5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Saturday, July 10, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, July 10, 2021:

#1) Town’s Yardwaste Center Is Open

The Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, will be open twice this July:

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021: 8am to 2pm
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021: 9am to 4pm

Wilmington residents only may use the center to drop off leaves and brush.

In order to use the facility, residents must purchase a $15 punch card at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall. The card has no expiration date and is good for 5 visits to the facility. Residents will be asked to show the punch card and an ID at the entrance to the facility.

No grass clippings may be disposed at the recycling center due to the odors they create. Stumps will not be accepted. NO CONTRACTORS or COMMERCIAL VEHICLES are allowed.

For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2021 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.

#2) Book Store Next Door Is Open With New Protocols

The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm.

An important message from the Friends of the Library:

The Book Store Next Door is changing our COVID protocols. We have already resumed our normal business hours: Saturdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 4p.m. Now that the governor has eased restrictions, we are gradually transitioning back to our regular operations. Until mid-June, masks will still be required for patrons and volunteers during business hours.

Beginning immediately we will no longer limit the number of shoppers inside, but “social distancing” is still encouraged to the extent possible in our tight quarters. However, we reserve the right to limit admissions and/or browsing times if conditions warrant.

Also effective immediately we are suspending our COVID traffic pattern. Customers should now come and go by the front door. Those dropping off donations should bring them to the back door (Please ring the doorbell for service if necessary). We are lifting the 1-2 bag/box limit on donations, but ask that you make prior arrangements for larger contributions.

As of Wednesday, June 16th, patrons and volunteers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a face mask. We will continue to provide hand sanitizer prior to browsing.

Once again, we thank our faithful patrons and volunteers for your patience and cooperation over the past year. We can’t wait to see you all again soon. And we look forward to welcoming new shoppers (and donors) as we all celebrate “getting back to normal”.

#3) LIBRARY EVENT: Virtual D&D For Teens

Interested in finding out more about this fantasy tabletop role-playing game, or looking for a group to play with? Join DM Michaela for a virtual campaign via Zoom (or Google Hangouts) at 3pm! Please register using the email address where you’d like to receive the Zoom invitation (no school emails, please). You will receive the Zoom invitation via email at least an hour before the program begins. You will need to register for an account on DnDBeyond to create your character before playing. Please email Brittany (btuttle@wilmlibrary.org) with any questions. Grades 6-8. Register HERE.

#4) LIBRARY EVENT: Virtual Teen Book Club — A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Join Lian for a discussion of the thrilling first installment of the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series by Holly Jackson over Zoom at 7pm! Pick up a copy of the book in Youth Services beginning June 10. Grades 8-12. Register HERE.

#5) Wilmington Educational Foundation Wants Your Unwanted Clothes, Shoes, Stuffed Animals & More

The Wilmington Educational Foundation has partnered with Baystate Textiles to raise funds through an ongoing textile recycling rebate program.

Bag up any of your unwanted footwear, clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals and place them in the donation boxes located outside each of Wilmington’s public schools. Donations can be in any condition as long as they’re clean and dry.

The Wilmington Educational Foundation will receive a rebate of $100 for every ton of textiles collected.  WEF earns thousands of dollars each year from this fundraiser.

About Wilmington Educational Foundation

Established in 1999, the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting innovation and excellence in the Wilmington public school system. WEF’s goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all Wilmington students by providing funds for innovative programs that are not otherwise funded through the school budget.

To learn more about WEF, please visit www.wilmingtonedfoundation.org. WEF can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. WEF can be reached via email at wilmingtonedfoundation@gmail.com.

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