About Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, CT

The Lucy Robbins Welles Library is a beloved fixture of the community. Opened in 1912, the library was named in honor of Miss Welles’ sister, Lucy Robbins Welles, who had bequeathed a generous sum of money and donated the land for the library’s construction. The original building still stands today, a testament to the community’s commitment to lifelong learning. Today, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library is a vibrant hub of activity, offering a variety of resources and services for the community. From books to digital materials, audio-visual equipment to special programming, the library continues to meet the changing needs of our community. With the library's rich history, it is a source of pride for the town and a reminder of the importance of learning and knowledge.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool
  • Kids
  • Tweens


  • Playground
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Indoor/Outdoor Playground

Programs at Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, CT

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Indoor Challenges

Our department has put together some fun, passive activities for kids to enjoy indoors! Come check out our I-Spy tank and see what you can spot. Challenge yourself with our Dino-November Scavenger Hunt to see if you can find all the pictures. We hope you enjoy it!

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Children’s Book Bundles

Let us help you! Answer some questions online by filling out a special form, located on our Reading Recommendation page. Your librarians will select up to 10 customized book titles for your child.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are excited to share the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program with our patrons! This self-paced program encourages families to explore the world of books, get prizes, grow as readers, and have fun together. The library is here to cheer you on and connect you and your baby, toddler, or preschooler with books perfect for laughs, cuddles, and building literacy skills. More information will be available on our website.

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Location and contact information

95 Cedar St, Newington, CT, 06111