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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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860-652-7719
860-652-7719
860-652-7720
860-652-7718


Hours

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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What's Happening


Upcoming Events

Since the library is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), adult programs that had been scheduled for the near future are either cancelled or postponed.

For the most up-to-date status of upcoming events, see the CALENDAR.

 

The Latest

Library Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Welles-Turner Memorial Library is closed until further notice.

Due dates for WTML checkouts are extended until May 1 to prevent overdue fees from incurring while we are closed. We encourage you to hold on to your checkouts until then rather than using the bookdrop.

Staff members are working remotely, checking voice and email regularly. If you have a reference question, please call 860-652-7720 and leave a message. Or email wtmlreference@gmail.com. A librarian will get back to you.

Updates will be posted online. This would be a good time to sign up for Town of Glastonbury eNotifications for the most current information. Click here to enroll.

Click here for information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the State of Connecticut.

 

Temporary Library Card

Glastonbury residents who do not have a valid library card can request a temporary card. This account gives you access to online resources and will be deleted after 30 days. To sign up, please click here.

Note: Recently expired WTML cards have been extended through June 30, 2020.

If you reside in a CT town other than Glastonbury, please contact your hometown public library for assistance

 

"Read From Home: A Spring Reading Challenge" for Adults and Teens

Hey Glastonbury, let's do something together while we're staying apart!

"Read From Home: A Spring Reading Challenge"

How many books can we read as a town in the next few weeks? Introducing "Read From Home: A Spring Reading Challenge." Each person that logs at least one book between now and May 1 is eligible to collect a free WTML pen (while supplies last) after we open to the public again. We'd love to see what books you're reading and what you thought of them. Please write reviews so we can share them with the rest of the town! Click here to register and get started.

 

Temporary Online Access to BookPage

Because the publisher has paused shipment of their upcoming April printed issues, they are offering patrons free access to the online edition for the time being:

 

WTML Building Project Update

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February 2020: The library renovation/expansion project includes a two-story addition to the southwest side of the current building, as well as reconfiguration of existing space to provide:

  • More space for children's activities
  • Expanded teen area
  • Dedicated maker space
  • Space for focused and collaborative work for all ages
  • Comfortable furniture
  • Space to house current collection with room for growth

Construction is likely to start in the summer. Stay tuned for more information as plans progress.

January 2020: The building project is in final design. The plans are under review by the required town commissions, culminating with a final review by the Town Planning and Zoning Commission.

We expect to bid the project this spring, with construction to start this summer. It will be a phased construction to allow the library to remain open for the duration.

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We will post information as it becomes available in library newsletter, on the library website at www.wtmlib.info and on the library Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Welles-Turner-Memorial-Library. Or, sign up for automatic eNotification at www.glastonbury-ct.gov/enotify and choose "Library Renovation" category under the "News" heading.

Click here for complete library renovation/expansion news, located on the Town of Glastonbury's website.

 

Text Notification of Available Holds

Would you like to receive an immediate text when your hold has arrived @ the library?
Here’s how to sign up:

  • Log into your library account from the online catalog. If you haven't already established a PIN, you will need to create one.
  • Click on Edit Account, just below your name.
  • When the “Modify Patron Information” popup window opens, enter your cell number in the “Mobile Phone No.” field, click on the “Opt In” check box and click on Submit at the bottom of the page.
  • You will receive a text within a few minutes to confirm your signup; text back “YES.”
  • You will receive a message within a few minutes to confirm your signup.

Please note:

  • One library account per cell number.
  • You will continue to receive email notices.
  • The service is free; message and data rates may apply.

 

Book Stack-Fanned-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comA Word About Holds for Local Book Clubs

Due to Connecticut State Library delivery limitations, the library must suspend local book club support until further notice. In the meantime, the Reference Department is available to assist members of community book clubs in locating available copies of items to be picked up at the owning libraries. We regret this inconvenience and will let you know as soon as we have more information.

 

Burbio

Burbio.com is a free community-building service that streams all library, school and non-profit events together in one place through a web site, iOS app and Amazon Alexa. Currently, the Welles-Turner Memorial Library calendar, as well as those from the local schools, are available. Expect other non-profits to be added in the school year.

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If you are a member of a non-profit organization and would like your group's events added, please contact Library Director, Barbara Bailey at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.

 

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