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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.

Upcoming Events

Musical Notes-copyright nmarques74/Fotolia.comThe Sound of Science

Caryn Lin-photo appears with permissionWho: Families with
children ages 5 & up
When: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 10:30am
Place: Friends Room

Caryn Lin presents "Bach 2 Rock: The Science of Sound" with her five-string electric violin. This multi-media presentation transforms sound as you journey from Bach to today's techno-wonders. Three-dimensional sound waves become visible, bringing music to life before your EYES and ears. No registration needed.

 

Firehouse Storytime

Firefighting Gear-copyright tatajantra/Fotolia.comWho: Children of all ages
When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 10am
Place: Fire Company #4

Enjoy stories and activities, then check out the trucks and learn about the firefighters' gear. Meet us at Fire Company #4 located at 1247 Manchester Road (corner of Hebron Avenue and Manchester Road). No registration needed.

 

Sparkys Puppets-Build a Better World-image appears with permissionSparky's Puppets

Who: Families with children of all ages
When: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 11am
Place: Friends Room

Enter the construction zone! Sparky’s Puppets will perform “Build A Better World,” featuring a new take on the classic tales: "The Three Little Pigs," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and "The Fisherman & His Wife." No registration needed.

 

Scoops of Ice CreamReading Celebration ~ Summer Finale

Who: Children’s Summer Reading Club participants
When: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 2:30-4pm
Place: Library's Front Lawn

Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends’ Room if it rains). Wear your T-shirt!

 

Mother and Child Reading Outdoors-copyright lanych/Fotolia.comChild with Umbrella-copyright BlueOrange Studio/Fotolia.comRain-or-Shine Storytime

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Thursdays, June 22-August 10, 2017
Time: 10:30-11am
Place: Children's Courtyard

A drop-in storytime will be held in the Children’s Department courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn’t. Bring a blanket to use outside. No registration needed.

 

 

Teddy Bear Reading-copyright Fotos 593/Fotolia.comBedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 2-6
When: Mondays through August 14, 2017
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on your PJs, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed.

 

Building Bricks-copyright Nenov Brothers/Fotolia.comBooks & Bricks

Who: Children entering grades 1-6
When: Tuesdays through August 15, 2017
Time: 10-11:15am
Place: Friends Room

Listen to a story and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Registration begins June 13 for residents; June 16 nonresidents.

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

 

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