Darien Library

Address: 1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: 203-655-1234
Fax: 203-655-1547

Darien Library is ranked as one of the top 10 public libraries in the country for its size, according to Hennen's American Public Library Rating. Darien Library holds itself to the highest possible standard of customer service. We pride ourselves on providing a fulfilling and enriching experience to all who visit us either in person or on the web. We consider hospitality to be a core component in all we do and always look forward to seeing you at the library.

One third of our operating budget comes from donations. All of our books, movies, computers, magazines, books on CD, information resources, and programs are paid for by private donors. By becoming a Friend of the Library, you are supporting the purchasing of new materials and programs.

Watch the trailer for Darien Library: The Great Good Place to learn more about us.

Recent News

  • Save the Date for Our Spring Gala!

    Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:30 p.m.  Join us for our 2012 Darien Library Spring Gala. We will have cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres, entertainment, silent art auction and a live auction. Funds that are raised will be used for Library materials (all books, movies, co...

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  • There’s a “Me” and an “I” in America: Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

    Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Mark J. Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs in Yale College, will give a talk on Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself,” first published in 1855. The poem is a patriotic celebration and philosophical consideration of America as a nation o...

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  • Book Discussion - 97 Orchard

    Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Join in on the discussion and share your thoughts about the experiences of the Glockner, Moore, Gumpertz, Rogarshevsky, and Baldizzi families. We’ll discuss the themes of 97 Orchard and share our own experiences and memories of our grand...

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  • The ABCs of Writing a Great College Application Essay

    Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. What do colleges want in an application essay? How should students begin the writing process? What's a good topic? A bad topic? How can students make their essays unique and memorable? During this presentation, we'll find out the answers ...

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