Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:23pm

    The library is hosting an After Hours Talent Showcase on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm featuring the talented kids of Wilmington in grades K-12.  We are looking for kids and teens who can:

    • Sing
    • Dance
    • Play an Instrument
    • Juggle
    • Do Magic Tricks
    • Hula Hoop

    Any other talent is welcome, also.  Please fill out an application either online or by printing out the application, filling it and bringing it in to the library by Wednesday, April 15 at 9pm.  Please plan to attend the rehearsal on April 22 at 1pm.

    Any questions, please contact Victoria Waitt at or 978-694-2098.

  • Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:22pm

    The Children’s Department is happy to announce the launch of their eight Early Literacy Fun Packs! These backpacks are filled with books and activities targeting the five early literacy skills, Reading, Writing, Singing, Playing and Talking. Each backpack includes books, a music CD, a Magic Board, and toys related to a theme. An Activity Guide for the parent or caregiver is also included, which consists of activities, songs, and games that help support early literacy skills at home. The eight themes include Alphabet, Bears, Bedtime, Colors, Counting, Farm, Five Senses, and Shapes. You can find the Early Literacy Fun Packs in the Children’s Room at the circulation desk. The backpacks can be checked out for one week at a time and can be placed on hold by Wilmington patrons.   Stop by the library today and check out a Fun Pack!


  • Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:53pm

    Do you need volunteer hours? Do you enjoy working with children? Then fill out an online application for Book Buddies! This fun literacy program involves being paired with a young child for three activities: reading, making a craft, and sharing a snack. It involves a three-week commitment, with your choice of sessions in March or April.

    Apply here: Teen Book Buddies Application - March/April 2015

  • Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:37pm

    The program with author/illustrator David Hyde Costello has been rescheduled for Monday, February 23 at 6:30 pm.

  • Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 5:16pm

    It’s that time of year where newspapers, book review journals, and reading websites publish “Best of” lists.  We compared various compilations and selected repeat winners for our own lists.  Click on the links below to find these books in our catalog or to print out a copy of the list. 

    Best Picture Books 2014

    View in online catalog  

    View PDF

    Best Kids Fiction 2014

    View in online catalog  

    View PDF

    Best Kids Nonfiction 2014

    View in online catalog

    View PDF


  • Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:41pm


    With colder weather now here, outdoor playdates are not always possible. Why not consider having your next playdate at the Wilmington Memorial Library?  Thanks to the generosity of the community through the Friends Annual Appeal, we have lots of new toys that encourage collaborative play.

  • Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:58pm


    Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Submit an online application here to become a Book Buddy. This six-week commitment in October and November enables teens to be paired with a child for three fun activities at every session: reading, snacking, and completing a craft.

    For more information, click on the above link or look at our Fall Events brochure.

  • Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:07pm

    New to the Teen Zone: DVDs of movies based on teen books. You've read the book, now see the movie. From Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to I Am Number Four, the adventure doesn't need to end when you reach the last page - now you can watch the book come to life.

    Find these DVDs and more shelved above the video games in the Teen Zone. More titles will be added soon, including the much anticipated DVD of The Fault in Our Stars!

  • Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 2:45pm

    Last week we held a Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for those entering grades 5-8. Two groups of tweens had lots of fun working together to create their own stop-motion short films using clay, a tripod, a camera, Windows Movie Maker, and their wonderful imaginations. A special thank you goes out to Maria for her expertise.

    Here are the two films:

  • Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:07am

    The library offers storytimes for various ages. Storytimes help build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Click the following link to see age groups, days the meetings are held, and to register for the appropriate meeting: