Kids & Teens
Kids & Teens Updates
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!
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 http://wilmlibrary.org/TTW13 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!
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 1:52pm
It’s that time of year again when newspapers and children’s book review journals name the best books of the year. School Library Journal, Horn Book, Publisher’s Weekly, The New York Times and Kirkus Reviews have all published their lists of the notable books of 2012. In comparing the lists, there are just a few books that emerge consistently across lists.
The picture book This is Not my Hat by Jon Klassen was named a top book of 2012 by all 5 of the lists. This funny, slightly dark story of a small fish who steals the hat of a larger fish is also considered to be a contender for the 2013 Caldecott Award.
Middle Grade Fiction
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead also appeared on 5 different “best of” lists. Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.
There were no nonfiction books that were listed on all 5 sources. Several were named by 3 different lists including Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin, Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close and Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport.
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