Family Film: Planes: Fire & Rescue

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Friday, December 26th at 1pm


Dusty the cropduster returns in this sequel to Disney's 2013 Planes. This time around Dusty joins a fire and rescue squad and is trained as a firefighter. Check out the trailer. Rated PG, Running time, 83 minutes.

Drop in. All Ages.

iFamily: A Technology Series for the 21st Century

Monday, January 12th to Friday, March 13th

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that families connect and communicate – it impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. The iFamily series explores the role of emerging technologies in parents’ and childrens’ lives. Join us for thought-provoking film screenings, hands-on classes, stimulating discussions, and more.

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Parents

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, December 29th

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals having a party!
Stuffed animals having a party!

Thanks for a great Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

To view the pictures of the stuffed animal shenanigans, visit our Flickr page.  Those who dropped off stuffed animals can come pick them up any time!

If you're curious about what books we read, it was Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems and Here comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood.

Noon Year's Eve

image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford
image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford

Wednesday, December 31st 11:30am-12:30pm


Join us as we countdown to the new year but at a time when your little one can stay up, noon! There will be festive crafts and dancing as we count down to 2015!

All Ages. Drop-in.

2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

A preview of our guide!
A preview of our guide!

Feeling uninspired and overwhelmed by holiday shopping this year?

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!

If you want it in a video format, we can supply that too.

Road Trip Audiobooks

Going on an hours-long road trip for the holidays this year? Dreading having to play "I-Spy"  for hours and mediate fights over the family iPad or laptop? We've got an audiobook list that will keep the whole family entertained during your journeys near and far. Stop in to check them out before we close on December 24th!

Frozen Sing-Along

Come sing Frozen with us!
Come sing Frozen with us!

Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm

Join us for the sing-along version of Frozen. There will be costumes, a wintry photo booth, props and much more. We encourage you to come in costume! Watch the trailer here.

All Ages.

Register for the waitlist for this program

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

The Annual Harold W. McGraw Jr. Birthday Celebration!!

Join the children's librarians for a birthday fiesta on January 11!! picture courtesy of flickr user marco
Join the children's librarians for a birthday fiesta on January 11!! picture courtesy of flickr user marco

On Sunday, January 11, families are invited to celebrate the Annual Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Birthday Celebration.

Each year the Children's Library hosts a very special event in celebration of our dear friend. Harold W. McGraw, Jr. (1918 - 2010) was an Honorary Trustee and supporter of Darien Library. The Children's Library is even named in honor of Mr. McGraw!

The celebration will include facepainting, games, and a special activity courtesy of Green Moon.