DARIEN — The Darien Library on Saturday celebrated the birthday of the facilities generous donor Harold W. McGraw, Jr.

The party included face-painting, art activities, and a musical performance by Jay and Ray.

McGraw was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child’s library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy.

The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children’s Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate.