Kids & Teens
Kids & Teens Updates
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 5:16pm
It’s that time of year where newspapers, book review journals, and reading websites publish “Best of” lists. We compared various compilations and selected repeat winners for our own lists. Click on the links below to find these books in our catalog or to print out a copy of the list.
Best Picture Books 2014
Best Kids Fiction 2014
Best Kids Nonfiction 2014
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:41pm
With colder weather now here, outdoor playdates are not always possible. Why not consider having your next playdate at the Wilmington Memorial Library? Thanks to the generosity of the community through the Friends Annual Appeal, we have lots of new toys that encourage collaborative play.
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:58pm
Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Submit an online application here to become a Book Buddy. This six-week commitment in October and November enables teens to be paired with a child for three fun activities at every session: reading, snacking, and completing a craft.
For more information, click on the above link or look at our Fall Events brochure.
Posted on Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:07pm
New to the Teen Zone: DVDs of movies based on teen books. You've read the book, now see the movie. From Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to I Am Number Four, the adventure doesn't need to end when you reach the last page - now you can watch the book come to life.
Find these DVDs and more shelved above the video games in the Teen Zone. More titles will be added soon, including the much anticipated DVD of The Fault in Our Stars!
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 2:45pm
Last week we held a Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for those entering grades 5-8. Two groups of tweens had lots of fun working together to create their own stop-motion short films using clay, a tripod, a camera, Windows Movie Maker, and their wonderful imaginations. A special thank you goes out to Maria for her expertise.
Here are the two films:
Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:07am
The library offers storytimes for various ages. Storytimes help build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Click the following link to see age groups, days the meetings are held, and to register for the appropriate meeting: http://wilmlibrary.org/kids/storytime
Posted on Friday, June 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 Friday, June 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 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
Wilmington Memorial Library
175 Middlesex Ave.
Wilmington, MA 01887
Main Phone: (978) 658-2967
Youth Services: (978) 694-2098
Hours & Directions
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Sat 9am-5pm (closed Saturdays during summer)