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1894 Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Wednesday, May 27th from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Join us in celebrating Darien Library's 126th anniversary on 1894 Day! On May 27th, we will launch our Second Annual Day of Giving.

Our goal is to raise $126,000 in 24 hours from our incredibly generous Friends and community members who continue to enjoy the programs, services, and collections of our Library each and every day, even from home during these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, we need your support to help ensure the long term vitality of the Library.

Special Gifts

To commemorate this day, each donor who participates in 1894 Day will receive a special gift at the following suggested contribution levels:

  • $12.60: A Darien Library koozie
  • $126: A Darien Library Travel Tumbler
  • $1,260: An L.L.Bean waterproof outdoor blanket with an embroidered Darien Library logo OR a custom Vineyard Vines 1894 Day tote bag
  • $12,600: All of these items plus extra Darien Library swag!

Please plan to make a gift to the Library online on May 27th. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate along with us! Thank you for your support.

Support Darien Library

Donations made to the Annual Fund provide for all of the materials and services that our patrons enjoy from home or in the Library, making us a Library Journal 5-Star library:

  • A fantastic collection of e-Books, books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines
  • Exceptional programs for Adults, Children, and Teens
  • A destination for trusted online information of all kinds

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