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Free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device

Saturday, Sep. 19, 10am-4pm

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour ( will showcase the digital content services available in the library’s back parking lot on September 19 from 10am-4pm. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The Gadget Gallery—featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s digital service.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Stratford Library’s digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, and video.

  • Instagram Challenge

    Celebrate summer by winning prizes.


    Tune in every Monday from  June 22nd – August 9th to find out the week’s new challenge theme. Post your pic to Instagram tagging @stratfordlib and using the hashtag #SLAInstaChallenge. We’ll choose a winner each week at random—so you have 7 chances to win!

    To participate, follow @stratfordlib on Instagram and make sure your library card is up-to-date with us.

  • Adult Summer Reading 2015

    Escape the Ordinary!

    escape-the-ordinary-for-webDon’t do the same old thing this summer! Escape into the world of new books or old favorites in print, ebook or audiobook.

    It’s easy to Escape the Ordinary! For each book you read (or listen to), fill out a reading slip at the Adult Reference Desk, or register and record your books online. Fun prizes will be drawn after August 8.

    Registration begins Monday, June 22 and extends throughout the program until Saturday, August 8.

    Ask us for book & audiobook suggestions or check the Library’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram for ideas.

    Click here to sign up for Adult Summer Reading or stop by the Adult Reference Desk for further details, visit or call 203.385.4164.


  • Book Club Doctors


    Tuesday, Jun. 23, 6:30–8 pm

    Join local favorite and fabulous book club facilitators Kathy Faggella and Roberta Shea for a lively Q & A discussion on everything you need to know about book clubs: how to start one, how to fix one, tips for great discussion, which books make for best discussion (and which ones don’t work so well).   Lovell Room


  • Passport to Italy

    Anna SincavageJoin Anna Sincavage, owner of Skappo Italian Wine Bar in New Haven and Baldwin Center Italian language instructor, for a visit to Italy. Anna will share her passion for the country and its culture.

    Tuesday, June 16 at 1pm. Stratford Library in the Lovell Room

    All are welcome to attend this free program.

    Stratford Lifelong Learners is co-sponsored by Stratford Library and Stratford Senior Services.


  • Meet the Author: Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes

    Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes

    Local author Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes will be at Stratford Library to discuss her new book, Priorities…, a written narrative about how to get back to basics while still progressing forward. A bit like reading someone’s personal journal, PRIORITIES… is designed to help people come to grips with life in the modern, twenty-first century and discover that they are not alone.

    Friday, May 8, 2015
    Lovell Room

    Priorities… is Elizabeth’s first book.  Autographed copies will be available for purchase after the program.

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