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.

 

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.

 

Introduction to 3D Printing
Wednesday, August 22nd
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Teen Computers

Meet other teens and learn the basics of 3D printing! In this class students will learn all about our 3D printer – the Ultimaker2. After this class you will be able to find objects to print and edit them to your specification, understand how to scale objects and add support to them. Each student will get to print one object of their choice. First time participants only, please. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Register

 

Batter Up! MLB Live!
Wednesday, August 23rd
1:05 p.m.
Community Room
Indians vs. Red Sox

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: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Thursday, August 30th
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.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

 

Wallingford Reads YA: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Thursday, September 27th
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.

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase’s family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?