Darien Olympics

Summer Reading 2016

Read Books

Athena

Pre-Readers

Over the summer, use the Read to Me Log to record all the books you read together. Ascend Mt. Olympus by reading all 20 books and you will be entered in a special Read to Me Club raffle.


Pre-Readers Registration


K to 6 Readers

Olympic Reading Challenge: The Reading Challenge consists of 20 books that will test your mettle to see if you are a true Olympian. Kids will fill out their own personal Reading Challenge sheet each time they visit the Library. Olympians who complete the Reading Challenge will be entered into a Grand Prize Raffle, which will be drawn at the Summer Reading Finale Party on Thursday, August 18.


K to 6 Registration


Athena's Owl

Download Bookmark

Read all 20 types of books in our Olympic Reading Challenge and be entered in our Grand Prize Finale Raffle!

  • A book with a prince or princess
  • A book that has won the Caldecott Award
  • A comic book
  • A book with a girl main character
  • A book with a boy main character
  • A book by an author with your first initial
  • A book with an animal on the cover
  • A book written before you were born
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A book that's true
  • A book that takes place in a different country
  • A book with magic in it
  • A book about schol
  • A book that takes place in winter
  • An audiobook OR a movie based on a book

Download Bookmark

Read all 20 types of books in our Olympic Reading Challenge and be entered in our Grand Prize Finale Raffle!

  • A spooky book
  • A graphic novel
  • A book with a villain
  • A book about a disaster
  • A book with magic
  • A book and its sequel
  • A book that takes place in the summer
  • A book that makes you cry
  • A book that takes place in a different country
  • A long book (200+ pages)
  • A book with a Newbery Award/Honor
  • A book recommended by a librarian
  • A fairy tale
  • A book with a blue cover
  • A book written this year
  • A book written before you were born
  • A short book (less than 100 pages)
  • An audiobook OR a movie based on a book
  • A book with an animal on the cover
  • A book that takes place in New England

Go On Quests

Digital Demigods

Each week, a new Quest can be completed on the Library’s website or in person at the Library. Kids who complete a weekly Quest can choose a prize from the prize locker.



Medal

Your Weekly Quest

Send a photo of yourself holding the book you’re reading while standing in The Elysian Fields (any park in Darien!) to childrenslibrary@darienlibrary.org


Accept Your Quest


Hermes'

Earn Prizes

Registration Raffle

If you register for Summer Reading between June 6th and June 16th, you will be entered into this special raffle for a BB-8™ robot. We’ll draw a winner on Friday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m.

When you sign up, you receive a free book! Just visit the Children's Library (also known as Mount Olympus) to receive it.



Medusa on an iPad

Summer Events

Join us for a variety of educational and fun programs this summer. We offer a mix of open drop-in programs like storytimes, book groups, and special programs in the Community Room.

Come back to this page to register for programs:

  • June 13th for July events
  • July 18th for August events

View all Events


Finale Party

Save the date! We will celebrate the end of Darien Olympians in August.



Poseidon

Summer Reading is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

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