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2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033





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Wed 12pm-9pm
Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm
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Adult Summer Reading Program 2014 ~ June 18 to August 14

LiTeRaRy ElEmEnTs

Books Flying in Library StacksThis year's WTML Summer Reading Program is now in full swing! For adults 18 and over, the theme is LiTeRaRy ElEmEnTs. Since response to last year's Evanced online recording system was so positive, we are using it again this year. Evanced will be accessible via our website from any computer beginning June 18 so, if you're reading on vacation or anywhere, you and your family can record your finished books immediately. Children, teens and adults will have their own logins and requirements.


To register for LiTeRaRy ElEmEnTs, click here.


If you are new to our Adult Summer Reading Program, or if you need a reminder, the rules are very simple:

• Read 4 books between June 18 and August 14.
• Record the titles online, and receive a free T-shirt.

You have the option of rating the books you've read and adding reviews (which will be moderated). Also, you may add ISBN's (International Standard Book Numbers) so that you will be able to see covers of the books you have read. You can choose to make your reviews public so that all participants can share reviews of books read and suggestions of books to read.

For more details about the adult summer reading program, please see a Reference Librarian, or call Reference at 860-652-7720.

Thank you to the Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library for generously funding the prizes for all of the library's summer reading programs.


New Library Catalog

We've migrated to a new ILS! ILS stands for Integrated Library System, the computer system that lets us check library materials in and out, access information from the public catalog and place holds. On June 2, Welles-Turner Memorial Library and 29 other members of the Library Connection consortium migrated to Innovative Interface's Sierra Services platform. Sierra is the staff program, while Encore provides the online public access catalog.

Library Computer with BooksEncore offers a Google-like searching experience, social features like tagging, and the integration of eBooks and magazine articles in the search results. Another feature that our patrons will like is the ability to create a list to keep track of what they have read or viewed.

A migration of this magnitude will come with some glitches that will need to be resolved. Please be patient as we work through these glitches. We are confident that the benefits of this new system will far outweigh any short-term inconveniences.

Again, thank you in advance for your patience and, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Bailey, Library Director, by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.


Woman at Library ComputerLibrary Catalog Training

Learn how to use ENCORE, the library’s new online card catalog. We will show you how to:

  • search for materials
  • refine your searches
  • access your account from home
  • place holds

Choose either Thursday, July 17 at 11am or Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm. Call Reference at 860-652-7720 to reserve your space.


Library Notices

Effective Monday, July 14, 2014, the library will discontinue sending Hold Pickup Notices via U.S. mail. Due to small volume, it is no longer cost effective. All notifications, except Bills, will be sent via email. To sign up for @ Sign in Envelopeemail delivery, log into your library account online, and click on Edit account. There will be a pop-up box for you to type your email address.

Some of the advantages of receiving your notices by email include: prompt notification when items are ready to be picked up and Almost Due notices that are emailed two days prior to the item’s due date. For those who do not have access to a computer at home, please stop by the Reference Desk, and our reference staff will be glad to help you set up an email account on one of the library’s public computers.

WTML Library Book BagThe Welles-Turner Memorial Library does not sell or share its email list. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Library Director Barbara Bailey by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov. Thank you for understanding.


Library Book Bags

Want to tote around your library books in style? The newly designed Welles-Turner Library book bags are here. They’re lightweight, colorful and large enough to hold a lot of books, DVDs, etc. The design is simple and serves as a reminder of how to access the library via the Internet. A bargain at only $1.00 each! Show your support for the library, and buy a book bag or two. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for subsidizing the cost of the bags.


Upcoming Events

Line DancingLearn to Line Dance

Who: Adults
When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: Friends Room

Plan to join us for a fun evening of Line Dancing on Tuesday, July 22 beginning at 7pm. Even if you have two left feet, Sharyn Farrell of DanceaLife Productions will be here to teach us a few of the more popular dances. Bring your friends and your sense of humor and adventure. This program is open to the public and is free.


VW BusFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, August 1, 2014
Time: 2pm
Place: Friends Room

SunflowerThe Hoovers, an endearingly dysfunctional family, pile into a VW van for a weekend trek to LA in order to get daughter, Olive, into the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette star as the parents. Alan Arkin plays the grandfather who is all too willing to give uproarious, inappropriate advice to other family members. Rated: R; 101 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.


For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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