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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

Holiday Story Breaks – Virtual Storytimes

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under, but all ages are welcome
When: Various dates/times in December ~ see calendar
Place: Virtual session

Snowman Reading-copyright Steve Young/AdobeStock.com

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. Registration begins November 16. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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Snowman Reading-copyright Steve Young/AdobeStock.com

Jingle Babies – A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

Jingle Bells

Who: Babies from birth-15 months of age with parent or caregiver
When: Thursdays, December 3 & 17, 2020 ~ see calendar
Time: 11-11:30am
Place: Virtual session

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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Wee Rock in our Socks Virtual Music & Movement

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Virtual session

Multi-Colored Socks-copyright-Janina Dierks

It’s National Sock Day! Put on your favorite, fanciest, craziest, most awesome pair of socks to move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! We will keep those toes tapping and show our socks off to all of our friends.Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Click here to register.

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

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Climb Aboard the Polar Express – A Virtual Train Trip

Who: Children ages 4-10
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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. Pick up your ticket and travel bag in the Children’s Department after registering online. Registration begins November 30. Due to high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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Passport Adventures: Russia – Virtual Travel

Who: Kids in grades K-3
When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 3-3:45pm
Place: Virtual session

The Black Geese Book Cover

Pack up your suitcase and get ready to explore the riveting world of Russia with Miss Lisa! Help tell a spooky Russian folktale, and enjoy some hair-raising activities designed to amuse, inspire and delight! You’ll quickly realize Russia is so much fun to visit. For this special trip, be sure to "pack" the following: your favorite toy paper and drawing utensils (i.e., pencils, markers, crayons).

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Online registration begins December 2. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

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What's Missing? – A Virtual Game

Who: For kids of all ages (through grade 6)
When: Monday, December 28, 2020
Time: 2:30-3pm
Place: Virtual session

Puzzle

Test your memory skills with this fun Zoom game with a seasonal theme. 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?" Online registration begins December 14. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

 

Let’s Build: Master the Mystery Challenge – Virtual STEAM

Who: Kids in grades 1-6
When: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Time: 2:30-3:15pm
Place: Virtual session

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Creativity combines with engineering! Kids will listen to a short mystery story, then enjoy a souper fun challenge inspired from the story. How mysterious! Gather your LEGO® building bricks or other favorite building system to the challenges created by Miss Lisa.

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Online registration begins December 14. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

Image (above) © Nenov Brothers/ AdobeStock.com

 

R-E-A-D-O – A Virtual Game

Who: For kids of all ages
When: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Time: 10:30-11:15am
Place: Virtual session

R-E-A-D-O Card

Join us for New Year’s Eve games of R-E-A-D-O, just like BINGO, only better. Fill your game card to make a line across, down or diagonally as the names of children’s book characters are called out. When registering, you may have your R-E-A-D-O board emailed if you have a color printer, or wait for a call so you can pick it up. Online registration begins December 14. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime.

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

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

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