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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.


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

Bubble Wand Craft

Beginning Monday, June 6, 2022 and running through Thursday, June 30, 2022, Bubble Wand 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.

Holiday Hours

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 for Independence Day

Mr. Joe Children's Music Performer

Join us to Sing, Laugh & Learn with Mr. Joe on Wednesday, July 13 2022 from 10:30am – 11:30am at the Watertown Library for an informative, entertaining and interactive musical program for children.

Mr. Joe has been educating and entertaining children throughout Connecticut for ten plus years.

Please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 for more information about this program.

Talewise - Pirates Lost at Sea

Join us on Wednesday, July 20 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm at the Watertown Library for Talewise - Pirates Lost at Sea a thrilling action-packed adventure story about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island.

Throughout the hour long interactive story, volunteers from the audience will help to conduct several hands-on science experiments that ‘ARRR’ sure to amaze.

Geared towards children Ages 4 -12.

Contact the library at (860) 945-5360 for more information about this program.

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.

  • 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
  • April 20, 2022: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton, State of Terror
  • May 18, 2022: Agatha Christie, Death On the Nile
  • June 15, 2022: Anne Hillerman, Song of the Lion
  • July 20, 2022: Peter Lovesey, Diamond and the Eye
  • August 2022: NO MEETING
  • September 21, 2022: Lisa Jewell, I Found You
  • October 19, 2022: Ariana Franklin, City of Shadows
  • November 16, 2022: Michael Koryta, Never Far Away
  • December 21, 2022: Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

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.

Mad Science Energy In Action

Join us on Wednesday, July 27 2022 from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Watertown Library and climb aboard the Mad Science mobile STEM trailer and learn all about energy!

  • Learn how electricity gets to your house
  • See a thermal image of yourself
  • Generate power to light a light bulb
  • Learn ways to conserve

Contact the library at (860) 945-5360 for more information about this program.

Geared towards familes and fun for all ages.

Acrobat Li Liu

Join us on Friday, August 5 2022 at 1:00pm at the Watertown Library when we are pleased to present a performance by award winning acrobat Li Liu.

Watch as Li Liu performs her remarkable feats of skill that she has shared with audiences across the world.

Come learn about Chinese culture & langauage and think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.

For families and individuals of all ages.

Mr. Magic

Join us on Wednesday, August 10 2022 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Watertown Library for a fun filled hour of magic tricks and humor with Mr. Magic.

Mr Magic has mesmerized magin fans in the tri-state area for over 40 years. He'll leave you wondering.. Is that possible? How did he do that?

Family fun for all ages including adults!

Please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 for more information about this program.

Wildlife Outside Our Windows

Come learn about the amazing animals we have right outside!

Join us on Wednesday, August 17 2022 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Watertown Library for Wildlife Outside Our Windows an educational and informative program presented by the White Memorial Conservation Center.

A representative from the White Memorial Conservation Center will explain the creatures and animal groups we have living in Connecticut. Live animals including a barred owl, a reptile and a spotted salamander will be present as part of the presentation.

For families and nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Please contact the library at (860) 945-5360 with any questions.

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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