A Brief History
The Nature Corner was established in 2012 as a result of a grant awarded to the Wallingford Public Library from the Wallingford Community Women to fund the Wallingford Environmental Literacy Initiative. Two former Wallingford Public Library employees, Mary Heffernon and former Head of Children’s Services, Ruth Gaffey, created the Wallingford Environmental Literacy Initiative (ELI) along with many community partners to inspire the next generation of active environmental citizens.
Now a decade later, the Nature Corner is still connecting children with the nature that lives just outside their doors. Children can learn from live exhibits of local insects, flora, and fauna, as well as from a rotating display of environmental books and the beloved Critter of the Month activity station.