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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.

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 September 1st.

Download Free Audiobooks All Summer Long!

Did you know you can download two FREE teen audiobooks every week this summer from Sync? Head to Sync for details, or ask us at the Information Desk!

WPL 2015 Bike Day
Saturday, May 30th
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Community Room

Spring has arrived. Does your bicycle need some tender loving care? Help for you has arrived. And it’s free! Dust off your bike and bring it to the Library. Wallingford Bike Barn will offer their skills in fixing flat tires, adjusting brakes, gears, chains, and seats. Rider safety course provided by the Wallingford Police Department. If you do not own a bicycle helmet you can get a free one courtesy of Kiwanis. No registration required, but please arrive early to guarantee a repair and helmet. This event is open to teens in grades 6-12.

Knit @ WPL
Tuesday, June 2nd
Tuesday, June 16th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Board Room

No matter if you just picked up a pair of knitting needles for the first time or have been crocheting for years, all are welcome to attend. Join us, sit, relax, and stitch away! New members are always welcome. All materials provided.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Thursday, June 4th
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Teen Computers


Do you want to learn about our new 3D printer, the Ultimaker2! If so, join us for a hands-on demonstration. Learn basic skills such as how to search for objects, modify, save, and print. You will have our 3D printer humming away in no time! Registration is required. Teens only please.

Anime Night: Btooom!
Thursday, June 11th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Community Room


If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. Join us for Btooom!- a new anime in which a gamer must fight for his life after he wakes up in a real-life version of an on-line game. Meet other otaku and enjoy Green Tea Kit-Kats straight from Japan!

Teen Book Chat
Thursday, June 18th
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Board Room

Do you want to know the best books to read this summer? Hear what other teens are reading and get a sneak preview of new titles that are coming to the library. Snack, make a craft, and meet new friends! If you can’t make it to the meeting stop by the Information Desk to get a list of the books discussed and chat about what you are currently reading.

Panel to Panel: Create Your Own Graphic Novel, Comic Book, or Manga
Tuesday, June 23rd
Tuesday, June 30th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Collins Room


In this two part workshop you will create your own stories and characters. Draw and write a story in comic templates provided and learn to add text and sound effects though block letters. Coloring is encouraged. All materials provided. No experience is necessary. You must attend both sessions.

About the instructor: Rashmi Talpade is a professional artist with a fine arts degree from the University of Bombay. She currently teaches art at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Wallingford Parks and Recreation, as well as Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.

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