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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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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

"Frozen Fish Tales"

Winter Reading Games

Who: Children
When: Starting Friday, February 2, 2018

"Frozen Fish Tales" is a family reading challenge created by the Welles-Turner Library Children's Department to encourage families to read aloud together and be creative throughout the freezing month of February. Beginning on Friday, February 2, children may go ice fishing to catch their first challenge. (Fishing takes place in the Children's Department; not on the Connecticut River!) Once a completed challenge is returned to the library, children may fish for another one. For each challenge, children will earn a chance to win a frozen treat for the whole family. All challenges must be returned to the library by Sunday, March 4. For more information, please call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

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Who: Children and their adults
When: Fridays, January 19 through March 23, 2018
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Place: Children's Story Room

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. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: February 17, 2018
Time: 10-10:30am
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 2018. No registration is needed.

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Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Tuesdays from January 30-March 6, 2018
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed.

 

Girl and Books Flying-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comKids' Book Sale - Friends of the Library

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library will have more than fifty boxes of books, DVDs, puzzles and games at their popular Kids' Book Sale. Hardcover books are one dollar; paperbacks fifty cents; and DVDs three dollars unless marked otherwise. Please bring your own bags. The Friends welcome your donations. For more information, contact the Friends of the Library by phone at 860-652-7728 or by email at booksale@friendswtmlib.org.

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

 

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