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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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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

Holiday Story Break ~ Virtual Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Tuesdays, December 7 - 21, 2021
Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Place: Virtual Session

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.

Click here to view the calendar and to register. 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 dates in December.

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

Wee Rock

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Fridays, December 3 - 17, 2021
Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m.
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 dates in December.

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

Ninja Day ~ A Virtual Program

Who: Kids in grades K-3
When: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Place: Virtual Session

Hi-YAH! Did you know ninjas have their own holiday in December? Join us online to learn some neat ninja facts, nifty ninja techniques, and hear some note-worthy ninja stories in honor of International Ninja Day.

Click here to register. Registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom session.

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

Climb Aboard the Polar Express ~ A Virtual Train Trip

Who: Families with children ages 4-10
When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
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)

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.

Let’s Build: Family Fun Challenges ~ Virtual STEAM

Who: Families with children ages 4 and up
When: Monday, December 27, 2021
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Place: Virtual Session

Be bold and build big! Work together with your family to complete several timed challenges, some of which will be inspired from the hit television series LEGO® Masters. If you do not have Lego® bricks, use any building system that you have.

Registration begins December 13. Click here to register. Registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom session.

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

R-E-A-D-O! ~ A Virtual Game

Who: Kids ages 4-5 & grades K-6
When: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Time: 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Place: Virtual Session

Our Fairy Tale version of our BINGO-like game is back. Fill your game card to make a line across, down, or diagonally as you try to guess the fairy tale. 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.

Registration begins December 15. Click here to register. Registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom session.

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

Wee Rock in the Dark ~ Virtual Music & Movement

Who: Families with children through age 8
When: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Time: 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Place: Virtual Session

Celebrate the New Year a day early with Wee Rock in the Dark! Join the librarians for a lights out dance party lit by glow sticks. Dance and sing to favorite songs including the Hokey Pokey, the Freeze Dance, and Baby Shark. The entire family is encourage to join in. The library will provide glow sticks for all participants to pick up.

Registration begins December 16. Click here to register. Registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of 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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