The Library Building Is Open to the Public
- Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED
The Wallingford Public Library will continue to require that its patrons and staff wear masks in all public areas, including the Book Seller.
Children under 5—for whom vaccinations are not yet available—will be especially at risk in our library if we stop wearing masks.
Please do your part to protect our community and continue to wear a mask in the Wallingford Public Library until further notice.
Computer appointments are no longer necessary. Simply stop in at your convenience. You may have a 60-minute session, with 2 additional 15-minute extensions if nobody is waiting.
The Book Seller is open! Their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to noon & 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition, the Book Seller is accepting donations of up to 2 bags or boxes of gently used books, textbooks, DVDs, and CDs during store hours. Please, no books that are yellow, soiled, moldy, or torn.
The Collaboratory has resumed full-service hours. Our staff is available to assist you during these hours:
- Monday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
- Tuesday: 1:00-9:00
- Wednesday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
- Thursday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-9:00
- Friday: 1:00-5:00
- Saturday: 9:30-1:00 & 1:30-5:00
Check out our calendar to see what’s going on!
Etsy Artisan Holiday Market
Saturday, December 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Wallingford Garden Club Holiday Pop-up Boutique
Tuesday, December 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room
There are two opportunities this month to shop small at the library while supporting local makers and community organizations.
The Etsy Artisan Holiday Market returns on Saturday, December 11th. All vendors are graduates of the Library’s Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshops. Mark your calendars for this opportunity to purchase unique products handcrafted by local artisans just in time for your holiday celebrations.
Wallingford Garden Club returns to the library on Tuesday, December 14th to help you decorate for the holidays! There will be a wide variety of fresh floral designs for sale as well as wreaths. Drop in from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to pick out your one-of-a-kind piece. Many items will be priced at only $5.
For several years, the Library has partnered with the Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain to provide free income tax preparation. HRA of New Britain is seeking new volunteers to prepare returns for the upcoming tax season. No prior experience is needed, and free training is provided by the IRS and HRA. Tax sites are located throughout central Connecticut, including Wallingford and Meriden. To learn more, email email@example.com.
It can be easy to think of history as the past. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that history happens every day. This is why we have launched an archival project called Letters to the Library, where we are gathering and sharing community members’ responses about this historic time. We need your help with this project! You could even win a gift card to the Wallingford business of your choice. Learn more…