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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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It's the Harvest Moon Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Harvest Moon Edition of _You Are What You Read_. That’s right **People**! It’s time to put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte and hit those fields hard. The Bad Time is coming and you all need to stock those larders. This moon is called the Harvest Moon because it rises soon after sunset and doesn’t set until just after sunrise. This is the only time that the moon is ...

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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.

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2018 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced this morning, Monday, February 12, 2018. These awards include the **Newbery Medal** (for distinguished children's book writing), the **Printz** (for distinguished writing for teens), the **Caldecott Medal** (for distinguished illustrations), the **Seibert Award** (for distinguished non-fiction), and the **Geisel** (for distin ...

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It's the Flower Bomb Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Flower Bomb Edition of _You are What You Read_. First some housekeeping! In the battle between **Punxsutawney Phil** (who predicted another 6 weeks of winter) and **Staten Island Chuck** (who said nope, not happening c’mon Spring!) I am calling Phil still in the lead. You all had the four letter S word while I was gone so that’s a W in the Phil column but the p ...

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It's the Hopeful Sign Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Hopeful Signs edition of _You Are What You Read_. It is allegedly Spring **People** and yet it certainly is not feeling like it yet is it? The grey, the damp, the cold. We are all at the end of our ropes I think. I started thinking earlier this week that I needed to start thinking on the signs of progress that I was seeing and here’s what I came up with. I ...

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