Updated Information:

Library Re-Opening Plan-

The library building will be open in phases. Beginning June 22.

In phase one, the library will be open the following hours:

Mondays 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Curbside Pickup will be offered on :

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The library will allow no more than ten people in the building at one time. That number will include our staff members. Browsing will be encouraged but the library will allow patron visits to last no longer than thirty minutes. The one exception to this will be patrons who wish to use our computers or WIfi. They will be allowed to stay beyond that if their presence fits within our people count of ten.

All incoming materials, both from individual patrons and from items on hold, will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours before they are disinfected and returned to our shelves. All safety precautions will continue to be taken with plexiglass and all computers and accessories will be cleaned down after every use. We will continue to practice social distancing. The toys and stuffed animals will not be available for library visits for the kids at this time and we will not be taking donations of any kind at this time. Library visits will be geared toward traditional library services, checkouts, and library customer service..

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We hope to see you soon!

I am the Library .

I am neither walls nor shelves.

Nor even the books that stand in rows

I am the wisdom of the universe;

Captured and arranged for you…

I am an open dooo…enter

Anonymous

WELCOME TO DARIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY


 47 Park Avenue
Darien, WI  53114
Phone:  (262) 882-5155

 About the Library

In 2003 the library built a new building totaling 6,000 sq.ft. and significantly increased its collection. The Darien Public Library provides a multitude of wonderful materials and services to the Village of Darien and its surrounding communities. If you’re looking for items to check out, our material collection includes books, audio books on CD, magazines, music cds, Dvd’s ,  All can be rented at no cost with your free Darien library card or with a card from most surrounding area libraries. The Library offers storytimes for preschool children, and many other events and programs throughout the year.

 

Loan Period

Books, audiobooks on CD – 3 Weeks

New Arrival Books – 2 Weeks

Magazines, DVD’s, music CD’s -1 Week

Library Services :

The Share Consortium of Libraries

Did you know that the Darien Library is a part of a large group of libraries called the SHARE CONSORTIUM?  What this means to you, as a patron, is that you can borrow materials not only from the Darien Library, but also from all libraries in Walworth, Racine, Kenosha, and Rock Counties. This means you can get or request items from Delavan, Janesville or Racine and many more. Stop in to the library  and ask for a list of libraries that you can visit. Your library card will be able to be used at any of these libraries. Each day we have a driver whose job it is to bring us items that our patrons have put on hold from other libraries, and to pick up items of our that are being requested from cardholders at other libraries.. Our computer systems are all connected, and so our are costs. The purpose of the consortium is to keep us all doing things the same way, and to help keep our costs down. This way no small library will ever “fall through the cracks” in the service it is able to provide.

Library Director Jeannine assists patron on the phone

Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Photocopies and prints: $0.10 per page
Fax service: $1 per page

Hours

Monday thru Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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47 Park Street, Darien, Wisconsin 53114