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The Wonder Room: Our Doors Open To Curiosity

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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!

Note: Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them to enter the building. View our policy.

DROP-IN HOURS
Monday-Friday: 4-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm
You can drop-in during our open hours as long as there isn’t a program taking place in the Wonder Room.

Equipment for In-Library Use
Automobile Engineer Kit by Kids First
Blokus Duo
Brackitz
Brainflakes
City Engineering and Design Building Set by Learning Resources
Dynamo Wooden Domino Set by Hape
GeoSafari Jr. Talking Kids Microscope
Keva Planks
Kid K’Nex
K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set
Monster Balance Game
Power Clix
Q-Ba-Maze

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.

STEAM Kits

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.

Available Kits
Code-a-Pillar
Cubelets
Dash & Dot Wonder Pack
Dash Robot
Dot Creativity Kit
Floor Puzzles
Makey Makey
Ozobots
Perler Beads
Rainbow Loom

STEAM Story Time Themes (Ages 3-7)

Download a PDF of a STEAM Story Time and watch the accompanying video. Instructional PDFs include activities and suggested reading. Videos include a story and an overview of activities.

Astronomy
Balloons
Bread & Butter
Bubbles
Caves
Colors
Dinosaurs
Germs
Nocturnal Animals
Pirates
Pizza
Spooky Science

 

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!

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