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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

Henry the Hedgehog

Who: Suggested for families with children ages 3-7, but all are welcome
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

Join Glastonbury author Karen Tauber-Vigeant, who will read her picture book, Henry the Hedgehog Who Lived on Hebron Avenue. Henry lives in a barn next to an elementary school where he watches the children on the playground while wishing he could join them. Follow Henry’s adventures as he finds a way to explore the school and discover the wonders inside. The author will sign books available to purchase at the program for $15 cash or check. No registration is needed.

"Henry the Hedgehog Who Lived on Hebron Avenue" Book and Hedgehog

Fall Storytime Registration

Web Symbol-BlueChildren 15 months to 5 years of age

Storytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will run from September 30-November 8. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted September 11-17. All forms are processed randomly on September 18.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning September 20 if space remains.
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Web Symbol-GoldBabies birth to 15 months of age

 

Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run September 30-November 4. Registration is required for the five-week session.

  • Registration for Glastonbury residents begins September 11, online, in person or by phone.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning September 20.

For complete FALL STORYTIME INFORMATION, click here.

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Wee Rock!

Who: For families with children ages birth to 5
When: Friday, September 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.

Due to renovations scheduled for the Friends Room, please check this listing the day before to be sure "Wee Rock" will be held.

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Together Time Tales

Who: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, September 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. No registration is needed.

 

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Bedtime Stories

Who: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesdays, October 2-November 6
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!

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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