Children

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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 Sitting on BooksBedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesdays, October 1 to November 5, 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and head to the library! No registration required.


Together Time Tales LogoTogether Time Tales

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10am
Place: Children's Story Room

Enjoy a low-tech, high-participation storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program will be offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2015. No registration required.

 

For more events, see the CALENDAR.