Teens

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.

 

Game Night
Tuesdays, June 19th; July 3rd & 17th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Collaboratory

Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one! Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

 

Design Your Own Vinyl Stickers
Wednesday, June 27th
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Collaboratory

Do you love stickers? Learn how to design, print, and cut out your own stickers using the Silhouette Cameo. Open to all in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Register

 

Wallingford Reads YA: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Thursday, June 28th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

All teens and adults welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi moderates. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions.

As Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. His father expects him to take over the family’s estate upon his return and Monty is has a crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. When one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, romantic, and intriguing at every turn, this novel explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.

 

Escape Study Room 4: An Escape Room for Teens

In the early 1980s Margaret Taber discovered an interdimensional rift in her home. With unknown help she was able to seal the gateway from dark forces. Now the library sits on the site of her former home and lurking evils threaten to use the interdimensional gateway to enter our world once more. It is up to you to find the means to close the portal again.

You will need to use your puzzle solving skills to successfully complete the objective of Study Room 4. No prior knowledge is needed to solve the puzzles.

Open to teens entering grades 6-12. Registration is required. Times and dates vary and are listed on our teen calendar. Four participants will be allowed in the room at a time.

 

Batter Up! MLB Live!
Wednesday, July 25th
12:10 p.m.
Community Room
Yankees vs. Rays

Come and cheer on your favorite team! Get your hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, and score cards. Games are live in the Community Room on our big screen in surround sound.

 

Wallingford Reads YA: I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez
Thursday, July 26th
7:00 p.m.
Board Room

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

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But, Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. When a tragic accident on the streets of Chicago leaves Olga dead, Julia is left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. It’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought.