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Passport to Connecticut Libraries: Week 1

Tomorrow is the day!  The start to the 2nd annual Passport to Connecticut Libraries program.  I recently told you about my plans to participate in this program for the second time, but now I’m bringing the kids with me.  Yes, we’re hitting the road and going “mobile” to explore some of the great libraries our state has to offer.  You can read my previous post here to learn more about the program.

Passport to CT LibrariesWeek 1

Here are the libraries we plan to visit during the first week of the program:

  • Cromwell Belden Public Library (Cromwell)
  • Portland Public Library (Portland)
  • Cora J. Belden Public Library (Rocky Hill)
  • Russell Library (Middletown)
  • Wethersfield Public Library (Wethersfield)
  • East Hartford Public Library (East Hartford)
  • Lucy Robbins Welles Library (Newington)
  • Levi E. Coe Public Library (Middlefield)
  • Welles-Turner Memorial Library (Glastonbury)
  • New Britian Public Library (New Britian) – New addition!

After exploring each library and getting our “passports” stamped, we also plan to visit a few nearby kid-friendly places within close proximity to each library.  Our plan is to work on this project during the weekends and on some weeknights after I finish working.  I’m looking forward to hitting the library trail once again this time with my two little ones (and maybe some friends) in tow!

Here are a few of the places we plan to visit during week 1:

  • Riverfront Park Playground (Glastonbury, CT) – This new playground is simply beautiful…we love it!
  • Romp & Roll (Wethersfield, CT) – An extremely fun place for kids to roll around and get exhausted!
  • Pierson Park Playground (Cromwell, CT) – My kids love going to this playground and it’s so close to the library!
  • Kid City Children’s Museum (Middletown, CT) – We frequent this place at least once a month.  It’s located directly across the street from the library – so convenient!
  • Cherry Berry (Middletown, CT) – Because who doesn’t love fresh frozen yogurt!  Located around the corner from the library within walking distance if it’s a nice day outside.
  • Lyman Orchards (Middlefield, CT) – We adore Lyman Orchards for both their food and activities for children!
  • Dinosaur State Park (Rocky Hill, CT) – One of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America!  We plan to walk on the dinosaur trail which is free and open to the public.
  • Peckham Park (Middlefield, CT) – Peckham Park has a nice variety of equipment and activities for kids of all ages.
  • New Britian Youth Museum (New Britian, CT) – Located directly across from the library in the same parking lot!

Hope to see you on the library trail!

Want us to visit and feature your kid-friendly place of business on our travels throughout the state?  Please e-mail me at: hereweeread{at}

Your turn: If you live in Connecticut, will you also be joining in the fun and participating in this program?  Feel free to share in the comments.

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5 thoughts on “Passport to Connecticut Libraries: Week 1

  1. Woohoo! So glad you are stopping at Riverfront Park – the view of the river is gorgeous! Have fun! If you guys are hungry after visiting Welles-Turner, my favorite coffee/pastry store is next door – Daybreak Coffee Roasters! Have a great time!

    1. Thank you so much, Meredith! Yes, we’ve been to Riverfront Park before and absolutely love it! Now, just praying for some nice weather. I’ll definitely be on the look out for that coffee shop too!