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1894 Day

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Wednesday, May 26th from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Join us in celebrating Darien Library's 127th anniversary on 1894 Day! On May 26th, we will launch our Third Annual Day of Giving.

Stop by the Library courtyard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or donate online any time that day.

We’ll have:

  • Exclusive giveaways for every donor on May 26th
  • A special craft station
  • An ice cream truck from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Plus, sign the "guest book" that will go into Darien's Time Capsule!

Our goal is to raise $127,000 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:

  • $12.70: A Darien Library car magnet
  • $127: A Darien Library water bottle
  • $1,270: A custom Weatherman Darien Library umbrella
  • $12,700: All of these items plus extra Darien Library swag!

Please plan to make a gift to the Library online on May 26th. 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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