Welcome to the Stratford Library Adult Department.
Entertain and exercise your mind this summer by reading! The Library offers books, audiobooks and ebooks to sharpen your skills with suspense, thrill your head and heart with romance, challenge your perceptions with alternate viewpoints and soothe your soul with old favorites.
Register anytime between June 4 and August 13. For each book you read (or listen to), fill out a reading slip to be entered into a gift card prize drawing. Register and record your books at the Adult Services Desk or create an online summer reading account.
Stop by the Adult Services Desk or call us at 203.385.4164 for more details.
United Illuminated, in partnership with Live Green CT! and the Stratford Library, has donated a pair of kilowatt meter readers to the Library for patron usage. Electricity bills are rising and consumers can cut down on costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping. Patrons can simply connect their appliances to the Kill A Watt®, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Kilowatt-hour, the same as homeowner’s local utility. Consumers can calculate electrical expenses by the day, week, month or year It will also check the quality of power by monitoring voltage, line frequency and power factor. Users will discover whether it is time for a new refrigerator or if that old air conditioner is still saving money.
Two of the new devices have been added to the Stratford Library collection and may be borrowed free-of-charge with a current library card. They can be borrowed for seven days and also be renewed. The meter readers are currently on display in the Library’s Main Lobby and come with instruction sheets on use.
For further information, call the Stratford Library at 203.385.4164.
The Library welcomes its new Assistant Director, Geri Diorio. She is a resident of Stratford and fills the previous position held by Sheri Szymanski who was appointed the Library’s new director last February.
Since 2003 Geri Diorio was Teen Services Librarian and Head of Children’s Services for the Ridgefield Library. She also reviews books, audiobooks and films for various professional journals; is a judge for the Audies and serves on the Nutmeg Book Award Steering Committee. At the Stratford Library Diorio previously worked part-time in the Children’s, Teen and Adult Reference’s departments. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies, summa cum laude from Sacred Heart University. Her professional affiliations included the American Library Association, Connecticut Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
“We’re very fortunate to have a person of Geri’s expertise on staff at the Stratford Library,” said Library Director Sheri Szymanski, “and we look forward to working with her as the Stratford Library continues to grow and provide the most current and reliable services to its patrons.” Diorio added, “I’m excited to be working full time in my hometown library and anxious to help Sheri and the staff make the Stratford Library the best it can be.”
Drop in to the Lovell Room and get ready for summer!
Make a t-shirt beach tote, decorate your flip flops and sign up for summer reading. Snack while you get a sneak peek at the Library’s new uCreate equipment and find some great books to read.
Monday, June 20. Drop in between 5 – 8 pm.
Refreshments will be served
Bring a t-shirt and/or flip flops and get ready to create!
No registration needed, for ages 18+
Why? To tap into the rich heritage, cultures that exist in the minds and the hearts of the community and to bring people together face to face in a positive and uplifting way. Come join us for the first performance of the Stratford Storytelling Adventure! Neighbors are sharing true stories spoken from the heart on Tues, May 24th at 1:00 -3:00 PM at the Baldwin Center
Which stories do you say? From first dates, to purple satin shoes, to smart phone confessions, to quiet people speaking up, to running marathons without watches and to spending the night in a “hurricane hotel”
Get ready to smile and get ready be amazed! Got a 5 minute story to share? Bring it with you! Put your name in the hat if you would like to be one of 2 wild card stories selected from the audience.
This is a free event led by local storyteller Nina Lesiga and sponsored by the Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services as part of the Lifelong Learners program series.
- Two Roads Brewery is hosting a fundraiser for the Library in April, as they have for a few years now. In celebration of Poetry Month, a dollar for every pint they sell on Tuesdays in April will be donated to the Library!Click here to find out which food truck will be parked outside each Tuesday in April.Make plans to stop in after work one Tuesday (or more)!