Posted on Friday, December 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:17pm
The library is sponsoring Food for Fines from October 9 until November 21. You may clear any fines on your account by bringing in nonperishable food items to help supply the Wilmington Food Pantry. In the spirit of Food for Fines, it is recommended that the value of the food items be close to the amount of fines on your card.
Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 - 9:34am
New doors and windows will be installed at the library during the month of October. On Monday, October 1, please note that patrons will not be able to use the front entrance to the library while the new doors are being installed. At the end of the week, the back entrance will be closed while the new back doors are being installed. Following installation of the doors, the installation of the new windows will begin.
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:02am
The Friends of the Library have put together a gift basket filled with a variety of items for Patriots fans including two tickets to the Patriots versus Houston Texans game on Monday, December 10, at 8:30. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased at the main desk. All proceeds benefit the library. Winner will be drawn on November 1.
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:20am
The library received 18 entries in the Wilmington Through Art Contest demonstrating incredible artistic talent. The three judges from the Wilmington Arts Council, Jane Crane, Marge Elia and Jean Chang, commented on the challenge of having to select the winners. The following are the winning entries:
First place: Autumn Path-Silver Lake by Philip Mackenzie
Second Place: The Gazebo on the Common by Angela Wang
Third Place: Wildwood Street Barn by Maureen Thorpe
Honorable Mention: The Jonathan Buck House by May DiPietro.
Posted on Tuesday, September 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 Monday, September 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 Tuesday, August 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.
Posted on Thursday, May 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.
Posted on Thursday, April 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.
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.
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
Giraffes by Carly Thayer
All Monkeys by Keira Rice
Dolphins by Sonny Rebeiro
Pandas by Jessi Ding
The Legend of the Ocean by Aidan Briere
Bald Eagle by Ali Rana
Frogs by Tyler Ward
One Moose Standing Strong by Brendan Daly
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
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