Holiday Closing

U.S. flagThe Library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1st and will remain closed from Saturday, July 2nd through Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Summer hours resume Tuesday, July 5th.

Read 'Em and Eat: Summer Reading Program for Adults Ages 18 and Up

Read 'Em and Eat logoJuly 1st - August 31st

Win a gift certificate to one of Wallingford’s great restaurants by participating in our Adult Summer Reading Program: Read ‘Em and Eat!

Just read or listen to a book and fill out an entry form (available at the Randall Horton author event June 29th and from the Information Desk beginning July 1st). Return forms to the Information Desk, and you are eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to one of the participating restaurants. Everyone who participates will have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of his or her choice (from among the participating restaurants).

Minecraft Main Street Summer Contest

Minecraft Main Street logoWe’ve created the Wallingford Public Library on our Minecraft Server! Now you can replicate other buildings in town, or build something totally unique along Wallingford’s Minecraft Main Street.

Sign up at the Information Desk to gain a claim along our Minecraft Main Street. If you need some help getting started you can come meet with our Minecraft expert librarians on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00 p.m. throughout July and August.

All of the completed buildings will be permanently featured on the LION Minecraft Server. All participants will vote on the best construction with the creator taking home a cool Minecraft inspired prize.

Open to all teens entering grades 6-12.

Register Now for Summer Reading for Kids

Booked Solid logoThe sun is warm and school is out - you know what that means! It’s time for Summer Reading at the WPL! This year the Children’s Room has two fantastic new programs so kids of all ages (babies included!) can join in the fun. Please call or stop by the Children’s Room with any questions. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Rookie Readers: A Family Read-Together Program Just for Preschoolers
Get off the bench and learn to love reading with some of your favorite characters!

Booked Solid: A Summer Reading Program for Students Entering Grades 1-6
Join us for a summer program that is BOOKED SOLID with challenging riddles, games, brainteasers, and of course, reading!

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Author Event: Randall Horton, Ph.D.

Wednesday, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Randall Horton
Hook: A Memoir is a gripping story of transformation. Without excuse or indulgence, author and educator Randall Horton explores his downward spiral: from unassuming Howard University undergraduate, to homeless drug addict, international cocaine smuggler, and incarcerated felon. Then he shows us the redemptive role that writing and literature played in helping him reclaim his life. Please join us for this special author event as Mr. Horton shares his story. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He teaches at the University of New Haven.

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