LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Offer Virtual Programs For Kids & Teens Over Winter Break

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Memorial Library promoting upcoming programs:

Adult Programs

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.

Bookmaking

Wednesday, December 30 at 6:30pm

Want a great way to display those sentimental Holiday cards, Birthday cards, Wedding cards, and Get Well Soon cards? Make them into a book to be viewed over and over again! In this program, you will learn how to bind with a coptic stitch, helping you develop a skill you can use over and over again, and you’ll get those cards out of their dusty boxes and transform them into something you can cherish. For this program, you need 10 or more folded cards to sew together. You will also need a push pin, a sharpie, and scissors, we will provide the rest in craft bags that you can pick up! Ages 13+ 

Youth Programs

Among Us Teen Game Night

Monday, December 28 at 7am

Join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal over Zoom! Download the free Among Us app, and play in a private match hosted by the WML. Grades 6-12.

All You Can Read Buffet

Tuesday, December 29 at 1pm

Our popular school vacation week event is going virtual! Even though we can’t be together in person, we can still read together over Zoom. We will read, take breaks, and eat!  Registrants can pick up their snacks in advance. Everyone who reads for the full 2 hours will get a coupon for a free book!  Grades 3-8.

Teen Advisory Board with Glitter Jars

Tuesday, December 29 at 7pm

This is your chance to tell us what library programs you want to attend and what books, movies, and games we should have available for checkout in the Teen Zone. You’ll earn one hour of community service for your time and input into making the library a more teen-centered place! We’ll also make calming glitter jars, and you’ll get more treats and activities for the vacation week to take home in your T.A.B. kit. Grades 6-12

Noon Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 31 at 11:30am

Join us on the front lawn of the library to ring in the new year, a little early.   Beginning one week before the program, registrants can pick up supplies to make a hat and noisemaker at home to bring to the event. We will have music so we can dance and keep warm while we wait for the countdown to begin.  After the ball drops, we will end with the traditional “bubble wrap stomp”.  Ages K+.

Library Rolls Back to Curbside Service Only

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19, the library has rolled back to Curbside Service only Monday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday & Saturday 10am to 4pm. The building will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff is available by phone Monday-Thursday 9am to 9 pm and on Friday & Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. Please check our website for updates.

WML Virtual Programming

See our entire calendar of events and register for programs at wilmlibrary.org. You will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the program.

Library Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed December 24 through December 27.

Library’s Digital Resources

Take advantage of the following digital resources while hunkering down and staying safe during the winter months. If you do not have a library card, you can get one remotely by going to www.wilmlibrary.org.

Overdrive (aka “Libby” app on your smartphone): Find ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies.

Hoopla: Find ebooks, TV shows, audiobooks and comics. Simultaneous use means titles always available.

Kanopy: Stream classic movies, Indie hits, documentaries and more.

Freegal: Download and keep up to five songs per week. Stream up to three hours per day.

Tumble Book Library: Animated picture books, read-along chapter books and more for children.

Creative Bug: Find over 1000 video classes on knitting, sewing, cooking and other crafts.

Ancestry Library: Do genealogy research with this database that covers billions of records from census data to directories, and photos to family trees. Access from home is available for a limited period of time.

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