Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • 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

  • 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

     

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