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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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Passport and StampPassport to CT Libraries

The Welles-Turner Memorial Library is pleased to participate in the first Passport to CT Libraries program sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association. The program will run September 2-30, 2014 in conjunction with Library Card Sign Up month. Every library will offer a Passport to their patrons Hartford Mapthat each patron will take to any participating library to be stamped. At the end of the month, patrons will turn in their passports to any participating library to be entered in two drawings: Most Libraries Visited and one Random Drawing for all participants. The drawing will be for two adult prizes of $150.00 each and two children's (under 18) prizes of $100.00 each. Find us on Facebook under Passport to Connecticut Libraries! For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 860-652-7720.


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.


Library Notices

Effective Monday, July 14, 2014, the library discontinued sending Hold Pickup Notices via U.S. mail. Due to small volume, it is no longer cost effective. All notifications, except Bills, are being 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.

The 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.


Upcoming Events

Book SaleFriends of the Welles-Turner Library's Fall Book Sale

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Library's front lawn (lower level of TD Bank parking deck if it rains)

Thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, books on CD will be available for purchase at affordable prices. Unless otherwise marked, hard covers are $1.00 and paperbacks are $.50. For more information, call 860-652-7728 or visit www.friendswtmlib.org.


English Countryside ChurchFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 2pm
Place: Friends Room

An extraordinary story about Philomena Lee’s (Judi Dench) search for the child she was compelled to give up for adoption fifty years earlier. This film was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2014. Rated: PG-13; 98 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.


Woman Learning iPadiPad Users Group

Who: Adults and teens
When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time: 3-4pm
Place: Friends Room

The iPad Users Group will focus on how to download eBooks from the Library's various services: Freading, OneClickdigital and OverDrive. Please bring your iPad, library card and iTunes password, as well as your Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) login and password if you have an account. For those who do not have an ADE account and are feeling brave, please download this free software by clicking here. For further information and to register, please call the Reference Department, 860-652-7720.


For more events, see the CALENDAR.


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