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, and manga. Enjoy free wi-fi, a device charging station, and 11 teen computers. Check the online calendar for a listing of programs for teens.

Teen Sumer Reading: Outside the Box – a Summer Healing Program
July 1st – August 22nd

This summer will be different, so we are thinking “Outside the Box” to keep you connected to the library. Enjoy virtual programs and submit an entry 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.

Submit an Entry


Fiction Writing Workshops
Mondays, August 3rd & 17th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Open to all entering grades 6-12
Registration is required for each session

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 sessions. Explore character, setting, plot, and revisions in order to create a story you can continue to work on. All fans of fiction welcome!! These workshop will be held via Zoom. If you do not have access to a computer or tablet, you may join the fun by phone! Please register in advance in order to receive an invitation to the workshops.



Virtual Paint Night
Tuesday, August 11th 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Open to all entering grades 6-12
Registration is required

Escape from reality for a little while and join us for a virtual paint night featuring Pam’s Picassos. Paint a stunning sunflower scene with step-by-step instructions by Pam Halligan on Zoom. Registration is required and participants will need to pick up a kit at the library with all of the supplies. Registration is required in order to schedule a pick up and receive a Zoom invitation. Open to all entering grades 6-12.



Virtual Clay Koi Fish
Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Open to all entering grades 6-12
Registration is required

Japanese Koi fish represent good fortune and perseverance through adversity. They are renowned worldwide for their beauty and individuality. Learn to make your very own polymer clay pond fish. Have fun learning tricks to make your Koi sculpture’s personality lifelike and animated. Also learn to pigment your fish’s unique slick surface so it looks perpetually wet. This program will be held on Zoom. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom invitation. Participants will need to pick up a kit at the library with all of the supplies.



Flower Pressing with Annie Barrett
All Ages
Self-Paced Online Class

During these uncertain times it can be helpful to look for beauty in nature and focus on gratitude. With spring finally here, and nature blooming all around us, we thought it would be nice to share an activity that you might do together as a family. An opportunity to bring some of the beauty of the outdoors inside- something tangible- something memorable, a small keepsake to remember this time we’ve shared together, yet apart.

We hope you can work with someone special to press some flowers, to share an experience, to make some memories and to create something beautiful all at the same time. A pressing can be symbolic, symbolic of an event- the event of people gathering together and being creative, using communication and preserving a moment in time…

Here is a presentation that will teach you everything you need to know to press your very own flowers. Be sure to send pictures of your finished masterpieces to jnash@lioninc.org.