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The Children’s Department of the Wallingford Public Library is the place to read, play, learn and grow! Here you’ll find everything for children from birth through age twelve as well as for the adults who work and play with them.
Please visit our Booklists & Links page to learn more about our leveled readers and find fantastic reading lists and online resources.
We have lots of programs for children of all ages. For a complete listing view our Calendar of Events.
NEW! Children’s Library 2013 Summer Volunteer Application
If you are a Wallingford student going into grades 5, 6, or 7 in the fall of 2013, you are eligible to volunteer to help us run our summer reading program which will run Mondays through Fridays during July 1–August 9. This year our theme will be An Animal Odyssey featuring another amazing gameboard! We are expecting many enthusiastic players and we need our volunteers to help us run the game.
Volunteers commit to working two hours each day for one week. If you are mature, reliable, and have the time to commit please read the application carefully with your parent or guardian and fill it out. Application forms are now available in the Children’s Library, and online, and are due by June 7.
Please Note: Not all applicants will be able to participate due to high demand for certain time slots. Please fill out as many weeks and times as possible in order to have a better chance to volunteer. Thanks!
NEW! The 2014 Nutmeg Nominees Have Arrived
The 2014 Nutmeg Nominees were announced on May 1st. As always, there are some great books on the list this year – make sure to take a look the next time you are in the Children’s Library. The Intermediate Nominees are recommended for kids in grades 4-6. Summer is just around the corner and is a great time to start reading and deciding on your favorite! Voting on the 2014 nominees will take place next April.
The 2014 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees are:
- Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
- Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
- Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson
- Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
- Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel by K.A. Holt
- Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde
- Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
- The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
- The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan Long-Shang
- The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer
Congratulations to Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, winner of the 2013 Intermediate Award!