Summer Reading – Build a Better World

Posted on 31st May 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, Uncategorized, What's Happening

build-better-world-350This summer’s reading theme, “Build a Better World” encourages us to look at our home, community and planet.  Register and Log your reading from June 1st to August 12th.   You can earn great incentives and prizes along the way.

To make the Program easier to use –  the Summer Reading Program is online.  You can track and log your progress from any mobile device or computer with internet access.   Just go to to register and get started.  If you wish to do it in person, please visit the Reference Department or Youth Services Desk and they can assist you.

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*The first 20 adults who register with the Wilmington Library can collect a Tote from the Reference Desk.

Adults who register and select “Wilmington Library” as their home Library earn virtual tickets for a drawing at the end of the summer.  The first ticket is earned after reading and logging at least 4 books.  A virtual ticket will be earned for each additional book you log.  So, the more you  read, the better your chances of winning!

  • First Place Prize is Admission for two to Longwood Gardens and a canvas tote.
  • Second Place Prize is admission for two to Wintherthur and a canvas tote.
  • Third place is a copy of “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” by Ayana Mathis and a canvas tote.

The Library will have events all summer long to help you “Build a Better World.”

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Wilmington Public Library is sponsoring a “Build it Better – 3D Print Challenge”!
Learn more about how you can win a Mini Maker Select 3D printer prize package worth $350!

More Events:

How Do I get Started 3D Printing?
Tuesday, June 13th @ 10:00
Learn what 3D printing is all about.  Inspiration Space – 2nd Floor.  Presented by Renee O’Donnell

Build a Better World
Wednesday, June 14th @10:00 am
Join us as we explore the knowledge and tools needed for building everything from chairs to houses during this hands-on program with Winterthur Museum.
Ages 6+ Registration is required

Poetry as a Tool for Change
Tuesday, June 20th @ 6:00 pm
Join us for this workshop with Delaware’s own Twin Poets as they introduce participants to poetry/spoken word art form, through creative writing activities geared toward producing social change.

Experience Virtual Reality
Wednesday, June 28th
10:00 – 11:00 Youth and Teens
12:00 – 1:00 Adults
Libraries have always been about telling stories.  Come and explore virtual reality to see how stories can be told and experienced in the future. The Commons, 1st floor.   No registration required.

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Wednesday, June 28th @ 10:00 am
Members from Marshall Steam Museum will get kids up and moving while learning about what life was like on the railroad.  Make and take craft included.
Ages 5+ Registration is required.

The Wilmington Public Library would like to thank its sponsors for the Summer Reading Program,, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the Delaware Division of Libraries

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Gamer Free Play

Posted on 28th March 2017 in Childrens Page, Teen Zone, What's Happening

Test your video gaming skills on our Wii or Playstation 3 consoles for some video game fun.wii image

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Youth Services Department

For ages 12 and up


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Family Admission Pass – Hagley Museum


Wilmington & North Wilmington Libraries have Hagley Family Admission Passes for check-out … for free!  Passes can be checked out in the Youth hagley-pass-sample-2017-250Services Department.

Each Admissions pass is good for a family of four and expires on Dec. 31, 2017

One Pass may be checked out for one usage by an adult with a valid library card.
Pass is valid for the entire 235-acre museum site.  Not valid for group tours or specially-ticketed events.

Questions? Call (302) 658-2400 or visit

Please see circulation desk staff for passes.

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Lego Club

Posted on 27th October 2014 in Childrens Page, Uncategorized

Get creative, bring your imagination and make some LEGO creations.  Every other Saturday from 12pm – 1:30 pm.  Each program legowill have a theme with 1/2 hour free build.

January 30th
February 13th and 27th

Suggested age 5 and up.

Sign up is required.  Please contact the Youth Services Dept. for more information at 571-7412.

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