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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...

Curbside Service

No Contact Curbside Service is available at the Watertown Library for our patrons with a valid Watertown Library Card.

For more information about this service please contact the Watertown Library Association at (860) 945-5360.

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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

Truffle Making Demonstration

Join us on Tuesday January 31, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Watertown Library when we welcome Chocolate Maker Maria Brandriff who will be giving a demonstration on truffle making..

Maria's presentation includes a discussion of the varieties of chocolate available, how to work with chocolate, and explaining the basics of chocolate truffle making.

Samples will be available to taste and to take home.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Please register by calling the library at 860-945-5360 or email us at Reference@watertownlibrary.org.



Take Your Child to the Library Day 2023

This is the twelfth year of Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) and this year you’ll have three opportunities to celebrate between the Oakville Branch Library and the Watertown Library.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023
    Stop by the Oakville Branch Library anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm to enjoy a themed craft and story. While there, pick up some books to read at home and get your TYCLD sticker! Your TYCLD sticker will entitle you to half off a Children’s Book at The Book Nook.

  • Saturday, February 4, 2023
    Visit the Watertown Library between from 11:00am and 1:00pm. Staff will be available to introduce you to Miss Humblebee’s Academy an online kindergarten-readiness tool for ages 3 to 6 available with your Watertown Library Card. You may also learn about and sign up for 1000 Books before Kindergarten an ongoing, self-paced program to assist with early literacy and bonding by reading with your child. Borrow some books to take home in your library bag and get a TYCLD sticker. Show your sticker at The Book Nook and receive half off a Children’s Book!

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    A very busy day is planned at the Watertown Library. Come read to Clover, the Comfort Dog at 10:30am. Drop in any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm to enjoy a Scavenger Hunt. Craft Kits will also be available to either take home or make at the library! Don’t forget to borrow some library books to take home and get your TYCLD sticker which will give you half off a Children’s Book at The Book Nook in Oakville.

Please call the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360 and Oakville Branch Library at 860-945-5368 with any questions.

If you would like to learn more about the international celebration of Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) visit their website at takeyourchildtothelibrary.org.



Chair Yoga

Join us on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 10:15am to 11:15am at the Watertown Library for Chair Yoga.

Chair Yoga is a gentle yoga program incorporating the use of chairs. Instructor Frances Harmeyer is certified in chair yoga and holds a degree in Occupational Therapy.

Participants will be lead through a class geared towards those new to yoga as well as those who may have difficulty with getting up and down from the floor in traditional yoga.

Participants must bring their own yoga mats.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Call the library at 860-945-5360 to register.

Future dates for this program include: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 10:15am

Please Note: all dates require registration.



Reading With Clover

Clover the Comfort Dog will be visiting the Watertown Library on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Come and share some Valentine puppy love and read stories with Clover!

Register to attend by calling 860-945-5360 or Email: Reference@watertownlibrary.org

For children ages 3 - 6 years of age.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Virtual Program - Hosted by Robin Osborn

The Mystery Book Club meets at 7:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.

  • December 21, 2022: Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Januaury 18, 2023: Steig Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • February 15, 2023: William Kent Krueger, Lightning Strike
  • March 15, 2023: Elly Griffiths, The Crossing Places
  • April 19, 2023: Bruce Robert Coffin, Among the Shadows
  • May 17, 2023: Jean-Luc Bannalec, Death in Brittany
  • June 21, 2023: Ariana Franklin, Mistress of the Art of Death

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to wtnlib@watertownlibrary.org or call the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360. You will then be put on the list to receive a Zoom invite.



Holiday Hours

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023 for Presidents' Day.



Connecticut Innovations

Join author and storied researcher John Cilio on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Watertown Library as he shares some of the most important discoveries, patents and inventions that are connected to the state of Connecticut.

Mr. Cilio's 50-minute presentation will include the radical innovations which ended up changing people’s lives as well as the way organizations produce products.

Registration is suggested.

Contact the library at 860-945-5360 or email us at 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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