TEA stands for Technology, Engineering & the Arts!
Attending a Class in the TEA Room:

- Children in grades 3 to 6 can register for TEA Room Classes held each Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:15pm. Registration is on a first-come basis; space is limited. Click here for our current class listings.

Reserving the TEA Room for an Appointment:

- The TEA Room can be reserved by Darien Residents, those who work full-time in town, and friends of the library at the $300 level.

- Use of the TEA Room is available for: 1 supervising adult and up to 4 children in grades 3-6. The supervising adult stays in the TEA Room for the duration of the reservation.

- The TEA Room is available for appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 3 p.m.*, 4 p.m.,* 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

- The TEA Room is available on Saturdays at 1 p.m.* and 3 p.m.*

*The Makerbot can be used during these appointment times

- Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first served basis.

- Individuals may reserve the TEA Room one time per week.

- Individuals may reserve the TEA Room no more than four weeks in advance.

-To find out more about reserving the TEA Room, please stop by the Children's Library or contact a children's librarian at childrenslibrary@darienlibrary.org or (203) 669-5235

The TEA Club:

- Children can earn points and eventually earn badges (like they would in the Boy or Girl Scouts) by participating in the TEA Club.

- The TEA Club is a badge-based program that runs throughout the entire school year and encourages children to learn and strengthen STEAM-based skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math.) 

- TEA Club members can earn badges in skills like Circuitry, Robotics, Coding, Graphic Design & more. To earn a badge, children must have 10 points in a particular skill. 

Way to Earn Points:

- LEARN. Attend a TEA Room class or workshop (most weekly classes are worth 2 points; weekend workshops are worth 4 points.)

- MENTOR. After attending a class, volunteer to serve as a TEA Mentor at an upcoming class & help other children learn a new skill. Volunteering is worth 1 point. To volunteer, talk to a children's librarian. 

- SHARE. Share your projects once per month with the Children's Library: send a photo, a video, or a drawing of what you made or learned in a TEA Room class. Sharing is worth 1 point.