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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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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

3D PrinterIntroducing the Library's New 3D Printer

Who: All ages
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10am-12noon
Place: Friends Room

The library's new 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator Fifth Generation, will debut on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10am to 12noon in the Friends Room. The printer can connect with a computer to print a selected design. It also accepts a USB drive and prints the design saved to the drive. It can print any item up to 10"x8"x6". Everyone is welcome to stop by, see it in use and ask questions. For further information, please contact Library Director Barbara Bailey by phone at 860-652-7717 or by email at barbara.bailey@glastonbury-ct.gov.


Film ReelFriday Afternoon Films at the Library

Who: Adults
When: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 2pm
Place: Friends Room

This film is a wonderful romantic fantasy about a young widow, Lucy (Gene Tierney), who moves into the seaside house of the late Captain Gregg (Rex Harrison). The captain tries to scare the widow away, but they end up falling in love. When another man woos Lucy, both must face that her future lies with the living and not in the spiritual world. Not Rated; 104 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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