Lights, Camera, Action! :Summer Reading Programs 2015

artwork courtesy of our own Miss Lisa
artwork courtesy of our own Miss Lisa

Summer Program registration opens May 26th.

Registration is a lottery. The following programs are open to Darien Residents, those employed full time in Darien, or non-residents who are contributors to the Darien Library Annual Campaign at the $300 level.

Registration: Tuesday, May 26th through Monday, June 8th.

Notifications will be sent by Saturday, June 13th.

Please register your child by their grade as of May 26th:

Preschool

K-2

3-6

*Special Programs

*The following programs do not require registration but arriving early where indicated is advised.

Book Groups

Drop-in Programs

Get exploring this summer!

We're excited to announce our latest addition to the awesome Museum Pass lineup, and this one gets your family outside!  Have you ever been to the caves at Chatfield Hollow? Or checked out wildlife on the Sound from Bluff Point?

The 2015 No Child Left Inside State Parks and Forests Day Pass can be used to waive entrance fees at state parks and forests where there is an established parking fee. Fees are charged at all four state park beaches on Long Island Sound, as well as at numerous inland parks.  The pass also covers the admission fee for 2 ADULTS and 4 CHILDREN at state historical sites and the exhibit centers at Dinosaur (Rocky Hill), Fort Trumbull (New London) and Gillette Castle (East Haddam) State Parks.

Come by the Children's Desk today to check it out!

Booktalking eBooks - K-5

Did you know you can check out eBooks from Darien Library? We have two eBook services - Overdrive and 3M. Learn more about how to download free library books!

Below you'll find a list of booktalking books that were available for the library to purchase as eBooks. Some books are available from both 3M and Overdrive, so they're listed twice. You might be confused to see that all the eBooks listed below say 0/0 copies available, but don't worry! That only means we don't have physical copise in the building. We have e-copies online, so check one out today!

For a full list of booktalking books, check out this post!

Great Read-Alouds for Preschoolers

Reading aloud with your preschoolers!
Reading aloud with your preschoolers!

Now that preschools are coming to a close for the year, are you preparing for a summer chockful of fun activities?

If you need to fill in some of the quieter downtime with great books for your preschoolers, try one of these read-aloud chapter books that will keep both you and your little ones entertained. They'll help build vocabulary while keeping your young ones enticed and engaged!

Mother's Day Crafts

photo courtesy of flickr user linda sellers
photo courtesy of flickr user linda sellers

Thursday, May 7th at 4pm

Join us and make a special craft just for your mom!

Ages 3 and up with a parent/caregiver

Drop in.

Cinco de Mayo Art Program

photo courtesy of Flickr user Mary Anne Enriquez
photo courtesy of Flickr user Mary Anne Enriquez

Tuesday, May 5th at 4:15pm

Join us as we learn about Mexican Art and culture from Miss Maria.

Ages 5 and up

Register

Librarians to Visit...YOUR Schools!

The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!
The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!

It's that time of year again! 

The Children's Librarians are gearing up to visit YOUR schools during the month of May and early June. We will be visiting each and every student that attends elementary and middle school in Darien. During our visits, we will share exclusive details about our Summer Reading program and reveal top-secret booklists that we have been working on for months! The dates of each of our visits are below.

May 6th & 7th: Hindley 

May 12th: Pear Tree Point

May 19th: Ox Ridge

May 26th & 27th: Tokeneke

May 28th & June 4th: Holmes

June 2nd & 3rd: Royle

June 5th: MMS

See our booklists for each grade below!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Summer Reading Booktalking Lists 2015

We loved visiting you!
We loved visiting you!

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists! We shared them with you when we visited your school.

If you don't see the book you're looking for, just ask a friendly librarian we can help you find it or put a hold on it for you.

Click on the grade of the class to choose the next great book you're going to read.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

 

Young Yogis

photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons
photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons

Fridays, May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Relax, Refresh, Regroup. Your little yoginis will be introduced to Yoga movement and a story. Namaste. 

3-year-olds to 5-year-olds.

Registration for this class is now full. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Picture Book Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.
Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.

May 4th, 6th, and 8th (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Have you always wanted to design your own picture book? Here's your chance!  We will be hosting a three day picture book workshop. Participants will learn how to develop a concept, storyboard and then finally create their own picture books.

Registration is for all three days.

Grades 3-6

Register for the Waitlist.

 

 

 

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