• The library will be closed until further notice. Please keep your library materials at home. Overdue fines will not be charged during this time.

Library Closed

The Wallingford Public Library is closed until further notice. We are continuously reviewing updated guidelines from public health authorities and plan to reopen as soon as we safely can. Currently the staff is available by phone and email from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please keep your library materials at home rather than returning them to the book drop during the closure. Overdue fines will not be charged during this time.

In the meantime, please enjoy our digital collections and online resources. We appreciate your patience and understanding and miss seeing you every day.

Ancestry Library Edition Temporarily Available From Home

Ancestry Library Edition logoStart or continue finding your roots while you’re safe at home. Ancestry Library Edition, which is only available on computers at the Main Library, is temporarily allowing remote access. Ancestry is a powerful tool for genealogical and historical research. It includes census, military, court, land, probate, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more.

Book Buzz @ Home: Book Talk on Zoom

Cindy HaikenTuesday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Do you love to read? Are you always looking for your next great book? Are you bummed that you missed our last Book Buzz presentation? Then grab your beverage of choice and join Readers’ Advisory Librarian Cindy Haiken to hear about books coming out this spring and summer that are getting the most pre-publication buzz!

Nothing can stop Cindy from talking about books (believe us, we’ve tried!).

Join us on Zoom or call 1-646-558-8656 to listen in (meeting ID: 749 031 472). Download the Book Buzz: 20 Notables handout for a sneak preview.

Story Time Online: LIVE with Our Children’s Librarians

storytimeStory Time (Ages 0-5): Monday, March 30th, Wednesday, April 1st & Friday, April 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
Read Aloud for Older Readers: Tuesday, March 31st at 4:00 p.m.
Pajama Story Time: Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Children’s Librarians for an online story time! We will be broadcasting a LIVE story time program via the library’s Facebook page. Can’t tune in live? The story time will stay posted on our page to watch until 9:00 p.m. on the day it is broadcast. Visit the Library’s Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordlibrary.

Temporary Increase on hoopla Limits

hoopla logoIn order to better serve the community while our physical collection is unavailable, we are temporarily increasing the limit on hoopla materials from 4 to 7 per calendar month. Be sure to take a look at their Bonus Borrows Collection, which does not count against your monthly limit through April. Please visit our digital media page to explore all of our electronic collection options.