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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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Tinkerlab

Who: Families with children ages birth to 5
When: Friday, November 15, 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.

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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!

Note the earlier time of 6pm for this program.

 

Together Time Tales

Who: Familes with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019
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.

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Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 5 & under
When: Monday, November 25, 2019
Time: 10-10:45am
Place: Children's Story Room

This Thanksgiving-themed storytime will be a feast of stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft. This is a drop-in program; no registration is needed.

Turkey Decoration

 

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Ride the Holiday Trolley to the Library!

Who: Families
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: Winter Craft from 12noon-4pm & Holiday Storytime at 2pm
Place: Children's Department

Celebrate the season aboard the free Holiday Trolley with a visit to the library! Children can make a winter craft in the Children’s Department from 12noon-4pm, and families can enjoy a special Holiday Storytime at 2pm. The Holiday Trolley runs from 12noon-6pm to the shops, small businesses, cafes and restaurants that make up Glastonbury’s unique and vibrant town center. The nearest Holiday Trolley stop will be Stop #1, Station 35 at Giovanni's Pizzeria on Hebron Avenue. The Glastonbury Town Center Initiative encourages you to “Shop local, eat local, go local!”

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Jingle Babies

Who: Babies birth-15 months with a parent or caregiver
When: Monday, December 2 and 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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Holiday Story Breaks

Who: Children ages 2-5, 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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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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For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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