Wilmington Library

Providing dynamic information, resources, programs and special events designed to inspire while satisfying the educational, cultural and literary needs of the public.

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What makes The Wilmington Public Library so different?  We are mighty for our size; doing incredible things for the community!   Our library offers educational resources, robust programming and technology access to enhance the overall quality of life for patrons. We also provide meeting rooms and event spaces for businesses, organizations and civic groups.   

Over the past few years, the Wilmington Library has hosted many iconic authors, actors and artists that inspired and electrified the city of Wilmington!   Featured presenters include:

  • Authors: Terri McMillan, Venessa Brantley-Newton & Anthony Ray Hinton
  • Social justice activists: Dr. Cornel West, Dr. John Perkins & Bakari Sellers
  • Entertainers:  LeVar Burton, Rakim, Lynn Whitfield & J.R. Martinez
  • Artists & Book Illustrators: Kadir Nelson, Gordon C. James & Jerry Craft 

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted book giveaways, circulated tablets with wi-fi hotspots to assist with virtual learning and were able to think creatively to find safe, socially distanced locations to hold events.   Events were also livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook for all to enjoy!

Your donation: 
  1. ~Supports our continuous efforts to bring information & inspiration to the city of Wilmington
  2. ~Promotes the importance of literacy and education throughout the community
  3. ~Will continuously bring dynamic programs to the library
  4. ~Enables the library to provide quality services to all who visit Wilmington’s public library.

Watch our 2020 Year in Review video below!

About Wilmington Library

Mission: Providing dynamic information, resources, programs and special events designed to inspire while satisfying the educational, cultural and literary needs of the public.

There is evidence, in the form of a hand written receipts, that the earliest Wilmington Library was first incorporated in 1754.  So the Wilmington Public Library has a proven track record of adapting to change meeting the needs of our patrons through traditional books, audio/visual media, interactive programming and now virtual electronic resources.  In its third century of service, the Library is truly aware of the challenges presented by an information oriented society faced with the "new normal."  Thankfully we have innovative, experienced leadership, librarians, programmers and support staff who will continue serving the city of Wilmington for years to come!