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Teen Zone

You are now entering the Teen Zone: be prepared! …for fun, entertainment, homework help, summer reading, hot links, anime, good vampires, bad vampires, zombies, mystery, romance, a peek into history, and anything you can possibly imagine.

Teen browsing the new books in the Teen ZoneWallingford Library wants you! Yes, we are excited to have you arrive in our brand new Teen area where everything is just for you: paperbacks, fiction, graphic novels, manga, tippy chairs, cozy chairs (check out the “Myspot” seating), tables for study, teen computers, and all kinds of cool displays.

We also have fun programs for teens every month. All teen programs are free and open to all in grades 6-12. Please register in advance.

Make.Do. logo - a pennant with robots, bolts, gears, and wrenchesMake.Do. @ WPL
Read Stuff. Make Stuff. Win Stuff.

This 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 the Nutmeg Nominees, Win a Kindle!

On May 1st, the 2016 Nutmeg Book Award nominations were announced. There are two categories of titles - Teen and High School.

To qualify to enter to win the Kindle, you must read 8 of 10 of the 2016 nominees in your age category. Please go the Information Desk to sign up. All entries must be submitted by October 31st.

Knit @ WPL
Tuesday, September 1st
Tuesday, September 15th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Board Room

Come and mingle with other knitters. More experienced knitters will have fun comparing patterns, sharing techniques, and trading tips on stitches, sweaters and mittens! Beginners are always welcome. We provide yarn and needles for those just starting out. Open to all.

Teen Cuisine: Guacamole!
Wednesday, September 16th
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Community Room


Celebrate National Guacamole Day by learning how to make guacamole, a delicious avocado based dip. All materials provided, beginner chefs welcome. Be sure to register early, as there are limited slots.

Nintendo 126th Birthday Celebration
Thursday, September 24th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room


Did you know that Nintendo was founded in Japan in September of 1889? Come and celebrate the fabulous and influential video game console manufacturer. Play a variety of Wii games, take home Nintendo controller candy bars, meet friends, and have fun! Open to teens in grades 6-12.

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