• The library will be closed Friday, June 25th for a Staff Development Day

Library Services Update

The Library Building Is Open to the Public

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 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.

 

Borrowing & Returning Items

Wallingford Library is offering Park ‘n Pickup no-contact pickup service for library materials. Requests may be placed by phone or online catalog. Park ‘n Pickup is now available for both Wallingford residents and non-residents!

Items should be returned to the outdoor book drop anytime or inside the building during regular operation hours! Please return items promptly so that others may enjoy them.

 

Using Computers

45-minute appointments for computer use may be scheduled online or by phone at (203)265-6754. You may book one appointment per day.

For short-term use (15 minutes or less), we have 2 Express computers available without an appointment on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Book Seller

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 4 bags or boxes of gently used books and textbooks on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the garage, no appointment necessary. Please, no books that are yellow, soiled, moldy, or torn.

 

Collaboratory Services

The Collaboratory is open for self service with no in-person instruction available. We expect to resume full-service hours in late July. Collaboratory computers are available by appointment for digital media software.

Limited laser cutting is offered using library-provided supplies or your own materials. You may submit a laser cutter request via our online form. We also accept 3D print requests. Please call or stop by the Information Desk for details.

 

Virtual Programming for All Ages

Check out our calendar to see what’s going on!

Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil the Dog Listener

dog in a field of flowersTuesday, June 29th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required

Join Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, through Zoom to learn to think like your dog and ‘speak’ the language of canines. Learn the 4 key drivers of canine behavior, including the surprising cause of common issues like anxieties, toileting indoors, excessive barking, aggression, jumping, pulling, destructive chewing, etc. Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind, lasting way. In doing so, say goodbye to your dog’s behavioral challenges! And, say hello to a more enjoyable relationship with your calmer, happier dog! Have your questions ready for an informative, fun session!

Once registered, you will be contacted prior to the program with participation instructions.

Register

Write a Letter to the Library: Be a Part of Our COVID-19 Archival Project

Letters to the Library logoIt 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…