Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • 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!

  • Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:45am


    We are very excited that Mackenzie the listening Scottie will be coming to the library monthly to listen to children read.    Mackenzie will be at the library on October 29, November 26 and December 17 between 5 and 6 pm.  Mackenzie is a great listener who loves to have kids of all ages read to him. Reading out loud to dogs is great way for kids to improve their reading skills. It helps kids build confidence to read to a nonjudgmental listener like Mackenzie. Mackenzie has been certified as a therapy dog by the Pets & People Foundation.   Call the Children’s Department to sign up for a  15 minute session between 5 and 6 pm. 

  • Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 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 Thursday, August 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