Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:44am

    To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, the library is hosting an art show displaying the work of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who attend day care and preschools in Wilmington.  Stop by the library to view their wonderful creations.  The display will continue through Saturday, April 19.

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:27am

      In April, the Children's and Teen Departments will be partnering again to bring you Book Buddies! Children who are ages 4+ will be paired with a teen volunteer. With his or her teen Book Buddy, your child can practice reading or be read to, do a fun craft, and share a snack!

    When: Every Saturday morning in April (April 5, 12, 19, 26) at 10am

    How to sign up: come in, call Youth Services, or register online at wilmlibrary.org/events (register once for all four dates!)

    ** Teens - Want to volunteer to be a Book Buddy? Apply here: book-buddies-april-2014

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:52am

    Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Apply to participate in our great Book Buddies Program for April!

    The Book Buddies program is an opportunity for teens in grades 9-12 to earn community service hours by interacting with a young child. During the course of four weeks, you will be paired with a child for a one-hour session once a week. Together you will read, share a snack, and do a fun craft!

    There is a mandatory training session followed by four sessions - every Saturday morning in April.

    For more information and to apply, please visit Teen Volunteers - Book Buddies April 2014.

  • Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 1:31pm

     Attention teens: We have a brand new survey and would love to hear what you think the Teen Zone's future should hold!

     

    Please take the survey here: New Teen Zone Survey!

  • Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:49am

    *Due to a very enthusiastic response, applications for March Book Buddiesare no longer being accepted. We are excited so many teens have volunteered!

    Please apply for April Book Buddies!

    The application deadline for our April program is March 25th.

           Click here to view the Teen Book Buddies application for April.

  • Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:37pm

     

    I'm excited to announce that the 'Walking Dead' graphic novels have joined the Teen Zone's Graphic Novel section (under Teen Graphic Walking Dead). If you are a fan of the hit AMC zombie show, you should definitely check out the graphic novels by Robert Kickman. They add new depth to the characters, there are plot differences, and every volume is action-packed! 

    Highly recommended, but mostly for ages 14+ due to the graphic/violent content associated with all things zombie-related. 

  • Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 3:57pm

     

     

    Tuesday, March 4th @ 5pm: Recycled Magazine Art on canvas!

    Take a simple silhouette and transform it with colorful strips of old magazines!

    Register at http://wilmlibrary.org/teens/events OR just drop in!

  • Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:14pm

    Best Children’s Books of 2013

    At the end of each year various newspapers and children’s book review journals publish lists of the best books of the year in different categories.  The Wilmington Memorial Library and/or the Merrimack Valley Consortium have lots of copies of most of these wonderful books.  Click on the below links to view the lists in our catalog and place a hold on any that are not currently available in Wilmington. 

     

    Best Fiction 2013

    Flora & Ulysses book cover

    These chapter books are primarily targeted at middle grade readers, grades 3-5.  The list includes the 2014 Newbery award winner Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.

    View Best Children's Fiction 2013 in catalog

     

    Best Nonfiction 2013

    Locomotive book cover

    From books about animals to biographies of Albert Einstein, Willie Mays and Teddy Roosevelt to books about how toilets work, these nonfiction books appeal to kids of different ages.  2014 Caldecott Award winner Locomotive by Brian Floca is included on this list.

    View Best Children's Nonfiction 2013 in catalog

     

  • Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:03am

    As I reach my sixth month as your Teen Librarian at Wilmington Memorial Library, I'm proud to say I've made a lot of positive changes to your Teen Zone!

    What's new?

    - Comfy lime green saucer chairs for you to lounge in while enjoying a book or magazine
    - Awesome comic book wall decals, with action words like 'Kaboom' and 'Fwoooosh' that liven up the area
    - A special section for 'Series' books - like "Pretty Little Liars" and "Clique"-  makes them much easier to find
    - New tables and chairs - perfect for studying or hanging out
    - A laptop bar against the wall, which gives you more space to move around

    Coming very soon:

    - A College and Careers section just for teens!
    - Tons more crafts and DIY!
    - Boredom-busting activities for Spring Break in April - including a Project Runway competition and Video Game Tournament!
    - More Community Service opportunities!
    - New books, new board games, and new video games!

    I'm looking forward to meeting more Wilmington teens and adding more fun events to keep you coming back to the Teen Zone again and again. Come in sometime soon to say hi!

    - Alison (Your Teen Librarian)

  • Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:14pm

    Help your child build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading by participating in storytimes at the library. Kids will enjoy age appropriate books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more. Registration is underway for the next storytime session that starts the week of January 6.  We have expanded our storytimes schedule with an additional Baby Time program, more drop-in programs and a mixed-age preschool program.

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