The 2017 Nutmeg Nominees are here!

Which book will win the 2017 Nutmeg Award? Start reading now!
Which book will win the 2017 Nutmeg Award? Start reading now!

The Connecticut State Book Award, the Nutmeg, announced it's 2017 slate of nominees on Sunday, May 1st.

Check out the Elementary Nutmegs, for grades 2-4!

Check out the Intermediate Nutmegs, for grades 4-6!

Which Nutmeg Nominee will be your favorite this year?

Storytime Saturday

Storytime in the Library
Storytime in the Library

Saturday, May 7th from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

A family storytime for walking children up to 36 months. Open to all.

Minecraft Mania!

Minecrafters unite!
Minecrafters unite!

Tuesday, May 10th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Join us as we present challenges to build and collaborate within the Minecraft program. We'll be logged in to the Children's Library's accounts, ready to play! Crafts and other projects will also be available to complete.

Grades 2-6, open.

Librarians to visit...Your Schools!

The Children's and Teen Librarians get ready for the DARIEN OLYMPIANS Summer Reading Program
The Children's and Teen Librarians get ready for the DARIEN OLYMPIANS Summer Reading Program

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 11th & June 9th: Pear Tree Point

May 12th: Ox Ridge

May 18th & 19th: Holmes

May 24th, 25th, and 26th: Royle

May 31st, June 1st, and 2nd: Hindley

June 6th: MMS

June 7th & 8th: Tokeneke

We Heart Harry

We Heart Harry!
We Heart Harry!

Saturday, May 7th at 1pm

Saturday, May 28th at 1pm

May 7th: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 2hrs  32 minutes. PG. Watch the trailer here

May 28th: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 2hrs 41 minutes. PG. Watch the trailer here

Calling all Harry Potter fans for the ultimate fan experience! We will be screening all of the Harry Potter films leading up to Harry’s Birthday, July 31st. So come celebrate Harry with us. Popcorn will be provided at the screenings. Open.

Ride Your Bike to Work/School Week

Spokey the Library trike
Spokey the Library trike

In celebration of Ride your Bike to School Day and Ride you Bike to Work Week we will have two very special programs.


Decorate your Bike

Monday, May 16th at 4pm

Bring your bike and decorate it in the library's courtyard.

Open. All Ages.


Reading and Rolling Storytime

Friday, May 20th at 10am

The library book bike, Spokey will be at Tilley Pond Park for as special storytime. Participants are invited to bring their bikes and take a ride with the Children's Librarians.

Open. All Ages.

Family Film Festival: Documentary Films

Spelling, dancing and so much more!
Spelling, dancing and so much more!

Thursday, May 12th at 4pm: Spellbound.

Spellbound follows eight kids on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Rated G. 97 minutes. Open. All Ages.

Watch the trailer here

Thursday, May 26th at 4pm: Mad Hot Ballroom.

The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition.

Rated PG. 105 minutes. Open. Recommended ages 8+

Watch the trailer here