Registration for Spring 2014 Storytimes

Storytime at the Library
Storytime at the Library

Registration for the Spring 2014 storytime lottery will open on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 and run through Monday, March 17th. Registration is a lottery, and notification will be Saturday, March 22. Storytimes will begin the week of Monday, March 24, 2014. 

Brochures are available now. We look forward to seeing you and your children for our upcoming season of storytimes!

Register for storytimes

2013 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

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Searching high and low for the perfect present this holiday season?

Check out a list of suggestions curated by the Children's Librarians! Our favorite books, toys, games, and more are sure to make your loved ones smile this year.

Find great gifts for ages birth to 12!

2013 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The 2013 Darien Children's Library Holiday Gift Giving Guide is here!

Check it out for great suggestions for ages birth through 12!

Read. Watch. Discuss!

Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle

Tuesday, August 12th at 2 p.m.

Read the book.

Watch the movie.

Discuss them both!

Join us for a movie, snack, and discussion of the book and Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' book Howl's Moving Castle.

Sophie is resigned to her boring fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl. Watch the trailer for the 2005 movie.

Rated PG, running time 119 minutes. Drop-in.

Ages 9 to 12.


Classic Holiday Movies

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas

Friday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m.

Join us Fridays for such classics as A Charlie Brown Christmas (December 27).

In the Community Room.

All ages

3rd Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals from last year's sleepover get silly with the copy machine!
Stuffed animals from last year's sleepover get silly with the copy machine!

Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm

It's that time of year again! Bring your furry and fuzzy stuffed animal pals to the Library for a special evening storytime and have them sleep over. Pick them up the next day and discover what happens “when the library lights go out.” Ages 2 and up.

New Children's Fantasy

Merrie Haskell also wrote Miss Elisabeth's favorite book of 2011, The Princess Curse
Merrie Haskell also wrote Miss Elisabeth's favorite book of 2011, The Princess Curse

Do you have a fantasy fan in your life?

Then be sure to check out the list of new fantasy below - from wizards and thieves to monsters and dragons, we've got a brand new book for you!

A Visit with Author/Illustrator Peter Brown

YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND, PETER BROWN! from Peter Brown on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 19th at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a night of reading and drawing with Author/Illustrator Peter Brown!

Peter Brown is a perennial favorite at Darien Library, and this year's Randolph Caldecott Honor-winner for his work on Creepy Carrots. He wrote and illustrated the hit fall release Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, as well as the wildly funny Children Make Terrible Pets. Check out his website here!

Books will be available to purchase at the event.

Ages 3+

**Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the event

Register Now for T|E|A Room Programs

One of our projects
One of our projects

T|E|A Room classes are held every Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Click here to register for December T|E|A Room classes!

Middle Ages School Project Resources

Book "Women and Girls in the Middle Ages"

We know that many of our young Darien Library users are hard at work on a Middle Ages project right now. Did you know that our Homework Help page can assist your research? We have many resources available on a range of topics.

Check out the learning guide for the Middle Ages in the library or at home with your library card.

We also have a variety of book held in the Children's Library office for In Library Use if you would like to review them for the project. Just ask a Children's Librarian and we are happy to bring them to you!

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