Kids & Teens
Kids & Teens Updates
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.
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
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.
Best Nonfiction 2013
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.
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!
- 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, November 8, 2013 - 11:32am
Do you need community service hours? Drop in today (11/8) from 3-4:30pm to make cards or write letters for those deployed overseas in honor of Veterans Day. They will be mailed to our nation's heroes through Operation Write Home (operationwritehome.org).
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 2:30pm
In your opinion, what were some of the best books of 2013? You can vote now on which titles you feel should be in the YALSA Top Ten list, along with other teen readers across the country. Voting is open now through October 22nd. (My pick is Tilt by Ellen Hopkins - gritty realistic fiction at its finest.)
Do you have an amazing book you want to recommend to others? Visit our Teen Facebook and send me a quick review - I'll post them on my blog!
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 3:00pm
Did you know? There is now an iPad available just for teens to borrow for up to the two hours in the Teen Zone. It's loaded with the hottest games!
Newsflash! There is now a True Stories section in Teen Non-fiction - for those of you who enjoy a hearty serving of reality. We have books about ghastly crimes, haunted happenings, tales of survival, and even a book about fairies (true story?!). Look above the Biographies or ask your friendly librarian for assistance (or recommendations!)
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:00pm
We had a successful “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program this year. Nearly 800 kids signed up and collectively logged 5,348 books! Any child who was signed up for the program and read or listened to 5 or more books was eligible to receive a certificate for a free ice cream at MVP-Merrimack Valley Pavillion. Stop by the Children’s room by August 30 to pick your child's up if you haven’t done so already. Also stop by to pick up your child's reading certificate, decorated prairie dogs and any additional stickers he or she may have earned! Thank you to the Friends of the Library and our sponsors for helping make our our summer reading program such a success!
Check out the pictures of our summer fun!
We would like feedback from everyone who participated in the summer reading program. What did you like about it? What would you like to see improved? Please tell us so we can make next year's program even better.
Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 - 2:20pm
Attention all Wilmington teens:
Please take this survey about the Teen Zone so YOUR space can be better than ever. Your opinions matter - a lot!