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Library Services Update

The Library Building Is Open to the Public

Visiting the Library

Letter From the Library Director

Library services are restricted to browsing & borrowing materials, use of computers by appointment, and copier, scanner, & fax equipment.

  • Please keep your visits brief.
  • All seating, other than that at the computers, will be unavailable.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring any food or drink into the library.
  • Meetings, onsite programs, and interactive play areas remain suspended.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID, please do not come to the library.
  • While on library property, you must practice social distancing and proper use of an appropriate face mask covering both the nose and mouth at all times (our policy). An appropriate face covering shall consist of a cloth mask or disposable procedure-style mask that completely covers the individual’s nose and mouth. An appropriate face covering shall not include “neck gaiters,” bandanas, scarves, or exhalation valve masks. All visitors, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine, must wear an appropriate face mask. You must put your mask on BEFORE entering the building.

Open Access Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. (closed 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. for deep cleaning and sanitizing)
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

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! 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.

The photo printer in the Collaboratory is available during the 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekday appointment times.

 

Tax Forms & Tax Assistance

Federal tax forms are available in the lower lobby vestibule. We will not receive state tax forms this year. To request a Connecticut income tax form to be mailed to your home, please call the Department of Revenue Services at 800-382-9463.

Free tax preparation services are available in Wallingford. File virtually or schedule a drop off appointment. Learn more…

 

Collaboratory Services

Collaboratory computers are available by appointment for digital media software, with photo printing allowed during the 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekday appointment times.

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

 

Virtual Programming for All Ages

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

Poet Laureate Presents: Award-Winning Poet Arthur Sze

Arthur SzeWednesday, May 12th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required

This program is co-sponsored by Wallingford’s Poet Laureate, Debora Kuan.

Join us as we welcome distinguished poet Arthur Sze for a virtual visit. This is a can’t-miss event for writers, poets, and literature lovers of all ages!

Arthur Sze is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2021), Sight Lines (2019), for which he received the National Book Award; Compass Rose (2014), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ginkgo Light (2009), selected for the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Book Award; Quipu (2005); The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970–1998 (1998), selected for the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Asian American Literary Award; and Archipelago (1995), selected for an American Book Award. He has also published one book of Chinese poetry translations, The Silk Dragon (2001), selected for the Western States Book Award, and edited Chinese Writers on Writing (2010).

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

Register

Book Seller Now Accepting Limited Donations

Book Seller logoThe Book Seller is accepting donations of the following items on Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., no appointment necessary:

  • Gently used books*
  • Textbooks

Beginning May 18th, the Book Seller will also accept donations without appointment on Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Limit 4 bags or boxes per person at this time.

Thank you for supporting the Book Seller!

*Please, no books that are yellow, soiled, moldy, or torn.

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…