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—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 and Wednesday 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!
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.
Thursday, December 2nd, 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Zoom
Grab a warm beverage and cozy up for stories to transport you, touch your heart, and make you laugh.
Jennifer Munro creates funny, original stories that will touch your heart, lift your spirits, and make you laugh. The characters who populate her stories resonate with the frailty and courage of the human condition. You’ll find yourself cheering for them one moment and weeping the next. Her repertoire not only includes personal stories but also fairy and folk tales, myths, and legends, which she brings to life with compelling character voices and her delightful British accent.
Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.
This program is part of Tellebration! A Celebration of the Oral Tradition – a mammoth storytelling event – and that’s no Tall Tale! It’s a storytelling phenomenon, made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Its purpose is to introduce adults, as well as children, to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. It is one of the programs offered by The Connecticut Storytelling Center, based in New London.
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…