There has been a lot of hustle and bustle around the Wilmington Public Library located next to The Residences at Rodney Square and now the $10.4 million dollar renovations are completed. The historic building was originally built in 1922 and renovated once in 1968. Renovations included bringing the library up-to-date with the 21st Century, new children’s and teen space on the lower level, which houses a computer room, five new conference spaces, a partitionable media room, literacy lounge, job center with computer lounge, a kitchenette for conference spaces, staff office spaces and a staff kitchen.

Wilmington Library

Several events will be held at the library to celebrate including the following:

Events on Tuesday, January 14th

Refreshments in the Commons Room provided by the Friends of the Wilmington Library

10:00am – Magic Show with Mike Rose
Youth Services Stage – Lower Level

12:00am – Stories with a Twist by Peg Broadwater
followed by balloon giveaway
Youth Services Stage – Lower Level

5:30-7:00pm – Face Painting by Smiley Faces
Youth Services Stage – Lower Level

6:00pm – Family Program with the Juggling Hoffmans
The Commons – First Floor

Events on Wednesday, January 15th

11:30-12:30 – Lunch Time Music Concert
Wilmington Music School
The Commons

Events on Saturday, January 18th

12:00pm – PAWS for Reading
A program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills