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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

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  1. labyrinth brewing

    Virtual Made in CT- Labyrinth Brewing Company- Monday, August 10

    Like beer and want to know more about the business of owning a brewery, join us for a virtual Made in Connecticut program with Adam Delaura, co-owner of Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester, CT. Access the web link for viewing beginning August 10. Read on...
  2. wowbrary newsflash

    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. home quick fixes newsflash

    Home Quick Fixes - Thursday, August 6

    Home inspector Louis Nero will show you some quick easy upkeep that can be done to keep your home in good working order. This virtual program will be a web link available on the day of the program. Read on...
  4. Online programs staff

    Check out our August online kids sewing, cooking science programs!

    Check out our August online kids sewing, cooking science programs that will be available from the kids event page from the library website. Read on...
  5. line dancing demo newsflash

    Line Dancing Demo with Wendy Nielson -Wednesday, August 5

    Line dancing isn't just country/western anymore! Join Wendy Nielson and learn 3 popular dances. The web link will be available on the day of the program. Read on...
  6. Connecticut womens hall of fame newsflash

    CT Women's Hall of Fame- Votes for Women- Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.

    This is the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement. Join us for a virtual program via Zoom that highlights the Connecticut women who fought for the women's right to vote. Call to register. A link will be sent prior to the program. Read on...