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  • Posted on 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!

  • Posted on 09/17/2012 - 3:17pm

    TitleArtistRelease Date
    Boy's Don't CryRumer9/4/2012
    NorthMatchbox Twenty9/4/2012
    Away From The WorldMatthews, Dave Band9/11/2012
    CoexistThe xx9/11/2012
    Love This GiantByrne, David9/11/2012
    TempestDylan, Bob9/11/2012
    The CarpenterAvett Brothers9/11/2012
    KissJepsen, Carly Rae9/18/2012
    O.N.I.F.C.Wiz Khalifa9/18/2012
    The Truth About LoveP!nk9/18/2012
    BabelMumford & Sons9/25/2012
    Push and ShoveNo Doubt9/25/2012
    UNO!Green Day9/25/2012

  • Posted on 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.

  • Posted on 09/14/2012 - 11:48am

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    In this futuristic take on the Cinderella story, Cinder is a talented mechanic who also happens to be part robot.  Cinder lives in New Beijing with her stepmother and two stepsisters after her late stepfather rescued her from a hovercraft accident.  A horrible plague that threatens one of Cinder’s sisters, a developing friendship with the handsome Prince Kai, and an evil queen from the planet Lunar are all issues that Cinder must deal with.  Cinder, the first novel in the Lunar Chronicles series, will appeal to both young adult readers and fans of dystopian fiction.

  • Posted on 09/14/2012 - 11:37am

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    What would you do if you woke up one day and learned that the earth’s rotation had started slowing, creating longer periods of sunlight and darkness?  The Age of Miracles tells the story of 11-year-old Julia and her experience with “the slowing.”  At first, the changes are barely noticeable, especially to Julia, who spends her days watching confused scientists on the television.  Soon, the government decides to stick to the 24-hour schedule despite the change in daylight, and those who want to live by the light instead of the clock, the “real-timers,” are shunned by the community.  Julia is worried about what’s happening to the world around her and how it’s affecting her family, but she’s often more concerned about being popular and hanging out with her crush.  This thought-provoking novel will appeal to fans of science-fiction and coming-of-age stories. 

  • Posted on 09/11/2012 - 11:29am

    TitleRelease Date
    30 Rock: Season 69/11/2012
    Snow White & The Huntsman9/11/2012
    Castle: Fourth Season9/18/2012
    Chico and Rita9/18/2012
    Modern Family: Third Season9/18/2012
    The Babymakers9/18/2012
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel9/18/2012
    The Cabin In The Woods9/18/2012
    The Salt of Life9/18/2012
    Damsels in Distress9/25/2012
    Desperate Housewives: Eighth Season9/25/2012
    Marvel's The Avengers9/25/2012
    Pink Ribbons, Inc.9/25/2012
    Portlandia: Seasons One and Two9/25/2012
    Sleepless Night9/25/2012

  • Posted on 09/10/2012 - 2:30pm

    Starting September 8th, we are now open on Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Remember to stop by the Book Store Next Door (run by the Friends of the Library) on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

  • Posted on 09/05/2012 - 12:32pm

    Four year old Sophia Plouffe had a lemonade stand and decided to donate the proceeds to the library! Sophia chose to have Scooby-Doo books to be purchased with her donation. We are grateful to Sophie for thinking of the library.

  • Posted on 08/30/2012 - 4:17pm

    It was a wonderful summer in the Children’s Room.   Hundreds of people came to the library to see puppet shows, magic shows, animal shows, to tie dye and make ice cream,  to attend storytimes, gaming events, movies and book groups. 

    Wilmington kids also did a lot of reading this summer!  A total of 2,110 books were logged online and in the library. 

    Stars Guessing Contest Winners

    The actual number of stars in the jar was 639.  There was a 4 way tie for the closest guess.  The winners were:

    Kate Calvoni

    Cal DiPesa

    Joseph Dynan

    Alyssa Fricia

     Each won a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, and ¼ of the stars.

     Grand Prize Winner

    The winner of a Nook Color was Patrick Xavier. 


    In order to improve our Summer Reading program next year, the Children's Department is conducting a Summer Reading 2012 Evaluation Survey.   There are 2 versions of the survey: one for parents and one for kids.   Please fill out the survey to give feedback on the online review process, the grand prize, the programs and other aspects of the Summer Reading Program.

    Parents Version

    Kids Version



  • Posted on 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.