Location & Contact
2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
(Closed Sun, mid-May – Labor Day)
Children's Book Week
In May, an entire week is set aside to celebrate children's books, their authors and illustrators.
We all have fond memories of a favorite book from our childhood. Oftentimes, it is not a book that would be considered a classic or even quality literature. The children's librarians are frequently approached with "I remember this book I loved as a kid ...," followed by a description of the storyline or illustrations, or just the color of the cover. Thus begins the search to find that special book, still remembered many years later. Celebrate National Children's Book Week, May 13-19, by sharing your childhood favorite with your children or grandchildren. Ask them about their favorites too.
If you are looking for some great books to share, check out the finalists for the 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards online at www.bookweekonline.com/voting. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to vote for their favorite book, as well as the author and illustrator of the year. Teens may also vote for the Teen Choice Book Award here. Voting continues through May 9.
Visit the library to find some old and new favorites. There are thousands to choose from!
Children's Summer Reading Club
This year's Summer Reading Club for children in preschool through grade six will begin on June 24 and run through August 15. The children’s librarians will visit Glastonbury elementary schools and distribute information about the club during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of June. Once the schedule of school visits is finalized, you will find it posted here.
Details about the various programs will be available online the beginning of
June. Information about the Baby Summer Club for little ones, 18 months and
younger, will also be available.
Spring Book Sale
Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library
Who: All ages
When: Saturday, May 18
Place: Library Front Lawn
The Friends' Spring Book Sale will take place on the front lawn of the library. Should it rain, the sale will be in the lower parking deck of TD Bank, next door to the library. The Friends are accepting donations in good condition of books, CDs and DVDs. The deadline for donations is Thursday, May 9. For more information, contact Lillian Levin at 860-652-7728.
For more events, see the CALENDAR.