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What’s Going on right now in March

Hi, everyone! We’ve been so busy lately we haven’t had a moment to even say what’s going on. So here’s a quick update with more to come throughout the month. St. Patrick’s Day Grab’n’Gos – we still have a few left. Sign up here to reserve one.  Family Garden Project – Basil – we still […]

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School Support Tip – Readaloud Book Pairs

Print & Audiobook Pairs Listening to an audiobook while simultaneously reading the print version of the book can be very beneficial for children: increasing their reading speed, expanding vocabulary, improving fluency and comprehension, teaching pronunciation and critical listening skills, boosting reading confidence, and allowing students to read above level. The Stratford Library offers audiobooks in […]

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DIY Storytime – Hats

Celebrate Dr. Seuss day with a whimsical DIY Storytime on Hats – whenever is convenient for your family. Do-It-Yourself Storytime HATS BOOKS: Old Hat New Hat • Written and illustrated by Jan and Stan Berenstain • Published by Random House Books for Young Readers • Presented by Mark Gooding Brother Bear wants a new hat, […]

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Kids Books You May Have Missed – Friendship Stories

FRIENDSHIP STORIES Friends in school and at summer camp… Magical friends and animal friends… Breaking up and getting back together… Finding adventure and making trouble! Whether they are human, animal, or creatures of fantasy, the friends in these books support each other through good and bad times. Find some new friends in these wonderful Friendship […]

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DIY Storytime – Pancakes

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Pancakes whenever is convenient for your family. BOOKS: Pancakes, Pancakes • Written and illustrated by Eric Carle • Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers • Presented by Mr. Paulsen Reads Jack gathers all the ingredients his mother needs to make pancakes. https://video.link/w/0TPBb Grow Stretch Speak has an […]

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Black History Month Booklist

Black History Month Booklist The Stratford Library Children’s Department has a large collection of books about and by Black authors and illustrators. Here is a selection of picture books, biographies, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels and poetry. Please contact us for additional recommendations. Visit our website at stratfordlibrary.org to search our catalog and place holds on […]

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DIY Storytime – Valentines

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of Valentines whenever is convenient for your family. BOOKS: Love, Splat • Written and illustrated by Rob Scotton • Published by HarperCollins • Presented by Storytime Anytime Splat the cat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. https://video.link/w/mhZJb Love Play Learn has instructions for […]

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Books You May Have Missed – Bridge Books

BRIDGE BOOKS Furry friends and daring dodos! Mysteries and scary stories… Science and magic… Diverse characters and cultural celebrations… For kids moving beyond Easy Readers, these chapter books offer a great variety of fun-to-read stories. Come to the Stratford Library Children’s Department and check out a new BRIDGE BOOK you may have missed! Many books […]

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