Wallingford Public Library Assoc

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Wallingford Public Library Assoc

EIN: 06-0653534


To connect people with ideas, experiences, and with each other to inspire, enrich, and inform.

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Library Director

Sunnie Scarpa

Main address

200 N Main St

Wallingford, CT 06492-3728 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Children and youth



NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Services for Children

The Children’s Department serves children from birth through fifth grade, as well as their parents and teachers. We offer resources and programming to encourage literacy, inspire creativity, and instill a lifelong love of learning.

We have weekly story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. We also offer monthly programs for school age children and host many exciting one-time events, including craft programs, author visits, music programs, and many more!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

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

Population(s) Served

The Wallingford Public Library, a center for lifelong learning, offers a wide range of materials to borrow and public programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Population(s) Served

The Collaboratory is our 2,400-square-foot makerspace, digital media lab, and coworking space in the Main Library. It contains a wide variety of state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional handcrafting tools. The Collaboratory is divided into two areas. The main space contains computers, work tables, a horseshoe booth with a projection and collaboration system, and a popup photography/video studio. The smaller room, which we’ve named the Vault, houses the equipment that requires staff supervision. We provide individual instruction about the more complex equipment as well as small group maker activities.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It's hard to get feedback from people we don't serve, to find out what barriers exist.


Wallingford Public Library Assoc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2023 WPL 2023 Audit 2021 Wallingford Public Library Association
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 34% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Wallingford Public Library Assoc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Wallingford Public Library Assoc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $61,846 $259,045 $614,695 -$360,785 $330,869
As % of expenses 1.8% 7.8% 20.3% -10.2% 9.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $61,846 $259,045 $614,695 -$360,785 $330,869
As % of expenses 1.8% 7.8% 20.3% -10.2% 9.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,355,527 $3,495,075 $3,384,600 $3,497,111 $3,890,572
Total revenue, % change over prior year -0.8% 4.2% -3.2% 3.3% 11.3%
Program services revenue 2.6% 1.9% 0.8% 1.4% 1.8%
Membership dues 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.9% 0.6%
Investment income 1.5% 1.5% 1.8% 2.2% 1.4%
Government grants 92.3% 90.9% 94.1% 91.4% 86.8%
All other grants and contributions 1.8% 4.2% 0.8% 2.3% 3.4%
Other revenue 1.3% 1.0% 1.6% 1.8% 5.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,346,927 $3,312,333 $3,021,420 $3,528,989 $3,506,045
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.7% -1.0% -8.8% 16.8% -0.7%
Personnel 70.8% 72.9% 69.7% 64.1% 69.3%
Professional fees 0.7% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 0.7%
Occupancy 3.4% 3.0% 3.1% 3.0% 3.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 25.1% 23.1% 26.3% 32.1% 26.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,346,927 $3,312,333 $3,021,420 $3,528,989 $3,506,045
One month of savings $278,911 $276,028 $251,785 $294,082 $292,170
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,625,838 $3,588,361 $3,273,205 $3,823,071 $3,798,215

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 3.6 4.3 6.1 5.0 6.4
Months of cash and investments 10.1 11.1 14.9 11.3 13.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 8.5 9.5 12.9 9.8 11.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $998,539 $1,190,615 $1,545,489 $1,475,273 $1,857,223
Investments $1,819,537 $1,876,140 $2,213,487 $1,849,519 $1,980,429
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $2,371,513 $2,630,558 $3,245,253 $2,884,468 $3,215,337
Temporarily restricted net assets $23,779 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $422,784 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $446,563 $436,197 $513,723 $440,324 $622,315
Total net assets $2,818,076 $3,066,755 $3,758,976 $3,324,792 $3,837,652

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Library Director

Sunnie Scarpa

Sunnie Scarpa stepped into the role of Library Director at the Wallingford Public Library in September 2023. She previously served as the Head of Children’s Services in Wallingford from May 2013 until May 2019, when she left to accept the position of Library Director at the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison, CT. Scarpa has a bachelor's degree from Gordon College, a master's degree in Information & Library Science from Southern CT State University, and a certificate in Financial Success for NonProfits from Cornell University.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 10/03/2023
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Board chair

Clifford Overstrum

Carol Mikulski

Clifford Overstrum

Art Elliott

Deron Chang

Kristi Doerr

Jaime Hine

Jared Liu

William Pursell

Umera Raza

Wilma Stahura

Suzanne Wright

Tricia d'Oliviera

Lisa-Marie Bellemore

Maria Rodriguez McBride

Dara Solan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes