Fall into Art 2015 is coming!

Fall into Art is our bi-annual autumn arts series in which we invite artists, museums, and each other to celebrate art. This year we will host an event with MoMA, and are proud to welcome visits by Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Medal Honor winning book El Deafo, famed graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, and a host of other notable authors and musicians. 

The series is a mix of registered and open (no registration required) programs for all ages. Registration for the Registered programs (asterixed programs) begins September 14. Registration will be first come, first serve.

Click here to see the full lineup of author visits, art workshops, and craft parties!

Early literacy text messages from your librarians

We know you’re busy! We also know your little one is growing up fast and you want to make sure you’re helping them gain early literacy skills. So, why don't you sign up for our weekly early literacy texts to get easy tips sent right to your phone? It’s totally free (though standard messaging rates apply), and is a service of Darien Library. Your librarians will send a text every Monday with something simple you can integrate into your daily life that will help prepare your child (under 5 years old) for reading and writing.

Text messages will begin the first day of Registered Storytimes and last for the duration of the session.

Sign up below!

The Nitty Gritty:

For parents of children 5 years or younger.

Unsubscribe easily. Just respond to 313131 with the word “STOP” and we will take you off the list!

It’s free, but your mobile plan’s regular text messaging and data rates apply.

To sign up, you need a mobile phone with a U.S. number able to receive text messages.

Sign up for Early Literacy Texts from Darien Library


T|E|A Room Classes in September

Open T|E|A Rooms on Tuesdays in September.
Open T|E|A Rooms on Tuesdays in September.

Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29

4:15pm to 5:15pm 

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

No registration is required for these classes.

For more information on the T|E|A Room and how to reserve the space, visit our T|E|A Room page, or contact the children's librarians at (203) 669-5235. 

Exciting Fall Releases in the Children's Library

Read Greg's latest adventure on November 3rd!
Read Greg's latest adventure on November 3rd!

Did you know there are some exciting new books coming out this fall that you can put on hold right now?

On August 18th, be the first of your friends to read Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories! Previously available as ebooks, this is their first time in print.

October 6th is another big day: the fourth Timmy Failure book comes out, and so does Rick Riordan's new series about Norse Gods, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

And finally, on November 3rd, Greg Heffley's journey continues with Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School!

If you place your holds today, you'll get a copy of the book the day it comes out! 

Happy reading!

iPad updates

A few updates for you:

1. We have updated the apps and app lists for both our Early Literacy iPads and Tween Tabs. New apps include Thinkrolls 2, War Horse, The Voyage of Odysseys, Kalley's Machine Plus Cats, and more. Check out the new resources list too! 

2. You can now check out a Tween Tab for use in the library! All you need is a library card and you can use our Tween Tabs for one hour. Just ask at the Children's Desk. The Tween Tabs come loaded with tons of great apps, divided by Non-Fiction section. See the app list here: http://www.darienlibrary.org/kids/tween-tab-apps

Sign Up to Receive Children's Library Emails

Never miss a program in the Children's Library!
Never miss a program in the Children's Library!


Are you new to town? Did you just visit the Library for the first time and receive a Library Card? No matter how you found us, we would love to keep you informed of upcoming events, special programs, author visits, storytimes, and more that we do.

Sign up to receive emails from the Children's Library. Our Children's Library Bulletin is sent at the beginning of the month, and we will periodically update you with other notable events and programs. 

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!


Back to School Crafts

Courtesy of Flickr user
Courtesy of Flickr user

Wednesday, September 23rd at 4 p.m.

Sign up for your very own library card and join us for some school-inspired crafts, while listening to fun school music.

Ages 3 and up. Open to all.

Stories by the Sea: September 2015

Stories by the Sea
Stories by the Sea

Tuesdays, September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 10 a.m.

We're resuming one of our most popular summer storytimes this fall! Join us at Darien's Weed Beach Park  for a family storytime for all ages.

This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.

All ages. Drop-in.

Fall Storytimes

Read with us!
Read with us!

Registrations have closed for the Fall 1 session. Save the date for the next registration period! 

Fall II (Six weeks)
Register: Monday 10/5 - Monday 10/19
Session: Monday 10/26 - Friday 12/4

For Storytime Guidelines and more information about offerings, visit the Storytimes page. 

We will also have some great open programs: Baby Laptime, Toddler Tales, and Stories by the Sea storytimes on the schedule as well!