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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.


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

Spring Storytime

The Oakville Branch Library is pleased to announce Spring Storytime for 2023. Wednesdays, March 15, 2023 through April 19, 2023 at 11:00am.

Children ages 3-5 along with their caregivers are invited to take part in this six-week program. Each weekly theme will include stories, a coordinated craft, songs, games, and a reading incentive.

Registration is required for each date.

Please contact the Oakville Branch Library during hours of operation at (860) 945-5368.

As always donations will be accepted for the Watertown Food Bank.

Paws & Pages Story Time

Join us for Paws & Pages Story Time at the Watertown Library on Thursday, March 30, 2023 beginning at 10:30am.

A Connecticut Humane Society educator will share a pet-themed book and lead an interactive discussion about safe and kind interactions with animals.

This program is intended for children ages 3-6 years old along with there caregivers.

Please register by calling the Watertown Library at 860-945-5360 or by emailing us at Reference@watertownlibrary.org.


Chair Yoga

Join us on Friday, March 31, 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.

Holiday Hours

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023 for Good Friday.

Buildwave STEM Program

Join us at the Watertown Library on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm for a Buildwave STEM a creative building program for children in grades 1-6 that feels like a video game!

Over the course of the workshop, children create with over a dozen different building materials, including Lego®, PlusPlus®, and custom-made Buildwave materials.

Music and video animations accompany each wave of building sessions.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Please contact the library at 860-945-5360 or email Reference@watertownlibrary.org to register.

Learn to Make Jewelry

Join Vanessa Fasanella on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Watertown Library and learn jewelry making basics using a bead board to make a bracelet or earrings set.

For youths ages 11 to 14. No previous experience necessary!

Space is limited, registration is required.

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

Wildlife Welcomes Spring

Join us on Friday, April 14 2023 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Watertown Library for Wildlife Welcomes Spring an educational and informative program presented by the White Memorial Conservation Center.

A representative from the White Memorial Conservation Center will teach children what animals they can expect to see and hear as temperatures warm up and Spring arrives!

Live animals including an owl, a salamander and a snake will be present at the program.

For families and nature enthusiasts - ages 3+.

Space is limited, registration is required.

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

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.

Gardening Lecture with Tovah Martin

Join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Watertown Library when we welcome Tovah Martin for her latest lecture: In Unison: Creating Harmonious Combinations for Pollinators and You.

This lecture shares ideas for a pollinator-pleasing place where colors echo while textural themes reverberate and weave in and out throughout the growing season. Photographed at Furthermore, Tovah Martin's own garden, this lecture is an intimate chronicle of a community of plants and their interrelationships.

Space is limited, registration is required.

Please register by calling 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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