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Library staff will not be working in the building on July 3 in observance of independence Day.
Library staff assistance and Lucy-to-Go curbside service will not be available on this day.

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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 emailHOURS ARE:  Monday - Thursday- 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. &  Friday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone numbers: General 860-665-8700  Children: 860-665-8720  Administration: 860-665-8730

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  1. labyrinth brewing newsflash

    Virtual Made in CT- Labyrinth Brewing Company- Monday, July 13 at 6:30 pm

    Join us for a live virtual Made in Connecticut program with Adam Delaura, co-owner of Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester, CT who will talk about his craft brewery and the business of beer making. Registration is required. Read on...
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    Check out the newest stuff at the library- Sign up for Wowbrary

    Sign up for Wowbrary and a receive weekly email and RSS feed and be the first to know the newest materials at the library. Read on...
  3. page turners newsflash

    Page Turners Adventure Series for Kids begins June 29

    Kids join the library for this NINE week virtual program series that will run from June 29- August 28. Each week will feature a different theme and each day will bring a new adventure! Read on...
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    Virtual Cookbook Club for Kids - Video links available June 24

    Mrs. Mendelsohn has created a video cooking demo that you can do at home. Learn how to make overnight oats! Enjoy! Read on...
  5. summer reading programs newsflash

    Register Today for Summer Reading

    Summer Reading has begun. Register online today for one of the three summer reading programs for kids, teens or adults. Read on...