Blog Archive

  • Posted on 03/27/2014 - 5:07pm

    The April Book Buddies Program is still accepting applicants from Teen Volunteers (

    The time for the sessions in April has also been switched to Fridays at 3:45pm until 4:45pm. This change has been made to better accomodate the schedules of both volunteers and the kids interested in participating. 

    Any teen volunteers or children that are interested in the Book Buddies program that are only available on Saturday mornings may still apply. Please specify if this is the case.


    Thank you!

  • Posted on 03/25/2014 - 3:57pm

    Welcome to our new Technology Librarian Brad McKenna.  Brad brings his technology experience from the private sector and will receive his Masters Degree in Library Science from Simmons College in May 2014.

  • Posted on 03/19/2014 - 1:58pm

    Calling all Friends! You are invited to the Friends Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm.  All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket with a chance to win a Downton Abbey gift basket.  New members are welcome to join at the door. The event includes a book talk by Wilmington's reader extraordinaire Eileen MacDougall and a fun book game plus refreshments and a chance to socialize with other library advocates.

  • Posted on 03/12/2014 - 9:27am

      In April, the Children's and Teen Departments will be partnering again to bring you Book Buddies! Children who are ages 4+ will be paired with a teen volunteer. With his or her teen Book Buddy, your child can practice reading or be read to, do a fun craft, and share a snack!

    When: Every Saturday morning in April (April 5, 12, 19, 26) at 10am

    How to sign up: come in, call Youth Services, or register online at (register once for all four dates!)

    ** Teens - Want to volunteer to be a Book Buddy? Apply here: book-buddies-april-2014

  • Posted on 03/05/2014 - 10:52am

    Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Apply to participate in our great Book Buddies Program for April!

    The Book Buddies program is an opportunity for teens in grades 9-12 to earn community service hours by interacting with a young child. During the course of four weeks, you will be paired with a child for a one-hour session once a week. Together you will read, share a snack, and do a fun craft!

    There is a mandatory training session followed by four sessions - every Saturday morning in April.

    For more information and to apply, please visit Teen Volunteers - Book Buddies April 2014.

  • Posted on 03/04/2014 - 12:06pm

    The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door resumes Wednesday hours on Wednesday, March 5. The store is open 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. Shop for gently used books at bargain prices!

  • Posted on 03/03/2014 - 1:31pm

     Attention teens: We have a brand new survey and would love to hear what you think the Teen Zone's future should hold!


    Please take the survey here: New Teen Zone Survey!

  • Posted on 03/03/2014 - 9:49am

    *Due to a very enthusiastic response, applications for March Book Buddiesare no longer being accepted. We are excited so many teens have volunteered!

    Please apply for April Book Buddies!

    The application deadline for our April program is March 25th.

           Click here to view the Teen Book Buddies application for April.