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Welles-Turner Memorial Library
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Owner description: Glastonbury, Connecticut's public library offers the traveler resources such as free Wi-Fi, public access computers and printing, copiers, newspapers, restrooms, free maps of the Town of Glastonbury.
Reviewed December 25, 2013

Maybe the Gbury Librarians should try to find a book, maybe with a title "Anachronisms All Around Us" as that is what this bloated, tax wasting building seems to me. What this library offers would not even be relevant 15 years, let alone today. The design is horrible. Seriously, this is the best building Glastonbury could do? Yeah, this structure would look ok in Kiev or Budapest, but it falls flat and is simply ugly (this not only includes the addition - the addition is worse). Further, the services the library provides are basically irrelevant to the knowledge generation. Ok, I get it, you help out some poor people file their welfare pmts, or whatever, but for the folks paying tons of taxes, this dump has virtually no value.

btw, the place is dirty.

Thank Richard Head H
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Welles-Turner is the quintessential community library. It's historic presence in the center of town has always been a beacon of the community and continues to satisfy reader's and researchers alike. The efficiency of the library staff is always above the average and you can always be guaranteed of the help you need and the kindness to go with it.

I enjoy the option of self-serve check-out and the library's online capabilities. If you haven't visited a library in some time, you will be surprised at the capability in keeping up with today's environment and Welles-Turner will not disappoint.

Thank Bonnie-says-so
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I needed to get a hard to find book for my daughter for a school project. The librarians were very friendly and helpful

Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Helpful, knowledgeable library staff. Computers for patron use. Comfortable reading areas. CD, DVD, books-on tape and CD lending collections. Once you start browsing, treasures to be found; how-to books, cookbooks, etc. Welcoming, engaging children's library. Bulletin Board with local happenings posted. Focal point for community activities.

Thank LesA672
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

I'm a regular at Welles-Turner. I find the staff to be competent and welcoming, and the collection fills most of my reading interests. If they don't have what I want, they can borrow it for me from another library. Why buy books when all these resources are available at the library?

Thank Karen F
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