Storytimes are for babies, toddlers, and children up to age 5. The Children's Library offers other programs for children up to age 12.

Save the Date! Registration for Fall Registered Storytimes begins Monday, 8/21.


Registered storytimes are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. All Summer storytimes are drop-in and do not require pre-registration. Younger children have offerings in the morning, STEAM Preschool is in the morning and the afternoon, Bookworms is in the afternoon. Programs for older kids during the school year are held after-school, evenings and weekends. The Darien Library provides approximately 20 programs a week during a registered session. Drop-in storytimes are available year-round — check the Storytime calendar for more information.

How to Register

Parents/caregivers may register online during the specified registration period.Each child can participate in one registered program per session. Registration is a lottery. Register your infants and 1-year-olds based on their ability to walk. Register children ages 2 and up based on their age. Registered storytimes are for children whose parents are Darien residents, employed full-time in Darien, or Friends of Darien Library who contribute annually at the $300 level. Parents will need a Library card to register.

Please only register for one class per session.

Early Literacy Texts

Sign up for our weekly early literacy texts to get easy tips sent right to your phone! It’s totally free (though standard messaging rates apply), and is a service of Darien Library. Your librarians will send a text every Monday with something simple you can integrate into your daily life that will help prepare your child (under 5-years-old) for reading and writing. Text messages will begin on the first day of Registered storytimes. Sign up for text messages

Drop-In Programs

No registration needed!

Come On Everybody on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
All ages storytime in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Stories by the Sea on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
A family sotrytime for all ages at Darien's Weed Beach Park. This program is sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department. All Ages.
July 11, 18, and 25
August 1, 8, 22, and 29

Toddler Tales on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Walkers (up to 36 months) and a parent/caregiver. This fast-paced storytime for lively toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Baby Laptime on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime.

Preschool Time on Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Storytime for ages 3 to 5 in our Storytime Room.
Beginning in June!

Storytime Saturdays on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Walkers (up to 36 months) and a parent/caregiver. This weekend storytime for families will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.
June 3, July 1, and August 5

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