TEA Room

About the TEA Room

What is the TEA Room?

The TEA Room is a mini-makerspace designed for children in grades 3 to 6. It has various self-guided activities that focus on technology, engineering, and the arts.

Please note that children under age 5 are not permitted in the TEA Room.


What kinds of things can I do there?

Many users will book an appointment to use the 3D Printer in the TEA Room. Reservations for the 3D Printer can be made online 24 hours in advance of the appointment.

While the activities in the TEA Room are self-guided, a librarian can assist kids with 3D prints. All items printed on the 3D printer are required to be printed within the hour-long appointment.

The TEA Room at Darien Library: Technology, Engineering, and the Arts logo

What's in the TEA Room?

  • Lulzbot 3D Printer
  • iMac Computer
  • LEGO Botanical Kits
  • 3D Lux Build Kits
  • LittleBits Circuits
  • Duct Tape
  • Flower Press
  • Snap Circuits
  • Lightbox
  • Art supplies
  • Ellison Die Cut Machine
  • Paper Craft Supplies
  • Magna-Tiles

Reserve the TEA Room

The TEA Room can be reserved in advance online. To use the 3D Printer, please make your registration 24 hours in advance of the appointment.



The TEA Room is available for appointments on:

  • Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

If users are not interested in using the 3D printer during their appointment, special accommodations may be made on other days/times.



Please note the following guidelines:

  • Use of the TEA Room is available for Kids in Grades 3 – 6, and one parent/guardian.
  • There can be a maximum of 4 age-appropriate kids in the room with an adult.
  • Children under age 5 are not permitted in the TEA Room.
  • The parent/guardian is required to stay in the room for the duration of the reservation.
  • Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserve the TEA Room

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