Location & Contact

Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





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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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

Preschool Art Show

Who: All ages
When: March 2018
Time: Anytime during regular library hours
Place: Children's Department

The Children's Department will be a bright spot during this long winter as host to the 30th Annual Preschool Art Show. The teachers at the Glastonbury preschools and day care centers select from the many creative artworks by their students to fill the walls throughout the month of March.

Young children learn from the process of doing art. They develop self-confidence and learn to make decisions when they decide how they want to finish their work. Fine motor skills are developed when they scribble, smear, push, pound and squeeze art materials - paint, brushes, different kinds of paper, crayons, glue, markers, clay, scissors, fabrics, finger paint and more. Children also learn important concepts such as the alphabet, shapes, colors, textures, sizes and numbers. Some art work features the seasons; others are based on a story the children have read together. Come visit the "mini-museum" of amazing art!

Spring Storytime Registration

Symbol 1Children 15 months to 5 years of age

Storytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will run from March 26-May 11. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted March 7-13. All forms are processed randomly on March 14.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning March 16 if space remains.
Symbol 2Babies birth to 15 months of age


Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run March 26-May 7. Registration is required.

  • Registration for Glastonbury residents begins March 12, in person or by phone.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning March 21.

For complete spring storytime registration information, click here.

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Who: Children and their adults
When: Fridays, January 19 through March 23, 2018
Time: 10:30am-12noon
Place: Children's Story Room

Friday mornings in the Children’s Department are set aside as a time for toddlers and preschoolers to explore literacy, art, science and math with their caregivers. Stations are set up for little ones to learn at their own pace as they play. Adults must stay and participate with their children. This is a drop-in program ~ no registration is needed.

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Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: March 17, 2018
Time: 10-10:30am
Place: Children's Story Room

Everyone is invited to put down the technology and fully participate in this family-oriented storytime that is fun for young and old. A simple craft will follow each themed storytime. Together Time Tales is offered the third Saturday of the month through May 2018. No registration is needed.

Books & Bricks

Who: Children in grades 1-6
When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 9:30-10:45am
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 March 29 for residents; April 10 for nonresidents, online or in the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

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Bedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Tuesdays from March 27-May 8, 2018
Time: 6:30-7pm
Place: Children's Story Room

Join Miss Meg for cozy stories, rhymes and songs in the early evening. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. No registration is needed. Themes: • March 27 ~ Bunnies • April 3 ~ Rain • April 17 ~ Butterflies • April 24 ~ Wind • May 1 ~ Ducks • May 8 ~ Flowers and Gardens.



For all library events, see the CALENDAR.



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