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.


After School Specials
Mondays, April 23rd & 30th
3:00-4:00 p.m.

All teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to come to the library’s makerspace, the Collaboratory, after school on Mondays for hands-on fun. Tinker, make, game, puzzle, craft, video, and program…the possibilities are endless. We try something new each week!


Upcycling Program
Thursday, April 26th
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Collins Room

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycling project! Transform plastic soda bottles into a work of art! Using industrial tools and heat guns you will make faux lamp work glass which can be personalized in hundreds of ways. Registration is required. Open to all in grades 6-12. You are welcome to bring your own 2 liter bottles, but it is not required (green or clear work best).



Wallingford Reads YA: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Thursday, April 26th
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

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.

Dill has it tough-growing up in the poor, rural south. He is an outcast in town due to his family’s disturbing reputation. His grandfather was called “Serpent King” for his obsession with killing snakes after his daughter died from the bite of one. Dill’s father is a minister who handles snakes as part of his faith, and is sent to jail for committing a heinous crime. Fellow misfits Lydia and Travis are Dill’s best friends and saviors. Along with his music, Dill feels deeply for Lydia. The three friends struggle to thrive in this story of friendship and what it takes to overcome a dark family legacy.


Game Night
Tuesdays, May 1st & 15th
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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


Teen Art Exhibit
All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to submit a piece of artwork for the Teen Art Exhibit. Showcase your talent and get recognized! The exhibit will be highlighted during the Cosplay Fashion Show on May 10th and remain in the Community Room for the month of May for all to enjoy. Please contact Jennifer Nash at (203)265-6754 or jnash@lioninc.org to make arrangements to hang your artwork. No submissions will be accepted after May 8th.


Cosplay Fashion Show & Teen Art Exhibit
Thursday, May 10th
6:00 p.m.
Community Room

Convention season is right around the corner! Strut your stuff on our catwalk wearing your sensational creations inspired by your favorite fictional characters and pop culture. Enjoy the teen artwork on display, meet other fanatics, discuss costume techniques, and meet new friends. Registration is required to participate in the fashion show. Spectators do not need to register. Open to all in grade 6 and older.


Wallingford Reads YA: X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Thursday, May 31st
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Board Room

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.

Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s nothing but a pack of lies. His father has been murdered, his mother has been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. Based on the actual events of Malcolm X’s life, this novel sheds new light on the formative years of the human-rights leader whose words and actions shook the world.