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50 bucks for a stake in our inclusive future - sounds like a fair trade!
COFFI members enjoy access at reduced prices to all of our paid, in-person programming including
With membership, you will also donate 1 inclusive story book to a child in need. We hope you will help us make lower Fairfield County's kindness more visible by showing up for our events when you can. Look out for opportunities to get involved! We'd love to have you guest read a Storytime, or host an art club session in your backyard. We're all in this together.
Let's get some COFFI.
Walk the Walk Storytimes (preK and elementary)
Power to the Pebbles (all ages)
COFFI Crawl Happy Hours (21+)
every membership builds the inclusive library of a child in need.
choose one of these books for donation at checkout.
Changes in routine can be hard for any kid, but especially for kids on the autism spectrum. Samantha Cotterill's fourth book in the Little Senses series provides gentle guidance along with adorable illustrations to help every kid navigate schedule changes and overwhelming social situations.
In the Land of This and That, there are only two kinds: blue bunnies and yellow birds. But one day a funny green egg hatches, and a little creature that's not quite a bird and not quite a bunny pops out. It's neither! Neither tries hard to fit in, but its bird legs aren't good for jumping like the other bunnies, and its fluffy tail isn't good for flapping like the other birds. But when a blue bunny and a yellow bird with some hidden differences of their own arrive, it's up to Neither to decide if they are welcome in the Land of All.
Love wins in this whimsical tale of a worm wedding where the guests have lots of questions. Who wears the dress? Who wears the tux? The answer is it doesn't matter because Worm Loves Worm!
As he did in I Wonder, Upworthy.com and Today Show parenting expert parenting guru Doyin Richards tackles a timely and universal subject - diversity and acceptance - and distills it for the youngest readers. Because what matters most is not our differences, but what we do together as friends, as families, as colleagues, as citizens.
Laurie Ann Thompson
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable.Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.
All of these titles are available for borrowing or for purchase from our Community Partners, the Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore
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