Children

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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)

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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.

 

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)

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Audiobook Database for Children

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

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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)

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Upcoming Events

"Read Around Town" – 2020 Children's Summer Reading Challenge

June 17-August 14

For information about this year's summer reading challenge,
click here!

 

August Calendar of Events

August Summer Reading Calendar 2020

Click here to view the August calendar of events.

 

Homeschooling 101

Who: Parents
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: Virtual program

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If you are considering homeschooling, join Linda Hincks, East Hampton homeschool mom and owner of Wren Homeschool Consulting, to learn the basics of homeschooling and the laws in Connecticut. She will provide information to help you decide if it is right for your family. Linda has 20 years of experience and many years in classrooms, coops and museum instruction. Please forward your questions to renee.pease@glastonbury-ct.gov ahead of time so Linda can include the answers in the Zoom presentation. Online registration begins July 30. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.

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

 

Little Bookworms – A Virtual Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Tuesday mornings from 10-10:30am from June 23-August 11, 2020
Place: Virtual session

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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. Visit the calendar to register. (Click on "All Events," then scroll down to "Little Bookworms.")

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

 

Pajama Stories – A Virtual Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7pm from June 24-August 12, 2020
Place: Virtual session

Join us for quiet stories before bedtime on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. Enjoy stories, finger rhymes and flannel board fun. Cut out or draw a star to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” each week. Be comfy in your pajamas, and bring along stuffed animal friends. Online registration is required in order to receive login information by email on the day of the Zoom storytime. Visit the calendar to register. (Click on "All Events," then scroll down to "Pajama Stories.")

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

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Little Goslings – A Virtual Baby Rhyme Time

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

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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. Register once to receive the Zoom login for all four dates. Visit the calendar to register. (Click on "All Events," then scroll down to "Little Goslings.")

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

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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