Storytimes are for babies, toddlers and children up to age 6. The library offers other programs for children up to age 12. The programs are developmentally appropriate for the stated ages, though we offer a two week grace period for children on the cusp.
Registered storytimes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. All Summer programs are drop-in and do not require pre-registration. Younger children have offerings in the morning, Totally Preschool is in the morning and the afternoon, Bookworms is in the afternoon. Programs for older kids during the school year are held after-school, evenings and weekends. The Darien Library provides approximately 20 program a week during a registered session. Drop-in storytimes are available year-round - check the calendar of events for more information.
Parents/caregivers may register online during the specified registration period. Registered storytimes are for children whose parents are Darien residents, employed full-time in Darien, or Friends of the Darien Library who contribute annually at the $300 level. Parents will need a Library card to register.
Register: March 4 to March 18 Session runs: March 25 to May 3
Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, rhymes, and movement.Born to Read
Walkers (up to 24 months) and a parent/caregiver. This fast-paced storytime for lively toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.Side by Side
2-year-olds and 3-year-olds with a parent/caregiver. This introduction to storytime features books, rhymes, and movement activities.Totally Preschool
4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. Join us for stories, act-outs, and songs.Libros y Cuentos
3-year-olds to 5-year-olds. This bilingual storytime introduces children to Spanish vocabulary, books, rhymes, and songs.
Preschool Time Mondays at 1:30 p.m.
3-year-olds to 5-year-olds. Wiggle your fingers and stomp your feet in this lively storytime. Preschoolers will enjoy read-alouds, act-outs, plus music and movement.Sleepytime Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
2-year-olds to 6-year-olds. Stories and songs await in this pajama storytime that's sure to be fun for the entire family.Toddler Tales Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Walkers (up to 36 months) and a parent/caregiver. This fast-paced storytime for lively toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.Baby Laptime Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime.