Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 2:30pm


    In your opinion, what were some of the best books of 2013? You can vote now on which titles you feel should be in the YALSA Top Ten list, along with other teen readers across the country. Voting is open now through October 22nd. (My pick is Tilt by Ellen Hopkins - gritty realistic fiction at its finest.)


    Vote here

    Do you have an amazing book you want to recommend to others? Visit our Teen Facebook and send me a quick review - I'll post them on my blog!


  • Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 3:00pm

    Did you know? There is now an iPad available just for teens to borrow for up to the two hours in the Teen Zone. It's loaded with the hottest games!

    Newsflash! There is now a True Stories section in Teen Non-fiction - for those of you who enjoy a hearty serving of reality. We have books about ghastly crimes, haunted happenings, tales of survival, and even a book about fairies (true story?!). Look above the Biographies or ask your friendly librarian for assistance (or recommendations!) 

  • Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:00pm

    We had a successful “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program this year.  Nearly 800 kids signed up and collectively logged 5,348 books!   Any child who was signed up for the program and read or listened to 5 or more books  was eligible to receive a certificate for a free ice cream at MVP-Merrimack Valley Pavillion.  Stop by the Children’s room by August 30 to pick your child's up if you haven’t done so already.  Also stop by to pick up your child's reading certificate, decorated prairie dogs and any additional stickers he or she may have earned!   Thank you to the Friends of the Library and our sponsors for helping make our our summer reading program such a success!  

    Check out the pictures of our summer fun!

     We would like feedback from everyone who participated in the summer reading program.  What did you like about it?  What would you like to see improved?  Please tell us so we can make next year's program even better.






  • Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 - 2:20pm

    Attention all Wilmington teens:


    Please take this survey about the Teen Zone so YOUR space can be better than ever. Your opinions matter - a lot!

  • Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 4:19pm

                       Watch this space for librarian-approved teen titles!

  • Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:09pm

    The winner of the Kindergarten Backpack is Arielle Viana. The drawing was open to all kids who will be starting kindergarten in the fall and used their own library card to check out a book. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding the cool Wilmington Wildcats backpack and the books, school supplies and goodies inside.

  • Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10:34am

    Do stuff you'd do anyway and win prizes for it: Teen Tech Bingo is now open! If you're in middle or high school, view our Bingo card at to play. Download music, read or write fanfic, make movies, check out an ipad: there are plenty of ways to win prizes, and a month to do it in. Have fun!

  • Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:52pm

    It’s that time of year again when newspapers and children’s book review journals name the best books of the year.   School Library Journal, Horn Book, Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Times and Kirkus Reviews have all published their lists of the notable books of 2012. In comparing the lists, there are just a few books that emerge consistently across lists.    

    Picture Books

    The picture book This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen was named a top book of 2012 by all 5 of the lists.  This funny, slightly dark story of a small fish who steals the hat of a larger fish is also considered to be a contender for the 2013 Caldecott Award.

    View All Best of 2012 Picture Books in Catalog

    Middle Grade Fiction

    Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead also appeared on 5 different “best of” lists.   Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

    View All Best of 2012 Children’s Fiction Books in Catalog


    There were no nonfiction books that were listed on all 5 sources.  Several were named by 3 different lists including Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close and Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport.

    View All Best of 2012 Children’s Nonfiction Books in Catalog



  • Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012 - 4:05pm

    The fall issue of Star Mag is ready!   It contains artwork, puzzles, and stories all created by kids, ages 8 and up.   Click here to read the Fall 2012 issue of Star Mag.  Printed copies are available in the Children's Room. 

    We will be working on the winter issue at our next meeting on December 12 at 3:30 pm.   All kids ages 8 and up are invited to come help.  There will be laptops, markers, crayons, and other materials to inspire creativity.  Kids unable to attend the meetings can drop off original artwork, stories, poems, book recommendations or other contributions  in the Children’s Room, or email to


  • Posted on Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 4:38pm

    Teen Read Week has passed for another year, but that doesn't mean we're done. Brandy (the Teen Librarian) has been visiting classes at Wilmington High School and Wilmington Middle School and talking up some great books. Browse the middle school list or the high school list and see what sounds good!