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DIY Storytime – Pirates

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of …  Pirates!  Books: How I Became a Pirate • Written by Melinda Long • Illustrated by Davis Shannon • Published by Houghton Mifflin • Presented by Storytime with Miss Jeannie A boy meets a pirate on the beach and joins the crew. https://safeYouTube.net/w/0dwW Here are several ideas […]

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What’s Going On – September 14-19, 2020

We’re starting this week’s post with a picture of a fire fighter, in honor of all our brave helpers working out west to help our neighbors in California, Oregon, and Washington stay safe. Of course we’re also so proud of our own firefighters, nurses, doctors, hospital workers, town and state government workers, public works, teachers, […]

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DIY Storytime – Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), enjoy this Do-it-Yourself Storytime on the theme of HISPANIC HERITAGE BOOKS: Dreamers • Written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales • Published by Holiday House • Read in English by Melissa Escobar: https://safeYouTube.net/w/2N9X Soñadores • Read in Spanish by Escuelita Dual https://safeYouTube.net/w/AQ9X Yuyi Morales talks about her book, […]

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What’s Going On – September 8-12, 2020

Welcome back to our weekly feature, everyone! In honor of the recent black bear sightings in Stratford, here is this week’s animal friend! (Note: bears are really more like acquaintances – don’t approach them, try to get close to snap a photograph, feed them, or leave food outside). We hope everyone had a great, if […]

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It’s Worth It Wednesdays – August is National Breastfeeding Month – Week 3

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the Stratford Library is partnering with the It’s Worth It! Campaign to provide information about breastfeeding to Connecticut families. Here are our last tips for the month! The It’s Worth It! campaign was developed by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition, the Connecticut Department of Public Heath, and their partners to […]

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It’s Worth It Wednesdays – August is National Breastfeeding Month – Week 2

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the Stratford Library is partnering with the It’s Worth It! Campaign to provide information about breastfeeding to Connecticut families. On Wednesdays in August, we will post tips from the It’s Worth It campaign. The It’s Worth It! campaign was developed by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition, the Connecticut Department of […]

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Online Concert this Wednesday, August 19

Turtle Dance Music Performs Wednesday, August 19 at 4 pm. Join us online – everyone welcome! Every family is welcome to join The Stratford Library online for a special end of summer concert. Matt Mazur of Turtle Dance Music will rock out with us on Wednesday, August 19 at 4 pm. Matt is a perennial […]

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DIY Storytime – Party

Do-It-Yourself Storytime Party Time! Books: I Am Invited to a Party! • Written & illustrated by Mo Willems • Published by • Presented by Ms. Audrey’s Read-alouds Gerald gives Piggie some advice on how to dress for a party. https://safeYouTube.net/w/VlhP Best Kids’ Party Ideas for All Occasions by DIY Projects: https://diyprojects.com/kids-party-ideas/ Xander’s Panda Party • […]

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It’s Worth It Wednesday – August is National Breastfeeding Month – Week 1

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the Stratford Library is partnering with the It’s Worth It! Campaign to provide information about breastfeeding to Connecticut families. On Wednesdays in August, we will post tips from the It’s Worth It campaign. The It’s Worth It! campaign was developed by the Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition, the Connecticut Department of […]

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