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Summer Reading for Kids

This Old Book logo - an open book with rainbow pagesThe sun is warm and school is out - you know what that means! It’s time for Summer Reading at the WPL! This year the Children’s Room has two fantastic new programs so kids of all ages (babies included!) can join in the fun. Please call or stop by the Children’s Room with any questions. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Build on a Book:
A Family Read Together Program Just for Preschoolers

This summer make the connection and build your own amazing story! Learn more...

This Old Book:
A Summer Reading Program for Kids Entering Grades 1-6

Don’t just read, create! This summer, join us to explore all the wonders books have to offer. Learn more...


Make.Do. @ WPL

Teen Summer Reading Program

Make.Do logo - a blue pennant with a robot, gears, and a wrenchThis summer teens have the opportunity to build, tinker, explore, cook, craft, and create anything and everything you wish. Choose from a large variety of programs to channel your inner maker.

When you finish a book, come to the Library’s Information Desk and fill out a Reader Entry Form. You will be entered to win one of many fabulous prizes as well as the grand prize of a 3Doodler, the World’s first 3D pen. You may use your school summer reading titles, e-books, audiobooks, and manga.

Make.Do. is open to all teens going into grades 6-12. All Reader Entry Forms must be submitted by 6pm on Friday, August 28th. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 1st.


Read ‘Em and Eat:

A Summer Reading Program for Adults 18 Years and Older

Kick back this summer with a good book and you will have the chance to treat yourself to one of Wallingford’s great restaurants! Pick up entry forms from the Information Desk beginning June 30th.

All you have to do is read or listen to a book and fill out an entry form to be eligible to win a $25.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Drawings will be held every two weeks beginning July 10th through September 4th. Read ‘Em and Eat aprons and other prizes will be given away at food-themed programs throughout the summer. A $50.00 grand prize gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.

Read ‘Em and Eat this summer, and good luck everyone!

Drawing Dates

July 10th
July 24th
August 7th
August 21st
September 4th
Grand Prize Drawing September 10th

Participating Restaurants

The Eatery
Kender’s Indian Palace
Library Bistro & Café
Los Mariachis
Sirinan’s Thai & Japanese

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