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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Registered Programs

Frog Prince at Pond's EdgeSpring Storytime Registration

Symbol 1Children 15 months to 5 years of age

 

Storytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will run March 31 to May 16. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted March 12-18, and all forms are processed randomly on March 19.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning March 21 if space remains.

Please note: A birth certificate or other document with child's birth date is needed for first-time participants.

Programs are offered for these age groups:


Please register your child for the appropriate age program. Exceptions may be made in consultation with the Children's Librarian on March 20 if space remains.

 

Symbol 2Babies birth to 15 months of age

 

Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run March 31 to May 12 (no class on April 14). Registration is required.

  • Registration for Glastonbury residents begins March 17, in person or by phone.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning March 26.

Mother Goose (for babies birth to 15 months of age): Mondays at 11am


Registered Program Descriptions

For babies birth to 15 months

Mother Goose – Registration Required
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Parents will enjoy sharing familiar songs and learning new rhymes.

Mother Goose

   

For children ages 15-24 months

One is W-One-derful – Registration Required
This lapsit program introduces children and their parent or caregiver to books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs. Our goal is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to their children. Parents and caregivers participate in all activities. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please.

Toddler
   

For two-year-olds

Side-by-Side – Registration Required
This program is for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers, who are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes, and stories. This program allows a ½ hour of one-on-one sharing with the parent in a group setting. In order to make this a special experience for you and your child, no siblings please.

Mother and Child Reading
   

For three-year-olds

Smart Start Storytime I – Registration Required
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. At least one of the six early literacy skills (print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness) is included in each storytime. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult.

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For four- and five-year-olds

Smart Start Storytime II – Registration Required
In this 30- to 45-minute storytime, we introduce preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories in a group setting without a parent or caregiver present. These storytimes are designed to feature at least one of the six early literacy skills: print awareness, vocabulary, print motivation, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness.

Pre-Schooler Reading in Library


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