The Wonder Room is a multi-purpose space designed for STEAM exploration, doing homework after school, group projects, story time programs, or just hanging out!
Quarterly Themes Each quarter, you can explore a new theme in the Wonder Room. You will have the opportunity to register to attend in-person programs and take home kits. We are also excited to offer you the chance to explore with self-paced activities. For these, you can drop-in during our open hours as long as there isn’t a program taking place in the Wonder Room.
Note: Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them to enter the building. View our policy.
FALL 2021: Explore Energy!
This fall, we will explore energy! Where we acquire energy and how we use it. Take a closer look at both fossil fuels and sustainable energy.
Open Discovery: Energy Exploration
Sept 20th-Oct 30th | Grades K-5 | Wonder Room | Drop-in | Adult Supervision Required
During the fall, explore energy in the Wonder Room. Take a closer look at fossil fuels and sustainable energy. This is a self-guided activity. Adult supervision required.
Sept 20th-Oct 9th: Design a solar-powered house with Legos and observe the formation of peat.
Oct 11th-Oct 30th: Build a wind turbine and try your hand at core sampling to look for natural gas.
Equipment for In-Library Use
The Wonder Room at Home
You can enjoy STEAM activities at home with the Wonder Room STEAM Kits and PDF instructions of past STEAM story time kits and activities.
These are available in the Children’s Room to check out and take home.
- Kits are checked out for 2 weeks.
- No holds or renewals are allowed on our STEAM kits.
- No late fees, but patrons will be billed for lost items.
Dash & Dot Wonder Pack
Dot Creativity Kit
Thank you to our donors!
Patricia and William Coppola
The Wallingford Foundation (Rotary Club)
The Estate of Marilyn Ollayos
James H. Napier Foundation
Wadsworth Family Foundation
Eversource Energy Foundation
Wal-mart Community Foundation
A gift in memory of Seamus McDonnell
Kiwanis Club of Wallingford
Individual donations from families and library lovers!