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Space Place Partnership

Watertown Library is pleased to announce it's community partnership with NASA's Space Place.

Over 350 museums, planetariums and libraries participate in NASA's Space Place community partner program. Watertown Library patrons can visit monthly displays in the library to keep abreast of NASA's exploration efforts along with a bi-monthly newsletter created exclusively for Community Partners.


Visit the Book Nook - the library book store

The BOOK NOOK sells a wide assortment of HARDCOVERS and PAPERBACKS, both fiction and non-fiction, all BELOW RETAIL PRICES!

Run and organized by the FRIENDS of the WLA - proceeds benefit the Watertown Library Association.

Don't miss Hardcover Sale Days! The entire months of April, August and December!

What's New @ The Library

Watertown Library Association FY 2019 Budget Presentation

The attached link is a copy of the Watertown Library Association FY 2019 Budget Presentation.

It was presented February 20, 2018 to the Watertown Town Council Finance Subcommittee.

Woodward Atrium Expansion Project

Introducing the Woodward Atrium Expansion Project at the Watertown Library. This new expansion will enhance our facade, enlarge our interior space and revitalize the building.

    The Woodward Atrium Expansion Project will feature:
  • An expansive Multi-Purpose Community Room
  • Two Public Meeting Rooms
  • Additional Handicapped Parking
  • A more accessible and comfortable home for our popular Book Nook

The last time the Watertown Library Association took on an expansion project at the Watertown Library was in 1976 and resulted in the Children's and mezzanine areas.

Donations may be made by check or electronically. Watertown Library Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

    To make a donation to the Woodward Atrium expansion project by check:

  • Checks should be made payable to the Watertown Library Association
  • Checks may be mailed or dropped off at the Watertown Library, 470 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795-2613 (map)

    To make a donation to the Woodward Atrium expansion project online:

    Please Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate electronically.

For more information on this project contact the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360.

Story Time @ the Oakville Branch

Ms. Debbie is hosting Story Time at Oakville Branch Library (map)
Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am, March 7, 2018 through April 11, 2018
for children ages 3, 4 and 5.

Children must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver.

All storytimes are free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Oakville Branch Library at (860) 945-5368.

13th Annual Poetry Contest

The 13th Annual Poetry Contest at the Watertown Library (map) kicks off on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00am and runs through Thursday, March 29, 2018 till 8:00pm.

This year's theme celebrates "Kindness and Friendship"

All students in grades 3-8 can create poems about kindness, being kind, acts of kindness, and friendship.

Forms are available at the Watertown Library, the Oakville Branch Library, and through the schools.

Winners will be announced in early April and a reception will be held at the Oakville Branch Library on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 6:00pm.

For more information contact the library at 860-945-5360.

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 20, 2017: Michael Dibbin, Back To Bologna*
  • October 18, 2017: Marcia Muller, Wolf In The Shadows*
  • November 15, 2017: Amanda Cross, Death In A Tenured Position*
  • December 20, 2017: Nicolas Freeling, A Dwarf Kingdom*
  • January 24, 2018: Georges Simenon, any Maigret novel AND Maigret's Memoirs
  • February 21, 2018: Tana French, Faithful Place
  • March 21, 2018: Anne Perry, A Sudden, Fearful Death
  • April 18, 2018: Charles Cumming, A Foreign Country
  • May 16, 2018: Ed McBain, The Frumious Bandersnatch
  • June 20, 2018: Alan Bradley, The Sweetness At The Botton Of The Pie

*copies available


FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2017 - 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 5, 2017: George Orwell, 1984
  • October 3, 2017: Elizabeth Fernea, Guests of the Sheik*
  • November 7, 2017: Chitra Divakaruni, Mistress of Spices*
  • December 5, 2017: Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries*
  • January 9, 2018: Patience Bloom, Romance Is My Day Job
  • February 6, 2018: Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine*
  • March 6, 2018: David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars*
  • April 3, 2018: Diana Vreeland, Luncheon of the Boating Party(*)
  • May 1, 2018: George Orwell, Downand Out in Paris and London*
  • June 5, 2018: Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

*copies available  /  (*)some copies available

Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome @ The Library

The Watertown Library is pleased to announce an ongoing program that is free and open to the public.

  • Learn how to access and use ICONN - Connecticut's Research Engine
  • Meet our team of professional librarians and get connected!

Information Sessions will be held every Friday between 1pm & 3pm at the main library.

If you know you want to attend:
please call the library at: 860-945-5360 or send an EMAIL to: reference@watertownlibrary.org

Federal & State Tax Information

If you are looking for federal and/or state tax forms and publications at the libary:

If you need online tax information, publications, and/or forms:

Get In Touch

Watertown Library Association
470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
VOICE: 860 945-5360
EMAIL: WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org

Oakville Branch Library
55 Davis Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Voice: (860) 945-5368
EMAIL: OakBr@watertownlibrary.org

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