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Summer Reading For All Ages

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Summer Reading for Kids

Race to Space logoIt’s time for Summer Reading! 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!

Reach for the Stars: A Family Read-Together Program Just for Preschoolers
The sky’s the limit when you set your sights on a good book!

Race to Space: A Summer Reading Program for Students Entering Grades 1-6
Join the Race to Space for a summer filled with far out fun!

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Summer Reading for Teens

Game On!

July 1 - August 26

Game On logoGet your game on at the library this summer!

Game On! is a teen summer reading program open to those entering grades 6-12. Come to one or all of the exciting programs, there is something for everyone! Read whatever you like. Each book read enters you to win a prize of your choice. After you have read a book, come and pick up a Reader Entry Form. The prize drawing will be held at the end of the summer to determine the winners. The last day to submit your forms is August 26th.

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Kickoff Event:
Video Game Truck Thursday, July 6th
2:00-4:00 p.m. in the rear parking lot

Come and celebrate the beginning of summer reading by hopping on the video game truck! Play the latest and greatest video game titles on huge high definition TVs. Consoles include the Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS4, Xbox 360, XBOX ONE, and Playstation VR.


It's A Summer Thing for Adults!

Do Your Thing at the Wallingford Public Library!

July 1 - August 30
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This summer, when you read, create, learn, and play using one of Wallingford Public Library’s resources, you are eligible to enter into a drawing to win one of eight gift card prizes and one grand prize.

Beginning July 1, come into the Library to fill out an entry form, or fill out an entry form online. So if you’re on vacation, or just can’t get to the Library, you can still enter to win.

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Choose one of the eight prize you’d like the chance to win. Enter multiple times throughout the summer - enter every time you read, create, learn, and play. The more you do, the more chances you’ll have to win a prize. Each time you enter, you can choose a different prize or you can enter multiple times to win the same prize.

Prizes include $25 gift cards to Colony Lanes, CT Natural Food Mart, Holiday Cinemas, The Library Wine Bar and Bistro, Mr. D’s, Ola Restaurant, Prime Climb (indoor rock climbing), and Scrubbin’ Bubbles. ALL entries will be put into the grand prize drawing for Quandary: An Escape Room Experience for you and three friends (a $108 value!). All entries must be received by August 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Drawings for all prizes take place on August 30 at noon.



Want to hear more about our Summer Programs for kids, teens, and adults? Watch the latest episode of Two Hundred North Main, featuring Julie Rio and Sunnie Scarpa.

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