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Although public libraries are permitted to open as of June 17, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, along with most other local libraries, cannot yet safely welcome library users back in person, therefore the library building remains closed to the public. The decision to open will be based on evaluation by our local health district, and Town administration, the physical characteristics of our building and our own staffing levels, as well as state-level plans for returning to normal. We appreciate your patience as we work toward this goal and hope that in the meantime you are able to enjoy our collections and available services listed below.
Library hours to assist patrons by phone and email
HOURS ARE:  Monday - Thursday- 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m., 
Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
Phone numbers: General 860-665-8700  Children: 860-665-8720  Administration: 860-665-8730

Library Address:
100 Garfield Street*
Newington, CT 06111
​address change effective September 1. Same location new address.

Available Services


  1. virtual magic workshop newsflash

    Magic Workshop for Kids & Teens (Virtual) - September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

    For grades 5 and up- Join Matt the Balloon Man for this virtual program via Zoom for a hands-on magic learning experience, leaving everyone some skills using ordinary household objects. Please call 860-665-8700 to register. Read on...
  2. grab bag book sale

    Children's Grab & Go Booksale - Saturday, October 3 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    The Friends of the Library will be holding a DRIVE-THRU Children's Books Grab & Go Booksale on October 3, 2020 in the library's parking lot. Buy a bag of books for $5. Books are packaged by by age level. Read on...
  3. Ready Set Go newsflash

    Enter the Ready, Set GO Giveaway - Drawings held on Monday, October 5

    Enter the Library Board of Trustees Ready, Set GO Giveaway for a chance to win one of many gift cards that were originally intended as door prizes for the Newington Library 5K Challenge road race. Read on...