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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.

Picture Book Month LogoRead, share, celebrate! November is Picture Book Month. As the autumn winds blow in, settle into a comfy chair with a child or two, and enjoy a print picture book. So much is gained by turning the pages, listening to the sounds of the words and exploring the illustrations without the bells and whistles of an electronic book. Take time to walk slowly through the story, talk about what happened and guess what you will find when you turn the page. Literacy and listening skills improve, as children of all ages benefit from reading a book with a favorite adult.

The Welles-Turner Library has a large and varied collection of picture books just waiting to go home with a child. Ask a librarian for suggestions, or visit the Picture Book Month web site, where you will find lists of authors and illustrators, kidlit bloggers, resources and daily posts by picture book champions telling why they think picture books are important.

Upcoming Events

Teddy Bear with GarlandHoliday Story Breaks

Who: Children' ages 2-5 and their families
When: See schedule, below
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Children's Story Room

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations with seasonal stories for the whole family. Stories are selected to appeal to children ages 2-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration needed.

Story break schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 2, 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 3, 6:30pm
  • Friday, December 5, 10:00am
  • Monday, December 8, 6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 11, 10:00am
  • Saturday, December 13, 10:00am
  • Monday, December 15, 10:00am
  • Wednesday, December 17, 6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 18, 10:00am
  • Monday, December 22, 10:00am

 

For more events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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