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Welles-Turner
Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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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.

 

On Your Mark, Get Set ... Read Poster-Image is copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.Congratulations on a Summer of

Gold Medal Reading!

The Summer Reading Club ended on August 13. Children who earned a T-shirt may still pick one up in the Children’s Department through September 1.

Elementary school students will be able to log in again beginning August 19 to continue adding the titles of books they have read for the remainder of the summer. You will also be able to print the list of books you read this summer.

Summer is not over…Keep on reading!

Poster image is copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.


Upcoming Events

Fall Storytime Registration

Symbol 1Children 15 months to 5 years of age

 

Mice Reading-copyright sarah5/Fotolia.comStorytimes for children ages 15 months to 5 years will runfrom September 26 to November 4. Registration is required for the six-week session.

  • Registration forms for Glastonbury residents will be accepted September 8 to September 13. All forms are processed randomly on September 14.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning September 16 if space remains.

 

Symbol 2Babies birth to 15 months of age

 

Storytimes for babies ages birth to 15 months will run September 27 to November 1. Registration is required.

  • Registration for Glastonbury residents begins September 13, in person or by phone.
  • Nonresidents may register beginning September 22.

 

For complete fall storytime registration information, click here.

 

 

Dog with Sunglasses-copyright julien tromeur/Fotolia.comNational Dog Day at Welles-Turner Library

Who: All ages
When: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 10:30am-4:30pm (storytime @ 10:30am)
Place: Library's Children's Department

In honor of National Dog Day, the Children’s Department at the Welles-Turner Library will hold a special storytime featuring kids' best friends. This day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. It reminds us of dogs that wait for adoption, and those that bring joy to a family or work each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. A craft table will be set out after storytime with a simple craft for little ones. Older children may make a dog tug-toy for their own pet or to donate to an animal shelter. The craft table will be open until 4:30pm. While visiting, enjoy a great dog story or read more about your favorite breed. No registration is needed. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 860-652-7718.

 

 

Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat-program permission

Curiosity Days ~ Family Programs

When: Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, 2016

Celebrate 75 years of curiosity with Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat. Enjoy Curious George stories and stations to explore science, math, literature and more throughout the two days.

 

Curious George artwork used with program-specific permission.

 

 

Together Time Tales Logo-copyrighted imageTogether Time Tales

Who: Families with children age 6 & under
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 10am
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.

 

 

Aaargh! Talk Like a Pirate

Pirate Boy-copyright Vinicius Tupinamba/Fotolia.comWho: Children in grades K-2
When: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

Ahoy matey! Celebrate "Talk Like a Pirate Day" with pirate stories and other rough, tough stuff. Wear your seafaring best, and prepare to walk the plank. Registration begins September 6 for residents; September 14 for nonresidents.

 

 

Girl and Boy Reading at BedtimeBedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 10am
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.

 

 

For all library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

Girl Reading at Bedtime

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