Teen Summer Reading Programs are for tweens and teens ages 12-18. Twelve-year-olds may join either the Children’s Summer Reading Program or the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Register for Teen Summer Reading

Reading Challenge

Complete 15 of 20 of our Reading Challenges to win a $10 gift card! The challenges can be found on a bookmark you can pick up at the Library beginning June 5th or download below.

Download Reading Challenge Bookmark

Camping under the stars

Teen Survival Camp: Adulting 101

Live Your Life: Zombie Apocalypse Training

Thursday, June 22nd from 1 to 2 p.m.
Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? Get ready with disaster preparedness training. Learn what to have when the power goes out, when you’re trapped in your car, and more!

Manage Your Money

Monday, July 10th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Creating a budget is a lifelong skill. Come for tips and tricks about managing your money, from checking and savings to the ins and outs of credit. This program will take place in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Live Your Life: Zen

Tuesday, August 22nd from 4 to 5 p.m.
Being a teenager is stressful; join us at the Library for an afternoon of relaxation. Make a sugar scrub and bath bombs, and learn some self-care techniques!

Camping on the beach

Cook Your Food


Tuesday, June 27th from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
Breakfast: it’s the most important meal of the day. Scramble an egg, make pancakes, and more! Space limited to 10 participants. Program requires use of knives and hot plates. Register

Snacks and Appetizers

Wednesday, July 12th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Brighten up your days with tasty snacks. We’ll make smoothies, dips, and more! Bring your appetite. Space limited to 10 participants. Program requires use of knives and hot plates. Register


Thursday, August 10th from 4 to 6 p.m.
In the real world, you can’t really eat ramen noodles every day. Learn how to dice and chop your way to a delicious meal. Space limited to 10 participants. Program requires use of knives and hot plates. Register

Let's Go Hiking

Tween Make Week

The Teen Lounge and the Children’s Library join forces to bring a mini-Maker Camp to Darien Library. Tweens can register for any of the afternoon programs, which include DIY projects that focus on STEM building activities.

Ages 10 to 14

For the Makers (Make It and Take It)

Tuesday, July 18th from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Tweens will make-and-take a DIY project of their choice in this Makerspace program.

Make a Terrarium

Wednesday, July 19th from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Do you have a green thumb? Find out when you make your own terrarium in this creative program!

Intro to Soldering

Thursday, July 20th from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Get ready to solder your heart out in this beginner's workshop on the exciting art of soldering!

Classic Teen Movie Festival

Clueless Wednesday, June 21st
Back to the Future Wednesday, June 28th
Now and Then Wednesday, July 5th

The Mighty Ducks Wednesday, July 12th
Bring It On Wednesday, July 19th
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Wednesday, July 26th

The Princess Bride Wednesday, August 2nd
The Sandlot Wednesday, August 9th

You made it to the end!

Summer Reading Teen Finale

Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. As summer comes to a close, join us at the Library to celebrate your Summer Reading success! Hang out with us and a video game bus for one last time before heading backto school. There will be food, music, games, and prizes!

Summer Reading is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

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