At Home Services

While you’re at home, please enjoy these exclusive services
from Lucy Robbins Welles Library.

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Temporary Library Cards - Temp cards are available to Newington residents who do not currently have a library card while the library building is closed. This card will allow you to access some digital content like Overdrive and Hoopla. Click here for further information.

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Digital Storytime - Come join your favorite librarians for stories and songs! New videos posted weekly!


TumbleBooks - An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. There are many great titles in English as well as Spanish, French, Chinese, and other World Languages. Note: Tumblebooks has made their collections free to access. Access will be until August 31, 2020. 
Tumblebooks K-6 
Username: tumble735
Password: books

TumbleMath K-6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

TeenBooks 7-12
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

AudioBookCloud All Ages
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6


Supplemental Learning Sidekicks - Click here for an extensive list of at home activities.

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Hoopla Bonus Borrows - Additional free borrows for Newington card holders without counting toward your monthly borrows. 

ResearchIT CT

researchIT CT One Search: Search all articles, newspapers, audio books and digital collections in iCONN. A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with the Department of Higher Education. Authorized and funded by the Connecticut State Legislature. For patrons who do not have a Newington Library card please use the following links by category to access these researchIT One Search databases: 

researchIT CT OneSearch for Public Libraries 

researchIT CT OneSearch for Elementary Schools

researchIT CT OneSearch for Middle Schools