Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • 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, November 8, 2013 - 11:32am

    Attention Teens:

    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 (

  • 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.)


    Vote here

    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!

  • Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 4:19pm

                       Watch this space for librarian-approved teen titles!

  • Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:09pm

    The winner of the Kindergarten Backpack is Arielle Viana. The drawing was open to all kids who will be starting kindergarten in the fall and used their own library card to check out a book. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding the cool Wilmington Wildcats backpack and the books, school supplies and goodies inside.

  • Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10:34am

    Do stuff you'd do anyway and win prizes for it: Teen Tech Bingo is now open! If you're in middle or high school, view our Bingo card at to play. Download music, read or write fanfic, make movies, check out an ipad: there are plenty of ways to win prizes, and a month to do it in. Have fun!