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Darien Library Celebrates Birthday Of Benefactor Harold McGraw

Vanessa Trien and Friends will perform at the annual Harold W. McGraw Jr. Birthday Party at the Darien Library.
Vanessa Trien and Friends will perform at the annual Harold W. McGraw Jr. Birthday Party at the Darien Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. — The Darien Library will host its annual Harold W. McGraw Jr. Birthday Party on Sunday, Jan. 17.

Families are invited to celebrate McGraw’s birthday with the children’s library, which is named in honor of McGraw.

Registration is encouraged but not required. The celebration this year will include face-painting, cupcakes and a musical performance by Vanessa Trien and Friends.

Each year the children's library hosts this celebration of McGraw (1918-2010). McGraw was an honorary trustee and an avid supporter of Darien Library.

The birthday celebration will be at 2 p.m. The library is at 1441 Post Rd., in Darien. Call the library at 203-669-5239 for more information, and check out its website to keep up with other events.

Darien Library is a Library Journal Five Star Library. It's among the busiest in the state: over 1,300 people visit on an average day. It also has the highest per capita circulation in the state, with more than 32 items per resident and nearly a quarter of a million Wi-Fi and computer uses a year.

The library's collection includes 125,000 books and 300 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. The library also presents over 1,500 public events annually, including bestselling authors, technology classes and workshops for small business owners.

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