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Advisory Boards

Kids Advisory Board Kid Advisory Board members help to make the Children’s Library a special place. They help with choosing books to promote, movies to watch, and what activities kids their age would appreciate. The students learn to articulate, share, and develop their ideas in a low-pressure environment. They forge friendships which carry on for years to come. Teen Advisory Board Our teen adviso ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago


Thank you for supporting Darien Library! All gifts to the Annual Fund are dedicated directly to library resources, including all of the books, DVDs, technology, learning resources, and programs for children, teens, and adults. The Annual Fund is a crucial ingredient of our success, since these funds are added to the operating income we generously receive from the Town. Our current fiscal year runs ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Collection Development Policy

Print this policy Darien Library is a free, non-sectarian public library whose aim is to provide a currently useful collection of materials representing different points of view for the educational, informational and recreational opportunities of its users and to give guidance in its use. It is the primary objective of the Library to provide and organize materials for people from infancy through m ...

  • 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

Digital Darien: e-Books and Downloads

Darien Library offers online access to great digital content for all your mobile devices. All you need is your Darien Library card, a device, and Internet access. Contact us for help! How to Download After clicking on your digital item in the catalog, you will need to open the appropriate app on either your computer or mobile device. If you forget which app to use, visit your Checkouts page and th ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Services for Teachers & Schools

Assignment Alert Teachers, let us know about your class assignments ahead of time. We will then set aside resources to meet your students' needs. Preschool Visits The Children's Library will come visit your preschool. We'll bring books and be ready to talk about specific topics per your request. The Children's Library will visit your preschool to provide Early Literacy storytimes. Homework Help Ne ...

  • Last Updated 10 months ago

Summer Reading

Choose your road trip! Summer reading is for everyone! You can join online or use paper logs to track your reading. The more the read, the more entries are entered for your chance to win the grand prizes. June 21st - August 14th Pre-Readers For kids and adults who read together. Kids Young readers in grades K through 6th. Teens Teen readers ages 12 through 18. Adults For adults from 18 to 110.

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Summer Reading: Teens

Teen Summer Challenge 2021 We’re so excited to have you back in the Library this summer! We’ll still have some virtual events, but we’re adding outdoor programs for maximum summer fun. And, as always, we have plenty of great reading recommendations for you. Grab a book or download an e-Book, join us at one of our events, or reach out for reading recommendations from your librarians Can’t wait to s ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

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Thank you for joining our email mailing lists! Just check off which newsletters you are interested in receiving. indicates required Email Address * First Name Email me... Book Groups Children's Library Bulletin Event Emails Family Tech Series Teens Tech Class Notifications This Week at Darien Library: News and Events Note to Shelf: Book Reviews

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Youth Services

Get a Library Card Sign Up for Emails Kid Events Teen Events Activities Booklists Visit the Children's Library by Appointment The Children's Library is open for 30-minute appointments. Review the available appointment slots and select the one that works best for you. Please only select one slot per day. If you arrive early, please wait outside the building until time for your appointment. Children ...

  • Last Updated 6 months ago


View our Commitment to Antiracism and Statement on Anti-Asian Violence The History of Racism in America Websites The 1619 Project from The New York Times with access through the Library's portal. The King Philosophy from The King Center Places to Visit New York City: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African American History & Culture Montgomer ...

  • Last Updated 4 months ago

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

March 22, 2021 Darien Library unequivocally condemns the acts of violence, harassment, and discrimination against Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders that have occurred across the country over the past year. We stand in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighbors here in Darien and across the state and nation. Our Library will continue to advance the c ...

  • Last Updated 4 months ago

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