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Wilmington Through Art Entries on Display

Wilmington Through Art Entries on Display
Posted by Tina Stewart on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 9:41am

Stop by to see eighteen beautiful paintings depicting images of Wilmington that have been entered in the Wilmington Through Art Contest. The paintings will be on display through Saturday, September 22 when Wilmington Arts Council judges will select first, second and third place winners.

Here's a few samples. Stop by the library or visit our Flickr page to see more!

Town of Wilmington Information Table at Community Fair

Town of Wilmington Information Table at Community Fair
Posted by Tina Stewart on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 2:25pm

This year's Community Fair features the Town of Wilmington Information Table with representatives from various Town Departments on hand to answer questions. The Town Clerk's staff will be availabe to register voters. Town Manager Michael Caira and Assistant Manager Jeff Hull will be there from 10:30 am to 12 noon giving residents the opportunity to wish Mr. Caira well in his retirement and meet Mr. Hull, Wilmington’s newly appointed Town Manager.

Wilmington Through Art Contest

Wilmington Through Art Contest
Posted by Tina Stewart on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 2:42pm

We hope that many local artists will be submitting entires in the Wilmington Through Art Contest. Please click the above link for contest rules. Artists may bring their work to the library with the completed entry form by September 15.

Wilmington Through Art Contest

Wilmington Through Art Contest
Posted by Tina Stewart on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 2:40pm

In celebration of Wilmington’s 282nd anniversary of incorporation on September 25, 1730,  the library is sponsoring “Wilmington Through Art Contest.”  Entries must be hand produced art work and must represent Wilmington. Examples are Town Common, Silver Lake, town buildings, historical sites, etc.  Click here for application.

Poetry Contest Winners

Poetry Contest Winners
Posted by Tina Stewart on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 10:56am

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Poetry Contest.  This year's theme was animals,inspiring over 200 poems. Winners and honorable meniton recipients are invited to Poetry Night on Tuesday, April 25 to read their poems and receive prizes and certificates. Thank you to our judges: Peggy Kane, President, Friends of the Library, Kate Burnham, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and Barbara Raab, Children's Librarian.


Poetry Winners

Kindergarten – Grade 1 Category


By Kellen Warren

Penguins live in igloos that are cold,

In the Arctic they eat fish we are told.

The dads stay with their eggs,

Holding them with their feet and legs.


Grade 2 -3 Category


By Ryan Garrant


The owl lays silently in a tree.

Silently, the mouse creeps slowly on the woodland floor.

On silent wings, the owl flies towards thy mouse, flap, flap, flap... but never heard.

Suddenly the mouse breaks the stillness of the night.

Eeeek!  sadly, it is too late.

The owl then flies silently into the night.


Grade 4-5 Category

The Poem of the Bad Dog

By Gianna Misiraca


Don’t want to fetch sticks,

Don’t want to sit for my owner,

I steal food from the fridge

And take the printer toner.

I’m the worst dog of all,

I don’t follow rules,

I won’t do tricks,

Those are for fools.

I’m a realy picky dog,

I’ll only eat treats,

But I am so loveable

I can’t be beat!


Middle School Category


By Kathryn Rohleder


Small and shiny

Swimming in circles

Never finding the end

of the imaginary maze

The tiny turtle tired out



The tiny turtle

submerges in the

clay colored water


The tiny turtle was gone like

a mysterious phantom

in the shadows of the night


High School Category

Paradox with Legs

By Amy Lynn Warner


You frighten me, so.

I scream, I screech, I squeal

and yet you move not.

You're in the corner waiting to make your move,

I'm running out the door calling for help.

You fearless creature, you.

You wretched beast.

If you were another, I would not mind.

I rather anything but you.

You and your eight limbs to torture society.

I only have passion and hopes for life, and

yet you make me go against all I stand for.

My morals twist, my body horrid,

all because of a stupid little spider.


Adult Category

The Zookeeper’s Symphony

By Christine Blaisdell


On a Saturday night, when the zookeeper’s keys

Have locked the front gates with a click and a squeeze,

The hippos let go a most watery moan

And the toucans catch hold of the rich overtone.

The primates percuss, snapping fingers and toes,

While the elephant inhales and lifts its great nose.

In the dim light of a thin crescent moon,

A trill, a crescendo, a riotous tune

The peacocks conduct with an arrogant flare,

Coaxing a growl from the lone polar bear.

The zebras create a fine washboard effect

Rubbing their stripes side to side, neck to neck.

A smart pair of meerkats barks up the scale;

A young leopard whines while chasing its tail.

Up on the high ground, some old mountain goats

Bleat several sweet bars of staccato notes.

Then, an African lion adds a deep roar

To the rippling sounds of the sleepy sloth’s snore.

The zookeeper smiles as she hangs up her keys,

Then, humming along, plays the spoons on her knees.


Honorable Mention Poems


Kindergarten-Grade 1

Giraffes by Carly Thayer

All Monkeys by Keira Rice


Grade 2-3

Dolphins by Sonny Rebeiro

Pandas by Jessi Ding


Grade 4-5

The Legend of the Ocean by Aidan Briere

Bald Eagle by Ali Rana


Middle School

Frogs by Tyler Ward

One Moose Standing Strong by Brendan Daly


High School

Animals are We by Mei Lu Barnum

When You Walk in the Forrest by Julia Ferraro



To an Undaunted Doe by Sr Mildred A. Rothwell OSF

New Jersey Road by M Barbara Duris



National Library Week Message from Library Director

National Library Week Message from Library Director
Posted by Tina Stewart on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:03am

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.   As part of the celebraton, we would like you tell us why the library is important to you. Just click on the link in the banner on our home page. Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searchin for information for a homework assignment, we want you to know you are important to use and we are here for you. 

Tina Stewart
Library Director

Four Guys in Tuxes: After Hours Concert

Four Guys in Tuxes: After Hours Concert
Posted by Tina Stewart on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 11:47am

Tickets are now on sale for the library's next After Hours Concert on Friday, March 30, 7 pm.  If you enjoy Motown to Cole Porter, you’ll love “Four Guys in Tuxes”.  These versatile vocalists and musicians will wow you with a wide range of toe tapping tunes taking requests from the audience to boot.  Take advantage of an opportunity for an inexpenisve evening “out on the town” close to home.  The After Hours Concert is held on the first floor with reserved seating, Starbucks coffee, dessert, and a complimentary glass of wine included. Tickets are $10 Must be 21+.

Happy Holidays from the Library Staff

Happy Holidays from the Library Staff
Posted by Tina Stewart on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 3:52pm

Just a reminder that the library will be closed Saturday December 24 through Monday December 26.  Stop by the library to stock up with books, dvds, music, etc. before the long holiday weekend.  The library staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Food for Fines

Food for Fines
Posted by Tina Stewart on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:46am

The library is accepting non-perishable foods in lieu of money for overdue fines during the month of December. In the spirt of Food for Fines, the amount of the donation should be comparable to the amount of the fine owed. There is no limit to the amount of fines that can be waived, but food canot be used to pay for lost or damaged books. Donated food items should be in good condition and not have expired dates. Collected food will be donated to the Wilmington Food Pantry. Suggested items are listed on the Community Fund website.

Win a Boston Bruins Gift Basket

Win a Boston Bruins Gift Basket
Posted by Tina Stewart on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 4:41pm

Bruins fans who would like a chance to win a gift basket filled with Bruins items including two tickets for a Bruins game on January 31 with Ottawa Senators can purchase tickets for a drawing at the library.  Other items in the basket include sticks and pucks autographed by your favorite players, a  Bruins back pack, winter cap, NHL scarf, throw blanket and ice scraper.  Tickets can be purchased for $2 each and 3 for $5 at the library’s main desk. The gift basket is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Thanks to Dan Wandell, Vice-President of the Friends of the Library, for donating the Bruins gift basket. The drawing for the gift basket will be held on Friday, December 16, just in time to give the gift to a Bruins fan for Christmas.


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