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  • Posted on 12/27/2012 - 2:40pm

    TitleRelease Date
    Game Change1/8/2013
    House At The End Of The Street   1/8/2013
    Sleep Tight1/8/2013
    Taken 21/15/2013
    The Possession1/15/2013
    To Rome with Love1/15/2013
    Won't Back Down1/15/2013
    For a Good Time, Call1/22/2013
    Searching for Sugar Man1/22/2013
    The Men Who Built America1/22/2013
    The Paperboy1/22/2013
    Downton Abbey - Season 31/29/2013
    Seven Psychopaths1/29/2013
    The Cold Light Of Day1/29/2013

  • Posted on 12/27/2012 - 2:34pm

    TitleArtistRelease Date
    FadeYo La Tengo1/15/2013
    Lead with Your Heart The Tenors1/15/2013
    2013 Grammy NomineesVarious1/22/2013
    Get Up!Ben Harper1/29/2013
    HeartthrobTegan and Sara1/29/2013

  • Posted on 12/27/2012 - 1:52pm

    It’s that time of year again when newspapers and children’s book review journals name the best books of the year.   School Library Journal, Horn Book, Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Times and Kirkus Reviews have all published their lists of the notable books of 2012. In comparing the lists, there are just a few books that emerge consistently across lists.    

    Picture Books

    The picture book This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen was named a top book of 2012 by all 5 of the lists.  This funny, slightly dark story of a small fish who steals the hat of a larger fish is also considered to be a contender for the 2013 Caldecott Award.

    View All Best of 2012 Picture Books in Catalog

    Middle Grade Fiction

    Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead also appeared on 5 different “best of” lists.   Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

    View All Best of 2012 Children’s Fiction Books in Catalog


    There were no nonfiction books that were listed on all 5 sources.  Several were named by 3 different lists including Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close and Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport.

    View All Best of 2012 Children’s Nonfiction Books in Catalog



  • Posted on 12/14/2012 - 1:50pm

    Wilmington Memorial Library offers you an opportunity to honor or memorialize beloved family members and friends by a making a gift to the library in their names. Details and a donation form are available here.

  • Posted on 12/11/2012 - 10:00am

    Wilmington High School yearbooks have been digitized and are now available online via the Internet Archive. The collection includes issues from the 1940s through the 2000s. Click here to view.

  • Posted on 12/03/2012 - 4:05pm

    The fall issue of Star Mag is ready!   It contains artwork, puzzles, and stories all created by kids, ages 8 and up.   Click here to read the Fall 2012 issue of Star Mag.  Printed copies are available in the Children's Room. 

    We will be working on the winter issue at our next meeting on December 12 at 3:30 pm.   All kids ages 8 and up are invited to come help.  There will be laptops, markers, crayons, and other materials to inspire creativity.  Kids unable to attend the meetings can drop off original artwork, stories, poems, book recommendations or other contributions  in the Children’s Room, or email to


  • Posted on 12/01/2012 - 11:46am


    TitleRelease Date
    The Odd Life Of Timothy Green12/4/2012
    Beasts Of The Southern Wild12/4/2012
    Girls: The Complete First Season12/11/2012
    The Bourne Legacy12/11/2012
    Y.E.R.T: Your Environmental Road Trip12/11/2012
    After Kony: Staging Hope12/11/2012
    Dreams of a Life12/11/2012
    Total Recall (2012)12/18/2012
    Sleepwalk with Me12/18/2012
    Liberal Arts12/18/2012
    Trouble With the Curve12/18/2012
    Pitch Perfect12/18/2012
    Resident Evil: Retribution12/21/2012
    The Words12/24/2012

  • Posted on 12/01/2012 - 11:43am

    TitleArtistRelease Date
    O.N.I.F.C.Wiz Khalifa12/4/2012
    Unorthodox JukeboxBruno Mars12/11/2012
    TREGreen Day12/11/2012
    Glee: The Music - The Christmas Album, Vol. 3Glee12/11/2012
    Trouble Man: Heavy Is The HeadT.I12/18/2012
    Terius Nash: 1977The Dream12/18/2012