Library-appears with permission

Audiobook Database for Children

www.AudioBookCloud.com (username: tumble2020 / password: A3b5c6)

Audio Book Cloud Logo-appears with permission

LUNCHDOODLES with Mo Willems

www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems - Visit Mo’s studio each weekday at 1pm Eastern Time to draw, doodle and write with author of "Elephant & Piggie."

*Read*Draw*Create*Community*

www.youtube.com/channel - Children’s book authors and illustrators are creating Youtube videos offering workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice and more.

Math eBook Database for K-6

www.TumbleMath.com (username: tumble2020 / password: A3b5c6)

Tumble Math Logo-appears with permission

 

Images on this page subject to copyright; used with permission.