Blog Archive

  • Posted on 06/30/2014 - 4:17pm

    Pam Gardner has joined the library staff as our new Marketing Librarian. Pam will be creating our  promotional materials and getting the word out about all the library has to offer the community.

  • Posted on 06/24/2014 - 3:39pm

    We're always on the lookout for new resources to pass along and we're happy to have found Digital Learn. Founded by the Public Library Association with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, it was created to serve as "an online hub for digital literacy support and training." Right now the topics covered are:

    • Getting Started on the Computer
    • Using a PC
    • Using a Mac
    • Basic Search
    • Navigating a Web Site
    • Intro to Email (2 parts)
    • Online Job Searching
    • Cloud Storage
    • Intro to Facebook

    The topics are delivered in classes with slides accompanied by audio. Each class is covered in a series of "chapters" if you will. You can stop and replay the chapters whenever you need.

    The time each topic will take to complete is listed as well as how long each chapter will take. That way if you only have 10 minutes to spare, you know that you can complete the 6 minute Navigating a Web Site class. 

    Lastly, you can download a pdf of the class. It comes will all the slides and a transcript of the audio. That way if you're stuck on something you can refer to the pdf for the answer without having to hop back on the site.

    So try it out by going to Research & Learning on the left and then clicking the Spotlight: Digital Learn under Online Resources.  Or you can go there directly by clicking this link:

    Let us know what you think! (Contact Us)

  • Posted on 06/23/2014 - 4:52pm

     The Friends of the Library have put together an Ice Cream Gift basket with some nice treats for ice cream lovers  including a Cuisinart ice cream maker. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 1. All proceeds benefit the Wilmington Memorial Library.

  • Posted on 06/23/2014 - 3:15pm

    Long gone are the days when the library offered just physical materials. That's a boon to everyone because our building isn't all that big. By offering digital materials through such EBookrealdatabases as Overdrive and Zinio, we can provide more materials than ever.

    However, accessing those materials can be challenging. No two databases are exactly alike, so being comfortable with one doesn't guarantee comfort with another. Plus, a database can undergo an upgrade in a moment's notice, dashing familiar ways of accessing the materials. But have no fear, we are here to help.

    Below is a series of links to documents that will provide a brief introduction to four of our digital collections. Each document includes some general facts and some navigational tips to help you make sense of what you're seeing and how to move around. They also include either a checkout process or, in the case of OverDrive, links to the checkout process broken down by the type of eReader. If you find anything is missing, or one of those upgrades happened and rendered the documentation obsolete, please let us know:


  • Posted on 06/20/2014 - 3:21pm

    Due to a family emergency for the henna artist, the Teen Summer Reading Kickoff/Henna program has been cancelled for tomorrow, Saturday 6/21. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you at some of our other great Teen and Tween Summer events!


  • Posted on 06/13/2014 - 4:29pm

    Claire is the winner of this cool Wilmington Wildcats backpack.   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 backpack and the books, school supplies and goodies inside.


  • Posted on 06/13/2014 - 12:26pm

    Marvelous Marvin will present his Magic of Science show at the Wilmington Memorial Library on Saturday, June 21, at 11 am. Please register for this fun educational event that  kicks off the library’s aunnaul summer reading program.

  • Posted on 06/05/2014 - 9:52am

    Enjoy a beautiful concert of chamber music on Thursday, June 12 at 7 pm.  Please register.

  • Posted on 06/03/2014 - 2:55pm

    Your feedback is appreciated.  Fill out the Yentile Farm Survey here.

  • Posted on 06/02/2014 - 12:16pm

    The Friends of the Library Annual Membership Drive is underway. Membership dues help subsidize many programs featuring talented performers, authors, musicians and expert speakers that appeal to all ages.  In addition, the Friends contribute funidng for museum passes and for new furnishings and equipment. Please renew your membership.  It’s easy; it only takes a minute or two to renew online or via mail. If you are not a member of the Friends, please click here to join. Friends make a good library a great library! Thanks for your support!