Registration for Camp Darien, the library's summer reading program, begins Monday

Camp is in session at Darien library this summer as the Darien Children’s library invites all kids ages birth to 12 to participate in this year’s summer reading club, “Camp Darien: Choose your adventure!” Registration is set to open Monday, June 5 at or at the library. Participants who register between June 5 and June 15 will be entered into a special raffle for a camp prize. The library will draw a winner on Friday, June 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The library offers two summer reading options for children: one for pre-readers and one for independent readers. Pre-readers aged 5 and under are welcome to join the “Read to Me Club” and use a Read to Me Log to record all the books read together. For every 10 books (up to 30 books) shared with a grown-up, you will be entered in a special Read to Me club raffle. Independent readers up to age 12 are invited to join the Camp Darien reading challenge. Each participant in Camp Darien will receive a Trail Map that consists of 5 reading challenges and 5 physical challenges. Campers who complete their Trail Map by Wednesday, Aug. 16 will be entered into a grand prize raffle, which will be drawn at the summer reading finale party. Everyone child will receive a free book when signing up for summer reading!

The library’s Read to Me finale concert is slated for Friday, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room and will feature the Grammy-nominated duo The Pop-Ups. Participants in Camp Darien (kindergarten through sixth grade) are invited to the finale party in the library’s courtyard on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 6  to 7:30 p.m. There will be music, raffles, food, games, and photo-ops. The winner of the Camp Darien challenge will be announced. Registration for this party will begin Tuesday, Aug. 1.  

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.