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Baby Laptime

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Open.

  • Thursday, August 6, 9:30 AM

Baby Laptime

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Open.

  • Thursday, August 13, 9:30 AM

Baby Laptime

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Open.

  • Thursday, August 20, 9:30 AM

Baby Laptime

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Open.

  • Thursday, August 27, 9:30 AM

Services for Parents

Parenting Collection and Programs Children don't come with instructions, but that doesn't mean you have to raise your child alone. We have books and videos to help you get through those early days, the tantrums, all the way up to the Birds and the Bees. We support early literacy in pre-readers with special services and programs for them. We also offer programs throughout the year to address common ...

  • Last Updated 6 months ago

Storytimes

Ages Storytimes are for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 5. The Children's Library offers other programs for children up to age 12. Registration for Spring Registration runs from Monday, 2/24 to Monday, 3/9. Notification by Saturday, 3/14. Schedule Registered storytimes are offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. All Summer storytimes are drop-in and do not require pre-registratio ...

  • Last Updated 3 months ago

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I...? Library Locations Basic Services Games & Tech Things to Do Online Website Account What do I need to log into the website? You need your library card number and the email address you gave the Library when you registered. If you have forgotten which email address you gave or library card number, please call us at 203-669-5238. What is my password? The Library's website does not have ...

  • Last Updated 4 months ago

Early Literacy

Reading Starts at Birth These five Early Literacy practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing help children form the building blocks that will allow them to learn to read when they get to school. Children who enter kindergarten with a rich vocabulary, a knowledge of printed words and books, the ability to hear and play with the sounds in words, and a sense of imaginative play are ...

  • Last Updated 1 week ago

2020 U.S. Census

Safe, Important, and Easy The constitutionally required 2020 Census seeks a complete count of everyone who lives within the United States. The results will determine how trillions of federal dollars will be distributed over the next ten years and how congressional districts are drawn. "Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way," per t ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Best Books for Babies and Toddlers

The _Best Books for Babies and Toddlers_ is a recommended reading list compiled by the Darien Library Children's Librarians and made possible by the Phil A. Petitt Memorial Fund. Phil Petit was a great storyteller as well as a man of indomitable spirt whose love of life was felt by all who knew him. The collection is dedicated to his grandchildren: * Samantha, Lizzie, and Davy Choos * Aless ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • (25 items)

It's The Buck-Thunder-Single Scoop Full Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Full Buck Moon Edition of You are What You Read. This full moon that happens on Tuesday is named for the new antlers that Bucks grow during this time of year. It is also referred to as the Thunder Moon because of the frequency of thunderstorms. Whatever. The Full Moon is going down on Tuesday. Enjoy, **People**. In **Animals Run Amok News** there was a bear that s ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (4 items)

It's the Everything Old is New Again Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Everything Old is New Again Edition of _You Are What You Read_. **My Work Wife Sally** and **I** have long been pondering the need for you all to be able to make your phone calls in the library in a private space. We only have two talking rooms that are hospitable for cell reception and with the way the building is laid out, calls made in certain areas have the a ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (7 items)

It's the You Cat Take It With You Edition

Greetings and welcome to the You Cat Take It With You Edition of You Are What You Read. Many of you have asked me how the **Underpass** is. I am here to tell you the word disgrace is still in play. Currently, in addition to the filth strewn sidewalk, we now have half a dead pigeon and a giant Hefty Bag of what I hope is just garden variety trash and not the leftovers from some mob hit. This ...

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (6 items)

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and Teens 2017

The best gift suggestions from babies to teens! [Watch our video](https://dar.to/2B2Z3BK "Watch our video") or [download the PDF](https://dar.to/2jv5RxU "Download the PDF") which shows the complete list.

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (8 items)

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