Three female teens reading in a chair in the teen areaThe Wallingford Library Teen Area is specially designed for teens in grades 6-12. We offer a great collection of fiction, graphic novels, manga, and magazines. Enjoy free wi-fi, a device charging station, and 11 teen computers. Check the online calendar for a listing of programs for teens.


Wallingford Reads YA: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Thursday, November 21st
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

All teens and adults are welcome to this book discussion where we explore Young Adult literature. Lauren Rumi will moderate. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

In November we will be discussing Endangered by Eliot Schrefer, a National Book Award finalist. It is the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobo apes and herself from a violent coup.

The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature.


Creative Writing for Teens
Monday, November 25th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration is appreciated

Unleash your creativity as a writer, while learning the tricks of the trade in a fun, supportive space. Young adult author Shari Arnold and MFA candidate Amy Bowers will help you discover and develop your unique voice in a series of writing exercises. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplays, manga, or graphic novels you will learn to love writing more than you already do. Socialize and collaborate with other teens interested in writing. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is appreciated.



DIY Felt Holiday Stockings
Thursday, December 5th
5:00 p.m.
Registration is required

The holidays are just around the corner. Spread some cheer and make a one-of-a-kind felt stocking. Learn to sew and amaze your friends and family with your finished product.



Coding With GirlTech
Fridays, December 6th & 13th
5:30 p.m.
Grades 5-8
Registration required. Please register for each session

Coding with Girl Tech is an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to explore computing, coding, engineering, and programming in a positive, empowering way. Choate Rosemary Hall’s Girl Tech Club will serve as mentors and instructors. No computer programming experience is necessary. Laptops will be provided.

Register Dec 6


Register Dec 13


Anime Night: Hunter x Hunter
Thursday, December 12th
6:00 p.m.
Community Room
Registration appreciated

Calling all otaku! If you love anime and manga, this is where you need to be. This month we will be watching Hunter x Hunter. Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger. We will feast on fried chicken, the traditional Japanese Christmas Eve dinner.



Wallingford Reads YA
Thursday, December 26th
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
No registration required

All teens and adults are welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

In December we will be discussing Maizon at Blue Hill by Jacqueline Woodson. Maizon must leave her best friend, Margaret, and Grandma behind on Madison Street when she gets a scholarship to boarding school. There are only five black students at Blue Hill, and she’s the only seventh grader among them. But Blue Hill is beautiful, and many of the good things Grandma wanted Maizon to find are there-such as excellent teachers, small classes, and a friendly roommate. Yet something is missing. What is it that makes white people strange to her, that makes the other black students threatening and safe at the same time? Maizon faces questions she’s never asked herself before-about racism, elitism, friendship, and family.


Teen Gaming: Spaceteam
Friday, December 27th
2:00 p.m.
Collins Room
Registration appreciated

Come join other teens in a fun, interactive game where you work together as a team on your phone or our iPads to fix up a busted spaceship. There is sure to be lots of shouting and laughter.