Teens

Three female teens reading in a chair in the teen areaThe Wallingford Library Teen Area is specially designed for teens in grades 6-12. We offer a great collection of fiction, graphic novels, and manga. Enjoy free wi-fi, a device charging station, and 11 teen computers. Check the online calendar for a listing of programs for teens.

 

Disney Trivia
Monday, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
Open to all in grades 6-12

Get ready to enjoy a night of fun where you test your knowledge of all things DISNEY! From Animation to Theme Parks to Lucasfilm to ESPN. If it’s part of the Disney Family, get ready to put your thinking cap on about it! Get ready to test your brain, laugh, sing- along, and learn some fun new facts as we explore the whole Wonderful World. This program is meant to test dreamers of all ages, so grab your Ears and get ready for a GOOD TIME!

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Polymer Clay Tiny Food
Monday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
Open to all in grades 6-12

Join polymer clay chef Deb Jaffe for a fun, creative tiny food class. Each participant will create a sandwich and charcuterie (cheese and meat plate) which will fit on a nickel, an entrée, and a rainbow cake which would make Chef Buddy say wow! All items will be doll house sized, crafted from POLYMER CLAY! Not edible but adorable for sure! Most materials will be provided via a kit pickup. Some easily available household items will be required.

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Introduction to Babysitting
Saturday, February 27th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Zoom
Registration required
Open to all in grades 5-12

Babysitters have the responsibility of caring for children and making important decisions while they are in charge to keep not only the child safe but themselves as well. Parents entrust their child with the babysitter, therefore, it is crucial he or she knows the basics of child care. In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing.

In addition, with heighted precautions due to COVID-19, babysitters will learn steps he or she can take to decrease the spread of the virus as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such precautions include taking their temperature, wearing gloves and a mask, using hand sanitizer, and washing hands regularly. Participants will also learn symptoms to look for.

The instructor has taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade and is currently a 1st grade teacher. She holds three teacher certifications including Early Childhood, General Education and Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Literacy.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.

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