Summer Reading for Kids, Teens & Adults

Summer reading is for everyone! Try one of our great programs this summer.

For Kids

Outside the Box: Read, Make, Grow

Outside the Box logo - a robot made of cardboardA Summer Reading Program for kids entering grades K-6
Register anytime. This program will begin on July 1st.

You have been chosen to participate in the Wallingford Public Library’s Outside the Box Summer Reading Quest! To get started, click on the link provided to register for your summer reading account. Once signed up, there are a total of 36 challenges to complete. To complete a quest, participants must finish any 6 challenges. When a quest has been completed, participants will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a gift card to a local vendor or online store. Each child has the ability to be entered into the drawing 6 times!

To be eligible to win a prize, the last day to complete your quests in Wandoo will be on August 22nd. Summer reading data for any Wallingford public school student will be sent to your teacher at the end of the summer.

Prize winners will be sent a Google Form link via their parent’s email to select what type of gift card they would like to receive.

A paper version of the program in both English and Spanish is available for anyone with limited internet access. Please contact the Children’s Room at (203)284-6436 for more information.

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Outside the Box: A Summer Read Together Program

This program is for any families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Register anytime. The program will begin on July 1st.

Spend time reading as a family! For every ten books your family reads together, you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant. To get started, click on the link provided to register for your summer reading account. You may read the same book more than once – we know that’s how many preschoolers enjoy their favorite books.

Please call the Children’s Room at (203)284-6436 with any questions.

To be eligible to win a prize, the last day to log books will be on August 22nd. Prize winners will be contacted to select which restaurant gift card they would like to receive.

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For Teens

Outside the Box: A Summer Healing Program

Outside the Box: Summer Healing ProgramJuly 1 – August 22

This summer will be different, so we are thinking “Outside the Box” to keep you connected to the library. Enjoy virtual programs and earn virtual badges for each book you read, connection you make with nature, or act of mindfulness. Open to all entering grades 6-12. No registration required. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card courtesy of Wal-Mart of Wallingford. Entry forms will be accepted from July 1st through August 22nd.

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For Teens in Grades 9+ and Adults

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required logoA summer maker competition for high schoolers and adults
July 1 – August 22

We are very excited to announce the first annual Collaboratory Summer Program, “Some Assembly Required,” which begins on July 1st. The program is a maker contest consisting of different categories with one grand prize. The categories this year are: Art, B&W Photography, Color Photography, DIY, Invention, Perler Beads, Textile Arts, and Videography.

A winner from each field will be chosen through voting via the Library’s social media and text messaging. In the event of a tie, Collaboratory staff will be the tie breakers. The winners of each category will receive a special laser cut prize, and the project that receives the most votes overall will receive the grand prize: a Collaboratory-made trophy along with a gift card to the Wallingford business of their choice. Submissions will be made by email. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to accept in-person submissions this year.

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For Adults

Outside the Box: A Summer Healing Program

Outside the Box - Summer Healing Program for AdultsJuly 1 – August 22

This summer WPL invites adults to take part in Outside the Box: A Summer Healing Program. Earn badges and the chance to win great prizes by taking part in activities that promote healing as a community and as individuals (and of course, by reading!). Participation is easy and fun!

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A paper version of the program is available for anyone with limited internet access. Contact Leah Farrell at lfarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org or (203)284-6425 for details.