Storytimes are for babies, toddlers and children up to age 5. The library offers other programs for children up to age 12. 

Schedule

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 programs a week during a registered session. Drop-in storytimes are available year-round - check the calendar of events for more information.

How to register

Parents/caregivers may register online during the specified registration period.  Each child can participate in one registered program per session. Registration is a lottery. 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 for Fall I:  8/18 - 9/2  Session runs: 9/8 - 10/17

Storytime Break: Week of Monday 10/20

Register for Fall II:  10/6 - 10/20  Session runs: 10/27 - 12/5

Registered Programs

Giggles and Rhymes

Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, rhymes, and movement.

Wednesdays 11:15 to 11:45am

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.

Mondays 10:30 to 11am OR Tuesdays 9:30 to 10am OR Wednesdays 10:30 to 11am

Side by Side

2-year-olds and 3-year-olds with a parent/caregiver. This introduction to storytime features books, rhymes, and movement activities.

Mondays 11:15 to 11:45am OR Tuesdays 10:30 to 11am OR Thursdays 10:30 to 11am

Totally Preschool

4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. Join us for stories, act-outs, and songs.

Friday 9:30 to 10am

Libros y Cuentos

3-year-olds to 5-year-olds. This bilingual storytime introduces children to Spanish vocabulary, books, rhymes, and songs.

Tuesdays 1:30 to 2pm

Creative Music for Children

2-year-olds and 3-year-olds with a parent/caregiver. Miss Debbie will engage children through music and instrument play.

Fridays 10:30 to 11am

Preschool Dance Party

3-year-olds to 5-year-olds. Fast paced storytime includes books, group movement, songs, and rhymes.

Thursdays at 1:30 to 2pm

Green Moon Art Spot (offered Fall II)

2-year-olds and 3-year-olds with a parent/caregiver. Rowayton's Green Moon will bring its creativity to the Library in this art program for toddlers.

Fridays 11:15 to 12pm

Drop-In Programs

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.

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.

First Saturdays in the Children's Library Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

(September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15)

Walkers (up to 36 months) and a parent/caregiver. This weekend storytime for families will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.