Category Archives: Library News

Battle of the Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack chairs painted by students at Concord Elementary (left) and Lace School (right) are now on display at the library! The Battle of the Adirondack Chairs is a fundraiser hosted by the Darien Chamber Women in Business and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Darien. Proceeds will help to provide meals for residents undergoing cancer treatment. Learn more here.

Independence Day

The City of Darien’s Fourth of July parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at  the Jewel parking lot and will proceed north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street, east onto Clarendon Hills Road, and then south to Hinsdale South High School.

Along with the Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge, the City will co-sponsor a firework show at the Zigfield Troy golf course that will begin  around 9:30 p.m. Check the latest Direct Connect for information. lists additional firework displays for the Chicago area.

Introducing: Hot Picks

Enjoy the same great selection of bestsellers for a longer period of time with Hot Picks, the new name for our rental collection. In addition to the name change, the checkout policy for these books has changed:

  • 7 day checkout (instead of 2 days)
  • $1/day late fee (instead of $0.25/day)

This change allows readers who feel they cannot complete a book in 2 days to borrow an item they can keep (for free) for a week. Just a reminder: Hot Picks are non-holdable and non-renewable, but all of the books in the Hot Picks collection are also available in the regular collection. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.