LIBRARY LINEUP: Say Good Bye To Ms. Victoria On June 25 After 6 Years Of Service; Summer Reading Program Has Begun

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library:

WILMINGTON, MA — The Youth Services department is excited to bring summer reading to you virtually this year! There are separate reading programs and activities available for each age group, as well as many virtual events. Sign up for an account on Beanstack to log your hours and earn badges and prizes digitally.

Kids ages preschool to Grade 8 will read, play, build, and create all summer long! Read 8 hours to earn a free book, read 16 hours to receive a free ice cream from The Corner Store. There are also fun challenges and activities to complete along the way! We’re challenging teens in Grades 9 through 12 to read 20 hours this summer to earn their free book, ice cream, and chances to win gift cards. Adults, don’t let the kids have all the fun! There is still time to sign up for our popular 20 in 2020 Reading Challenge!

Visit wilmlibrary.org to register for these programs, as well as to view and sign up for a full schedule of virtual events for kids, teens, adults, and families! Questions? Please contact Youth Services Librarian Barbara Raab at braab@wilmlibrary.org. Happy Reading!

Calling all comics and cosplay fans!

The teen services librarians of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) have teamed up to bring you a virtual con experience during the week of June 22 – 27. From Superhero Story Times to Cosplay 101, there is something for everyone at the con!

Please see the MVLibCon Facebook page or follow the con at @MVLibCon on Instagram fro more information, including how to register for each event. Don’t forget to enter the cosplay challenge or submit to be part of the online artist’s alley!

Important: Please use non-wpsk12.com emails when signing up for events. If you have questions about the Merrimack Valley Library Con, please contact Teen Services Librarian Brittany Tuttle at btuttle@wilmlibrary.org.

Drive Bye to Ms. Victoria

We’re so sad to be saying “see you later” to our Assistant Children’s Librarian Ms. Victoria! Help us wish her a fond farewell with a Drive Bye! We will be having a “car parade” in the upper parking lot on Thursday, June 25 from 10 – 11 AM. Drive through the upper parking lot to wave to Ms. Victoria and wish her well in her next “chapter.”

WML Programs Gone Virtual!

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at wilmlibrary.org. 

Adult Programs

Social Security: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 pm

Sheila E. Smith, CFPR, will discuss Social Security benefits, when to file, the advantages of delaying benefits, little known strategies to maximize this pension, the impact when you continue to work, spousal benefits,  and eligibility if you are divorced or widowed and how to minimize taxation of benefits.

Password Vaults and Other Browser Extensions
Thursday, July 9 at 10 am

FireFox, Chrome, and now Edge are making use of browser extension (aka Plug-ins) to give you more options and security when you’re surfing the web. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, to learn how extensions can enhance your browsing experience.

Let’s Talk Trash
Thursday, July 9 at 7 pm

What happens to your trash?  Where does it go once it leaves your home? Jack Manning, Division Manager for Casella Waste Systems, Inc. will talk about the collection, processing, and disposal of municipal solid waste and recyclables and the impact this has on our day-to-day lives, the community, and the environment as a whole.

One on One Virtual Tech Help with Brad
Tuesdays at 10 am

If you are having an issue with a piece of technology or have some questions about something before you go out and buy it, register for a one-on-one session with Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna 

Youth Programs

Penguin Story and STEM Part 2
Friday, June 26 at 10 am

Zoom with Yumi & Kendall to look at how Penguins move and live during migration and learn how penguins have adapted to their environment (design activity). Brought to you by the Wilmington Cultural Council, part of massculturalcouncil.org. Ages 4-7

Crafternoons: Watermelon Squishies
Thursday, July 2 at 3:30 pm

Register to reserve your take-home kit to pick up via curbside the week of the session, and join Brittany for a Zoom tutorial on day of the program! (Call or text the number on the sign outside of the library’s parking lot entrance when you arrive to pick up your Crafternoon kit. Curbside service is available to pick up your kit beginning the Saturday before the Crafternoon will take place until the Thursday afternoon of the Zoom tutorial. Create cute foam squishies shaped like watermelon slices with acrylic paint and memory foam. Paint, paintbrush, and foam provided, scissors needed. Grades 4 – 8

Campfire Songs and Activities with Music Play Patrol
Monday, July 6 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a virtual campfire sing along, complete with dancing, singing, and movement activities! Using Zoom, we will lead various activities that engage families and creates the same interactive experience campers would receive sitting around a campfire with family and friends. All ages.

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