Grow a Reader @ the Library LogoThe Wilmington Library offers a variety of materials, programs, online resources, and activities in the Children’s Room to support early literacy.


Early Literacy Fun Packs

Example of Items in a Fun packView in catalog
Check out a themed backpack filled with books and activities targeting the five early literacy skills, Reading, Writing, Singing, Playing and Talking. Each backpack includes books, a music CD, a Magic Board, and toys related to a theme. An Activity Guide for the parent or caregiver is also included, which consists of activities, songs, and games that help support early literacy skills at home. The eight themes include Alphabet, Bears, Bedtime, Colors, Counting, Farm, Five Senses, and Shapes.  The backpacks can be checked out for one week at a time and can be placed on hold by Wilmington patrons.

Activities in the Children’s Room

Picture of the Puppet Theater in the Children's RoomThe children’s room contains lots of activities that develop the five early literacy skills, including a puppet theater, train set, puzzles, magic writing boards, an AWE Early Literacy Station and more.


TumbleBooks LogoTumblebook eBooks

Read and hear interactive stories! This online collection features animated, talking pictures books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction stories, puzzles and games and more.

Programs For Babies & Toddlers

Barbara in StorytimeStorytimes and Music Programs and more!


Books for Babies Program

Each year, the library sends a packet of information to all Wilmington families with new babies that includes information about the Grow a Reader program and a coupon for a free board book!

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