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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

Author Talk - Dr. Charles McNair

Please join us on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at 6:30pm as we welcome Watertown author Dr. Charles McNair who will be discussing his latest novel, In a Dark Wood, set in the Civil War's - Battle of the Wilderness as well as his first novel, Soldiers of a Foreign War, based on Dr. McNair's experience in Vietnam.

To register for this event, please call the library at 860-945-5360 or email us at Reference@watertownlibrary.org.

Please Note: registration is required.

All are welcome.



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.



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.



SimplyE - The Library E-Reader App

Built by libraries for libraries, SimplyE is an app that gives Watertown Library card holders one interface to browse, borrow, read, and listen to eBooks and Audiobooks.

    The SimplyE app allows you to:

  • Find digital content in one place
  • Borrow thousands of titles from bestsellers to classics
  • Read and listen on the app

The app brings together several of our ebook collections in one place including Overdrive, Axis360, and RBdigital; no need to download multiple apps. With a single login you can start discovering and reading thousands of titles available with your library card.



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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