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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.

Upcoming Events

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Storytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will run from January 27-March 6. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted January 9-14. All forms are processed randomly on January 15.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning January 17 if space remains.
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Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run January 27-March 2. Registration is required for the five-week session.

  • Online registration for Glastonbury residents begins January 13.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning January 21.

For complete Winter 2020 storytime information, click here.

 

National Puzzle Day

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 12noon-8:30pm
Place: Children's Department

It’s National Puzzle Day! Puzzles of all sorts, for all ages will be available all day. At 4:15 pm, kids will be challenged to go head-to-head with the librarians to see who can complete a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle first. No registration needed.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Place: Children's Department

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Join libraries across the United States and around the world as we celebrate the 9th Annual “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Families are encouraged to visit and explore the many offerings of the library. Along with the special programs listed below, other activities, crafts and refreshments will be set out in the Children’s Department throughout the day. All of the programs are free and open to the public.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day: R-E-A-D-O

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Place: Friends Room

Families can start the day with a game of R-E-A-D-O! Fill the game card to make a line across, down or diagonally as the names of children’s book characters are called out. No registration needed.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day: Lego® Family Challenge

Who: Families with children ages 4 & up
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 10:45am-12noon
Place: Friends Room

Timed challenges will test your family’s creativity and building skills. Drop in anytime during the program as new challenges begin every 10 minutes. Children under age 4 may participate with the family, but please be wary of small pieces. No registration needed.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 2:30-3:15pm
Place: Friends Room

The best part of winter is being able to build a snowman ... but not an ordinary snowman, a magic snowman! Greg McAdams will present a magic and comedy show fun for all. This family program will run about 45 minutes. No registration needed.

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Together Time Tales

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2020. No registration is needed.

Please note: Dates in 2020 may be affected by construction. Check our website for updates.

 

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Bedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesdays, January 29-March 4, 2020
Time: 6-6:30pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed ~ drop in!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

Wee Rock!

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time: 10:30-11:15am
Place: Friends Room

Move and groove to your favorite kids’ tunes! During this noisy 45 minutes of songs, dance and fingerplays, everyone in the room should be prepared to join the fun. No registration needed.

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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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