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About The Library

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.

eBooks & More

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Download & enjoy eBooks, digital audio books & more - anytime, anywhere!

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

Santa's Magic Mailbox

North Pole Mailbox at the Oakville Branch Library!.

Stop by the Oakville Branch Library during business hours beginning Thursday, December 1, 2022 through Thursday, December 15, 2022 to mail your letter to Santa in their dedicated North Pole Mailbox.

Delivery Guaranteed!!!



Color a Library Tree Ornament

Beginning Friday, December 2, 2022 and running through Friday, December 23, 2022, Come to the children's room at the Watertown Library and color an ornament to place on the tree!



Chair Yoga

Join us on Friday, December 16, 2022 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.



Christmas Story Time & Party

Come join in all the fun and games when the Oakville Branch Library hosts their Annual Children's Christmas Story Time & Party from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, December 22, 2022.

A visit from a very special guest will take place at 2:00pm!!!

Please contact the library at (860) 945-5368 with any questions.

The Library will be collecting items for the Watertown Food Bank throughout the holiday season.



Penguin Craft Kits

Beginning Thursday, December 1, 2022 and running through Friday, December 23, 2022, Penguin Craft Kits will be available at Watertown Library to either take home or make at the library!

If you need more information please contact the library at (860) 945-5360.



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 December 24, 2022 through December 26, 2021 for the Christmas Holidays. The library will also be closed December 31, 2022 for the New Year Holiday.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!



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: Saturday, December 3, 2022