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.

Upcoming Events

Together Time Tales LogoTogether Time Tales

Who: Families with children age 6 & under
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Children's Story Room

Enjoy a family-oriented, drop-in storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program is offered the third Saturday of each month through May 2017. No registration required ~ drop in!

 

Tinkerlab Light BulbTinkerlab

Who: Children and their adults
When: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Place: Children's Story Room

A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. These are drop-in programs ~ no registration is needed.

 

Children Reading-copyrighted image/Fotolia.comBook Bunch

Who: Children ages 3-5
When: Mondays from March 20 through May 1, 2017
Time: 1:30-2:15pm
Place: Children's Story Room

This 30-minute drop-in program is offered for children ages 3-5 who are not able to attend the registered session in the morning. Children will enjoy stories, rhymes, flannel board activities and songs that develop pre-reading skills. Children should be comfortable attending without an adult. No registration required.

 

Girl with Teddy BearBedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesdays from March 22 through May 3, 2017
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration needed. Themes:

  • April 26 ~ Hoppy Frogs
  • May 3 ~ Buggy for Bugs

 

Nutmeg Book Award LogoNutmeg Night

Who: Children in grades 3-6
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Place: Friends Room

The Nutmeg Children's Book Award Nominees for 2018 are no longer top secret! Find out about the new books on the list, test your knowledge of the titles on the 2017 list, and enjoy some pizza with your friends. Registration begins April 20.

 

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

Who: Children in grades 1-6
When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 2:30-3:45pm
Place: Friends Room

Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins May 10 for residents; May 19 for nonresidents.

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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