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Abstract Tree Landscape for Tweens and Teens

Even the novice painter can create this work of art! Tweens and teens are invited to channel their inner artists in this fall-inspired program. Using cotton swabs and acrylic paint, follow along with our step-by-step guide to create this beautiful tree landscape. We can't think of a better way to spend a fall afternoon in the Library's Courtyard! Ages 11 to 18. If you need any assistance with regi ...

  • Saturday, September 25, 1:00 PM

Halloween Theatre Games and Improv

Tweens and teens in this workshop will create and act out creepy but hilarious improvisations. We will play many fun theatre games including charades and a “Who dun it?” mini murder mystery. This is the perfect program whether this is your first time or you are the well-seasoned thespian. Come enjoy some ghostly frolicking and ghoulish fun! Ages 11 to 18. If you need any assistance with registerin ...

  • Saturday, October 23, 1:00 PM

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

Donate

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 2 months 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 4 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 2 months ago

Banned and Challenged Books for Teens

This book list includes many young adult books that have been challenged or banned.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (10 items)

Beyond Teen Reads

These books are recommended for older and more advanced teens. Given the intended adult audience of these books, there may be some content suitable for only mature readers.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (15 items)

MMS Summer Reading Suggestions

Check out this list of great new books for Kids and Teens attending Middlesex Middle School. We shared these books when we visited your school! Can you read them all before the summer is over?

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (16 items)

It's the Slippery When Wet Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Slippery When Wet Edition of _You are What You Read_. Here’s hoping this weekend’s storms cool things down a bit. First we have some housekeeping to take care of. Thanks to **Pam M** for our first taffy of the season! Thanks Pam! Frankly **People**, we were getting worried about this. Thus far, there have been no fudge sightings but we still have August. Let’s get on t ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (2 items)

It's the Final You Are What You Read for 2016 Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Final You Are What You Read for 2016. We’ll be back on the 6th after our long winter’s nap and a Buckeye win over Clemson. Sweden. A land that had given us little meatballs in icky gravy that always look like they should be delicious yet so rarely are, everyone’s favorite Muppet The Swedish Chef, the dark and demented movies of Ingmar Bergman, Absolut Vodka, a man ca ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • (13 items)
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Skillsurfer (Test Prep)

Skillsurfer offers a wide variety of practice tests and study resources for teens and adults, including: AP Exams, ACT, SAT, Praxis, ASVAB, GRE, GMAT, CLEP tests, career preparation tests, nursing school exams, and U.S. Citizenship test.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

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