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Tween Teen Trivia: United States

Which state is known as America's Dairyland? And where in the U.S.A. will you find the largest ball of twine? Test your knowledge of some classic and wild facts about our fifty nifty states during this themed trivia night! Participants will need a computer or tablet to chat with us on Zoom and download the Kahoot! app on their mobile device to play. Ages 10 to 18. This program will take place on Z ...

  • Wednesday, July 28, 7:00 PM

Tween Teen Trivia: Guessipe the Recipe!

Try the grey stuff, it's delicious! Don't believe us? Join our Guess the Recipe night with this Disney/Pixar twist! We challenge you to figure out the famous recipes from some of your favorite Disney and Pixar films based on ingredients, scrambled pictures, and more. Participants will need a computer or tablet to chat with us on Zoom and download the Kahoot! app on their mobile device to play. Age ...

  • Wednesday, August 11, 7:00 PM

Checkmate!

This 4 week series is for everyone, whether you have taken our previous introductory courses or not. Join Coach Cristian and work on your game! Attendees will have the opportunity to play chess and practice their new skills. Register for this series! *It is all right if you cannot attend every session, join us for as many as possible. About Coach Cristian Coach Cristian is currently a student at U ...

  • Next Session: Monday, August 2, 3:00 PM

Services for Kids & 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 8 months ago

Services for Students

Homework Help Need help with your report or finding an article your teacher will approve of? Check out our list of best homework resources. Some databases will require your Library card to access it. eReading Room Enter our child and teen friendly virtual room of e-Books and e-Audiobooks. These books have been handpicked by library staff to be the best for growing minds. Exam Proctoring Take your ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Photography Policy

Print this policy We take photos and videos of our events and programs to share with the community. Videos are uploaded to DarienLibrary.TV as soon as we process them. Photos are uploaded to our website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts. We do not post photos of minors without the explicit permission of their guardian. Media Waiver Form If we will be photographing or filming a child, we wi ...

  • Last Updated 1 year 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 2 months ago

Early Literacy iPads

The Children's Library has four Early Literacy iPads available for check out. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children 5 and under. The apps were specially selected for their early literacy skill-building qualities, and are organized into categories that are vital to early literacy: read, write, talk, sing and play. As we discover great new apps, we will update the iPad ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Homeschool Play: Fingerprint Letters

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we’re combining art and letter recognition!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Homeschool Play: Patterns and Number Practice

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we’re turning preschool math into play by exploring patterns and playing a number recognition game! ### Let’s get started! You can practice patterns with all kinds of household items. Make patterns out of different colored books, draw patterns of shapes on paper, or make pa ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Homeschool Play: Painting Toys

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we’re practicing hand-eye coordination and some zen mess making by painting toys with finger paint!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Homeschool Play: Cabbage Chemistry

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we’re testing acids and bases using common household substances! Was anyone else’s favorite part of chemistry class the part where you got to test acids and bases using pH test strips? There was something so magical about watching the strip change colors, like it was giving me some secr ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Homeschool Play: Miss Humblebee's Academy Preschool Readiness

Welcome back to Homeschool Play! Today's extra special post features a free resource currently being offered by Gale, one of our many database resources. Through Gale, we are proud to offer free access to Miss Humblebee's Academy, a Preschool Readiness program created for kids ages 3 to 6.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Manhattanhenge -- It's real

Welcome to the Memorial Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We made it **People**. Break out the coolers, the Solo cups and the white pants! Commence the rejoicing! Here’s wishing you all a lovely long weekend that involves a healthy dose of whatever makes you happy come the Summer. As for **The Traveling Companion** and **myself**, we will be found at our favorite beach one of these weekend ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the Short Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Short Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In keeping with the four-day-work week, we shall also be the soul of brevity this week. The only housekeeping this week is that I hope you are enjoying the amazing new website. The whole of **Team UX** did an amazing job and they are to be commended. Well done! This week, I want to discuss **Pedro the Playmobile P ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the October in June Edition

Greetings and welcome to the October in June edition of You Are What You Read. **I**, for one refuse to go backward and drag out the down comforter and put it back on the bed. This is causing me some less than restful nights. But someone has to draw the line and you all are looking at her. This week’s housekeeping is as follows. There have been no offerings yet this summer. I understand life g ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the Father's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Father’s Day edition of You Are What You Read. Here’s wishing all you Fathers a most wonderful day, a comfy chair, the Open Final Round watched without interruption, a steak nice and rare and your preferred beverage in a generous glass. Enjoy. In **Animals Run Amok News**, some dudes returning from a day of fishing on the Sound (aka day drinking) discovered of all t ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the First Summer Weekend Edition

Greetings and welcome to the First Summer Weekend of 2016 Edition of You Are What You Read. I trust everyone made it through the Full Moon Madness/Solstice on Monday. There is minimum housekeeping this week. In **Animals Run Amok** news there has apparently been a shortage of New England Cottontails. Fear no longer **People**. There is a movement afoot to repopulate the species. Don’t be confus ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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