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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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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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Holiday Story Breaks

Who: Children ages 2-5 primarily, but all ages are welcome
When: Various from December 3 to December 21, 2019 - see calendar
Place: Children's Story Room

Winter and holiday stories will warm you up as you settle down for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes and songs during the hectic holiday season. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

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Tinkerlab

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Place: Children's Department

Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. Adults must stay and participate with their children. Tinkerlab is held every Friday morning (except the second Friday of the month) from 10:30am-12noon. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

Jingle Babies

Who: Babies birth-15 months with a parent or caregiver
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 11am-12noon
Place: Friends Room

A special holiday version of Mother Goose featuring rhymes, songs and bounces to introduce babies to the wonders of language. No registration is needed.

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Polar Express

Who: Children ages 4-10
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: Friends Room

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Imaginations will power this ride to the North Pole where children will enjoy a reading of the classic holiday story, games and a cup of cocoa. Wear your warmest pajamas, and don’t forget your ticket! Each family must pick up “Train Tickets” in the Children’s Department beginning December 2. Due to the high demand, this program is available to Glastonbury residents only.

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Wee Rock!

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Friday, December 13, 2019
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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Holiday Story Break and

Together Time Tales

Who: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

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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. This particular gathering will feature winter and holiday stories. No registration is needed.

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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