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  • Posted on 09/14/2012 - 11:48am

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    In this futuristic take on the Cinderella story, Cinder is a talented mechanic who also happens to be part robot.  Cinder lives in New Beijing with her stepmother and two stepsisters after her late stepfather rescued her from a hovercraft accident.  A horrible plague that threatens one of Cinder’s sisters, a developing friendship with the handsome Prince Kai, and an evil queen from the planet Lunar are all issues that Cinder must deal with.  Cinder, the first novel in the Lunar Chronicles series, will appeal to both young adult readers and fans of dystopian fiction.

  • Posted on 09/14/2012 - 11:37am

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    What would you do if you woke up one day and learned that the earth’s rotation had started slowing, creating longer periods of sunlight and darkness?  The Age of Miracles tells the story of 11-year-old Julia and her experience with “the slowing.”  At first, the changes are barely noticeable, especially to Julia, who spends her days watching confused scientists on the television.  Soon, the government decides to stick to the 24-hour schedule despite the change in daylight, and those who want to live by the light instead of the clock, the “real-timers,” are shunned by the community.  Julia is worried about what’s happening to the world around her and how it’s affecting her family, but she’s often more concerned about being popular and hanging out with her crush.  This thought-provoking novel will appeal to fans of science-fiction and coming-of-age stories. 

  • Posted on 09/11/2012 - 11:29am

    TitleRelease Date
    30 Rock: Season 69/11/2012
    Snow White & The Huntsman9/11/2012
    Castle: Fourth Season9/18/2012
    Chico and Rita9/18/2012
    Modern Family: Third Season9/18/2012
    The Babymakers9/18/2012
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel9/18/2012
    The Cabin In The Woods9/18/2012
    The Salt of Life9/18/2012
    Damsels in Distress9/25/2012
    Desperate Housewives: Eighth Season9/25/2012
    Marvel's The Avengers9/25/2012
    Pink Ribbons, Inc.9/25/2012
    Portlandia: Seasons One and Two9/25/2012
    Sleepless Night9/25/2012

  • Posted on 09/10/2012 - 2:30pm

    Starting September 8th, we are now open on Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Remember to stop by the Book Store Next Door (run by the Friends of the Library) on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

  • Posted on 09/05/2012 - 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 08/30/2012 - 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



  • Posted on 08/28/2012 - 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 08/23/2012 - 2:14pm

    Join us for the 2012 Community Fair on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am-1 pm on the Swain Green!  

    Local Organizations
    Looking for services or looking to get involved?  A variety of local organizations will be on hand to answer your questions about joining or volunteering.  

    Gift Basket Raffles
    Raffle tickets will be sold for a variety of gift baskets put together by the non-profit organizations. 

    Local Venders
    Select vendors from the Farmer’s Market will be on hand to sell their wares.

    Shredding Truck
    Clean out your files and have them shredded for free. You simply drive up to the truck and shredding is done on site. The shredding truck will be there rain or shine.

    Joe Ferranti, strolling magician and Wilmington resident, will be on hand to perform magic tricks.

    Face Painting
    Visit the MOMs Club table for free face painting.

    Barbara Raab, Children’s Librarian, will present storytimes at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, and 12 noon.

    Henna Tattoos
    Henna artist, Nimmi Sehgal, will be giving free henna tattoos.  Traditionally, henna tattoos are part of Asian-Indian celebrations such as weddings and festivals, but have become a fashion item in the West. The tattoos are temporary.

    Wilmington Through Art Contest
    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.   Click here for applications and contest details.  Paintings will be on display at the library the week of September 17 through September 22. 

    Wilmington Town Crier Digitization Project
    Want to know what was happening in Wilmington in 1969? Doing research on Whitfield School? Curtis Wyant, Technology Librarian, will demonstrate how to access the Town Crier archives back to 1955 at 3 pm in the library’s Banda Room.

    Wilmington Stories:  Times Gone By 
    The library will be capturing and preserving personal and historical memories of Wilmington.  Residents are invited to stop by the library from 10 am to 1 pm to talk about their memories of growing up in Wilmington.  Library staff will record these stories and post them to share with others. 

    Wilmington Coloring Book
    Hot off the press….the first and only coloring book depicting the Town’s history will on sale for $5 per copy at the Friends of the Library table.  


  • Posted on 08/16/2012 - 3:07pm

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    Iris Dupont is a new student at Mariana Academy, a prep school located in the Berkshires.  Her only friend is the ghost of Edward R. Murrow, who drives her desire to be a journalist.  While working for the school paper, Iris learns of a secret society called Prisom’s Party, and she is determined to uncover who is behind the society and its pranks.  Told from multiple viewpoints spanning over ten years, Year of the Gadfly tells not only the story of Iris but also of her science teacher Jonah Kaplan’s experience at Mariana.  Fans of The Secret History by Donna Tart or Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld will enjoy Jennifer Miller’s fast-paced and suspenseful Year of the Gadfly.


  • Posted on 08/16/2012 - 12:43pm

    The library catalog for the Merrimack Valley is in the process of getting both a new look and some new features. 

    Some of the new features are:

    • Cleaner look & faster loading
    • Better search options
    • Keep track of items you've checked out
    • More bookbags options (now called My Lists)
    • Stay logged in at home
    • Text notifications (coming soon)

    Click here to try out the beta version.  Love it or hate it, please submit your feedback through the "Patron Catalog Survey" link in the top right corner of the new catalog! Or, talk to any library staff person - and ask us questions, too!