This summer, the Darien Library will offer an in-person Summer Reading Program. It will begin on Monday, June 13th. We will be offering free programs, games, snacks, crafts and prizes, as well as several Storywagon Performers who will come on Tuesday’s at 1:30 p.m..

Our reading portion of our programming is fun and easy. Kids read books or magazines or newspapers, or whatever they chose, and keep track of the hours they read. They receive a chance slip for each hour that they read that can be used for drawings for some great prizes that will be displayed in the library. Kids as you begin to read, please remember to come in and get your Free “two hours of reading” prize as you get started on your summer reading.

Prizes! Fun! Friends! Be sure to have your children be part of these Free events this year! More information will be in upcoming Family Connections newsletters, website and Facebook page. We will also have a trifold of information that kids will receive when they register.

At the end of the reading program, on Thursday, August 4th at noon, all readers and their families will be invited to our Free Awards Luncheon in the Senior Center. At the luncheon the names will be drawn to determine the winners for the big prizes, that have been displayed in the library. Reading records will need to be turned in to the library no later than Monday, August 1st, at Noon! At the luncheon, each reader will have an opportunity to pick a small toy and book to take home also.

Upcoming Storywagon Performances:

Tuesday, June, 21st at 1:30 P.M. – FigureHeads– Get moving and singing with Figureheads, a Parent’s Choice Gold award winning artist who provides hip-hop music for youth of all ages.

Tuesday, June 28th at 1:30 P.M. – Snake Discovery-This program covers topics like diet, habitat, defense mechanisms, and fun facts, using an assortment of props and live animals! From touching lizards to holding snakes, attendees of all ages are sure to experience something new.!

Tuesday, July 12th at 1:30 P.M. – KidsPlay– This popular program features improvisation and some really outrageous characters! KidsPlay provides an engaging and entertaining experience for the whole family. This is a show that you won’t want to miss.