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.

SnowflakeSnowy day storytimes

If the weather is questionable on storytime days, please refer to the Glastonbury Public School schedule:

  • If schools are closed, library storytimes will not be held.
  • If classes are dismissed early, 1:30 storytimes will not meet.
  • In the case of delayed opening, storytimes will be held, so join us if it safe to do so.

Decisions regarding programs that begin after 2pm will be made 2 hours before storytime start time.

Upcoming Events

Young ArtistsPreschool Art Show

Who: Children and adults of all ages
When: March 1-31, 2015
Time: During regular library hours
Place: Children's Department

The Children’s Department will be bright spot during this long winter as host to the 27th 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! Here is a preview of what you will see ...

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Art Show 2 Art Show 3 Art Show 4 Art Show 5

Scissors and paperKids' Craft: Sun Catchers

Who: All ages
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: 2:30-4:30pm ~ drop in
Place: Library's Friends Room

Use brightly colored tissue paper to make a sun catcher for your window. No registration.

 

 

Film ReelKids' Afternoon at the Movies

Who: All ages
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Place: Library's Friends Room

The Muppets' world tour of Europe comes to a halt when a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his sidekick plot to steal the Crown Jewels and frame the Muppets. Will the Muppets be able to clear their names and save their show? Rated PG; 107 minutes. No registration required. For movie title and more information, call the Children's Department at 860-652-7718.

 

Teddy Bear ReadingBedtime Stories

Who: Families with children ages 6 & under
When: Tuesdays, March 24-May 5, 2015
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 required.

 

 

For more library events, see the CALENDAR.

 

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