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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.

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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

Pumpkin Painting & Decorating

The pumpkins at the library are waiting for some new faces and friends!

Join us for some fall fun and personalize your own pumpkin creation!

  • Ages 6-9: Thursday October 28th 4:30pm
  • Ages 3-5: Friday October 29th 10:30am

Space is limited and registration is required to participate.

Call or stop by the Watertown Library to register: 470 Main Street Watertown / 860-945-5360.



Finding Fall Scavenger Hunt

Fall treasures are all around us - Can You Spot Them?

Finding Fall Scavenger Hunt October 12, 2021 through October 31, 2021.

To Participate:

  • Register at the Watertown Library or Oakville Branch Library.
  • Receive a Secret List of Items to Find and a Bag to Collect them in.
  • Complete the List and Return the Items to the Library for a List of Crafts to Make From Your Search.

Enter for a Chance to Win a Gift Certificate to G’s Burgers!

Call or stop by the Watertown Library - 470 Main Street, Watertown / 860-945-5360 or the Oakville Branch Library - 55 Davis Street, Oakville / 860-945-5368 to register.



Fall Storytime 2021

Come join our Fall Storytime filled with crafts, songs and more at the Oakville Branch Library on Thursdays @ 11:00am, beginning October 21, 2021 and running through November 18, 2021.

Each week will be a different story and themed craft to follow.

On October 28th we will have our annual Halloween bash for everyone to show off their costumes with a little trick-or-treating and some fun games to play!

Storytime is open for children 3 to 5 years accompanied by a caregiver. No registration is requiered for this event.

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



Halloween in Connecticut

Halloween is Sunday, October 31, 2021. Check out this list of Halloween happenings in Connecticut:

Please Note: Halloween events and activites may be limited by COVID-19 safety restrictions, your best bet is to check ahead for any event you plan on attending.

Happy Trick or Treating!!!



1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Watertown Library and Oakville Branch Library are participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

This is a FREE program which encourages reading 1,000 books to children before they start Kindergarten.

  • Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten can participate.
  • The program is self-paced and completion will depend on how often you read together.

Just keep track of the titles of the books read and remember that every book counts even repeated favorites!

  • Register and pick up a reading log at either the Watertown Library (map) or Oakville Branch Library (map), download the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten App available on iTUNES or Google Play, or simply keep a list in a spiral notebook.

Registration for the ongoing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program may be done after October 2, 2021 anytime the libraries are open. (Hours and Locations).

We want to help encourage your progress. Let us know when you reach milestones of 25, 50 or 100+ books and recieve a small reward!

For more information contact the Watertown 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.

  • September 15, 2021: Noah Hawley, Before the Fall
  • October 20, 2021: Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones
  • November 17, 2021: Nicci French, Blue Monday
  • December 15, 2021: Simon Brett, A Nice Class of Corpse
  • Januaury 19, 2022: Helene Tursten, An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good
  • February 16, 2022: Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps
  • March 16, 2022: Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club

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.



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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