Kids & Teens

Kids & Teens Updates

  • Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:45am


    We are very excited that Mackenzie the listening Scottie will be coming to the library monthly to listen to children read.    Mackenzie will be at the library on October 29, November 26 and December 17 between 5 and 6 pm.  Mackenzie is a great listener who loves to have kids of all ages read to him. Reading out loud to dogs is great way for kids to improve their reading skills. It helps kids build confidence to read to a nonjudgmental listener like Mackenzie. Mackenzie has been certified as a therapy dog by the Pets & People Foundation.   Call the Children’s Department to sign up for a  15 minute session between 5 and 6 pm. 

  • Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 12:32pm

    Four year old Sophia Plouffe had a lemonade stand and decided to donate the proceeds to the library! Sophia chose to have Scooby-Doo books to be purchased with her donation. We are grateful to Sophie for thinking of the library.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 4:17pm

    It was a wonderful summer in the Children’s Room.   Hundreds of people came to the library to see puppet shows, magic shows, animal shows, to tie dye and make ice cream,  to attend storytimes, gaming events, movies and book groups. 

    Wilmington kids also did a lot of reading this summer!  A total of 2,110 books were logged online and in the library. 

    Stars Guessing Contest Winners

    The actual number of stars in the jar was 639.  There was a 4 way tie for the closest guess.  The winners were:

    Kate Calvoni

    Cal DiPesa

    Joseph Dynan

    Alyssa Fricia

     Each won a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, and ¼ of the stars.

     Grand Prize Winner

    The winner of a Nook Color was Patrick Xavier. 


    In order to improve our Summer Reading program next year, the Children's Department is conducting a Summer Reading 2012 Evaluation Survey.   There are 2 versions of the survey: one for parents and one for kids.   Please fill out the survey to give feedback on the online review process, the grand prize, the programs and other aspects of the Summer Reading Program.

    Parents Version

    Kids Version



  • Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012 - 8:50pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week.  There is only one week left to be a lucky reader or library lover.  Log your reading and visit the library! 

    Lucky Readers

    Julia Archer

    Jimmy Bimbo

    Nicholas Morad

    Jonathan Morad

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Mantvydas Benevicius

    Mallory Brown

    Anuj Gandhi

  • Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:51pm

    The following kids were lucky winners this week!

    Lucky Readers

    Brady Gavegnano
    Corinne Forcina
    Michael Doherty
    Madison Wright

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Griffin Carr
    Ryan Garrant
    Ryann Walsh

  • Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:53pm

    The following kids are winners this week.  Congratulations!

    Lucky Readers of the Week

    Hannah Bryson
    Jocelyn White
    Marco Costa
    Matthew Villalta

    Lucky Library Lovers

    Aaliyah Abel
    Eddie Ramos
    Shaun Bradford
  • Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

    The following kids are winners of contests during the first four weeks of the Summer Reading Program.  Log your reading online or in the library for chances to be a Lucky Reader, or fill out a  card every time you come to the library for raffle entries to be a Lucky Library Lover.

     Lucky Readers of the Week

    Abigail Stiltner

    Adriana Rice

    Allison Bolanos

    Annika Reddivari

    Anthony Cummings

    Ashley Dankese

    Becca Hudson

    Carissa Rubin

    Emily Estrada

    Gabriela Villalta

    Jaelyn Walsh

    Joe Gronemeyer

    Kaitlyn Smith

    Madelyn McCarron

    Nicholas Toth

    Patrick Xavier

    Tessa Cappione


    Lucky Library Lovers

    Alex Burns

    Alexa Graziano

    Amanda Tran

    Ben Wright

    Bobby Dodge

    Casey Robbins

    Kari Wells

    Kohen Noah

    Michael Dynan

    Rachel Gonzalez

    Shane Cryan

  • Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:45pm

    Summer reading is in full swing in the Children’ Department.  Every day there are lots of kids here filling out "Lucky Library Lover" contest entries, guessing the number of stars in the jar, attending great programs, checking out the iPads, reading and hanging out.  The stairwell looks great filled with the beds that the kids have colorfully decorated.   Almost 600 kids have signed up for the program so far, but it’s not too late!  Sign up your kids online and then stop by the library so they can decorate a bed, and enter our contests.   Remember to log all of the books your child reads (or listens to).   The more books logged, the more chances to win! 

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 10:44am

    Congratulations to Spencer Bagtaz, winner of the Kindergarten Backpack drawing.  Spencer’s entry was randomly selected from all entries from children who registered for kindergarten and obtained new or used their own library cards.   The backpack was filled with books, school supplies and other goodies.  Thanks for the Friends of the Library for funding the backpack and its contents.

    All future kindergarteners are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program!  Sign up online and then stop by the library to decorate a paper bed that will hang in the hall, pick up your stamp sheet,  enter the Stars guessing contest and the Lucky Library Lover contest! 

  • Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 10:34am

    Congratulations to Vyctoria Olveira, who designed the winning replacement book cover in our April contest! Vyctoria's cover will be used on all our copies of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief this summer. (View the full-size cover here.)

    We will also be using teen-designed covers on select copies of the following:

    • Lauren Bennett's cover for The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
    • Eric Hachey's cover for Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
    • Tyler Canning's cover for Feed, by M.T. Anderson
    • Kelsey Barbarossa's cover for Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
    • Anthony Brown's cover for In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
    • Sawyer Fortier's cover for It's Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini

    Congratulations to these talented teens! Stop into the Teen Zone this summer to see their work displayed.