Usually, this spot is used to announce upcoming events at the Library, but let's face it, it's not been business-as-usual lately! We closed the building (forever!) at Leroy Avenue last week and it goes without saying that the BIGGEST upcoming event is our Grand Opening on January 10th! We have so much to look forward to, but we also acknowledge and pay tribute to our rich past. Please reminisce with us.
Darien Library: The Great Good Place, the beautiful, inspirational retrospective, below, (goose bump alert!) was created by former Darien Library board president Alice Look.
We also shared a warm and fun Saturday evening together as we bid A Fond Farewell to 35 Leroy Avenue.
Last month was a blur for us...despite our busy preparation for the move, we kept busy on the desks, on the floor, on the web, and behind the scenes. We've queried our members with a Children's Room Survey, had an incredibly successful knit-a-thon to benefit local domestic violence shelters, offered suggestions of timeless classics and big books to read while we're closed, and had many "lasts" in this building -- the last film, the last book discussion, the last book sale, and then, finally, our last day.
Click here to watch a photo-montage of the last day at 35 Leroy.
In the days and weeks ahead, we'll be making history. We'll be announcing some exciting new programs and also celebrating the return of familiar favorites. Keep checking back right here for information about our Grand Opening Series, Friday Film Series, Spring Book Discussion Series, and Children's Programs! And please remember us when you are considering your end-of-year giving. Your support is critical to the ongoing success of the Darien Library! Every year, we rely on the generous donations given by you to purchase new books, DVDs, audiobooks, computers, and other resources. Our website presents the opportunity for you to make a donation or transfer stocks to benefit the Library. You may also call us at 203-655-1234 x153. We appreciate your continued support!