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Environmental Open House

Saturday, February 27th 10 a.m. – noon in the Community Room
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Meet representatives from local environmental organizations: CT Forest and Park Association, Southwest Conservation District, CT River Watershed Association, Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, Citizens for the Environment, Everybody Outside, CT NOFA, Quinnipiac Valley Audubon Society, Wallingford Conservation Commission, Wallingford Land Trust, Q River Linear Trail Advisory Committee and more.

A great opportunity for educators, families, and anyone who wants to get outside and make a positive difference in our environment.

Find out how to bring outdoor education into the classroom and discover fun and interesting nature programs for all ages; learn about environmental volunteer opportunities and how you can make a positive difference in our environment.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Ultimaker 2 3D printerThursday, February 25th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room

Interested in 3D Printing? Come to this class and learn how to get started. You will learn how to identify and download a file for printing and how to prepare the object in Cura. Basic computer skills required. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Introduction to the Mac

macbookMonday, February 22nd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room

In this lecture style class, we will discuss the basics of a Mac computer. In addition we will discuss iTunes, photos, and mail. Please register online or by phone at (203)265-6754.

Children's Room Open

Good news! While the Preschool and Media Area do need to remain closed for now, many parts of the Children's Room are back up and running this morning! All the affected books have now been removed and the damaged carpet has been taken out. With this work done, we're able to re-open the room, with a temporary Preschool Area set up in the Homework Zone. Stop by to pick up Picture Books and Beginning Readers and see our mini-play space!

We are grateful for the support and good wishes from our community. The Library is a registered non-profit organization and accepts donations. The Library is not yet ready to accept donations of books for the Children's Room. The Book Seller, however, always welcomes gently used books for resale. Proceeds from the Book Seller also benefit the Library.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to restore our Children's Room.

Book Sale

woman sitting on top of a pile of booksFriday, February 19th, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21st, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Collins Room

Find fantastic bargains and treasures among hundreds of used books, CDs, and DVDs, including fiction, nonfiction, adult, and children's.

Children's Room Update

Our hearts are warmed by the enormous response from our community after a ruptured sprinkler damaged our Preschool Area and destroyed our wonderful collection of picture books. Please know that we are working very hard to restore and re-open our beloved Children's Room as soon as possible.

Many of you have asked about making donations to the Library. Here is what you should know:

The Wallingford Public Library Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax deductible under IRS regulations. The Library always welcomes donations, including your annual membership in the Wallingford Public Library Association.

You may request that your contribution be used for the purchase of picture books. Requests for specific titles, however, are not helpful at this moment (we love Goodnight Moon, but we don't need 100 copies!).

Know that we are also working with our insurance company and we expect that present-day replacement costs for destroyed books will be covered. Our experience tells us that the insurance award does not cover the full cost of replacing all items. It will take time to grow the picture book collection to its former size, due in part to many out-of-print titles that we may want to replace. We are dedicated to supporting early childhood literacy and this collection is a priority!

Information about donating to the Wallingford Public Library can be found here. You may also contact us if you have any questions. Thank you again for your support during this difficult time.

Jane Fisher, Director (203) 284-6411 or jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org
Sunnie Scarpa, Head of Children's Services (203) 284-6434 or sscarpa@wallingfordlibrary.org

Please check back for updates on the status of the Children's Room and the Preschool Area.

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