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The Watertown Library Association is a nonprofit organization which has served the reading and research needs of its community since 1865. Learn More...

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The Space Place

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.

the BOOK NOOK

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

Please Note

The BOOK NOOK is now closed for the duration of the construction on the Woodward Atrium Project.

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



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.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 18, 2019: Linda Fairstein, Terminal City
  • October 23, 2019: Peter Robinson, In A Dry Season
  • November 20, 2019: Nevada Barr, Track Of The Cat
  • December 18, 2019: John Mortimer, Rumpole And The Penge Bungalow Murders
  • January 22, 2020: John Grisham, The Firm
  • February 19, 2020: Shamini Flint, Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
  • March 18, 2020: Malcolm Mackay, The Necessary Death Of Louis Winter
  • April 22, 2020: Lynne Truss, A Shot In The Dark
  • May 20, 2020: Robert Crais, The Watchman
  • June 17, 2020: Ruth Ware, The Death Of Mrs, Westaway


FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2019 - 2020 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 10, 2019: Helen Simonson, The Summer Before The War
  • October 1, 2019: Fiona Davis, The Masterpiece
  • November 5, 2019: Christina Baker Kline, A Piece Of The World
  • December 3, 2019: Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
  • January 7, 2020: Edwidge Danticat, The Dew Breaker
  • February 4, 2020: Tara Westover, Educated
  • March 3, 2020: Elizabeth Letts, Finding Dorothy
  • April 7, 2020: Charles Belfoure, The Paris Architect
  • May 5, 2020: Susan Orlean, The Library Book
  • June 2, 2020: Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing


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



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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Site Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2019