Thursday: Library to hold ‘book ball’ for children’s book week

Children’s librarians Krishna Grady and Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla as Anne Shirley and Diana Barry.

Darien Library is having a ball to celebrate children’s book week. The library is throwing a party on Thursday, May 4 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The event will include dancing, games, photobooth and a DJ. Attendees are invited to dress up as their favorite book character. All participants will receive a special Children’s Book Week tote bag and poster. Registration Required. Ages 4 and up.

Register here.

Children, teen, and adult programs are funded by contributions to the Annual Campaign for the Darien Library.  Please contact the Children’s Library at 203-669-5235, or visit the Library’s website at to view all the children’s programs.

Children’s book week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. The program is administered by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the anchor sponsor.

In 2014, Official Events — which give kids the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors and illustrators in person — were hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative’s history.

Learn more about Children’s Book Week at the official Children’s Book Week Store for posters, t-shirts, and more.