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School Support Tip – Miss Soto Literacy Legacy Collection

Miss Soto’s Literacy Legacy Collection Victoria Soto was a Stratford resident and a teacher at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT. After her life was tragically cut short, her friends and family started the Vicki Soto Memorial Fund in her memory. In addition to sponsoring fund-raising activities and awarding scholarships, the fund donates books […]

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Science Sunday – Our Solar System

Science Sunday: Our Solar System Science Sundays are back! Once a month, the Children’s page will list resources, links, and fun on a different science topic. Enjoy learning about our solar system! Read About It NASA Space Place: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/  Fun Space Facts for Kids: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space.html  Fun Solar System Facts for Kids: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space/solarsystem.html  National Geographic Kids […]

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DIY Storytime – Silly Stuff

Silly Stuff Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Silly Stuff any time that is convenient for your family. BOOKS: Silly Tilly • Written by Eileen Spinelli • Illustrated by David Slonim • Published by Two Lions • Presented by The barnyard animals get fed up with Tilly’s silly antics. https://video.link/w/LYxac Toddler Approved has instructions for making […]

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Kids Books You May Have Missed – Contemporary Fiction

CONTEMPORARY FICTION • Families together and apart… • Stories about love and healing… • Overcoming obstacles… • Communities – people and places… Stories of realistic fiction may reflect aspects of your own life or show you the joy and challenges in the lives of other people. Reading promotes empathy and understanding by letting you see […]

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School Support Tip – Learning Languages

The Stratford Library offers several engaging resources for learning languages, free with your library card! Mango Languages is an online database that offers fun, interactive lessons to help you learn, with a focus on practical conversational skills related to greetings, directions, descriptions, help and requests, food, community, and currency. You’ll hear native speakers say the […]

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DIY Storytime – Space Aliens

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of Space Aliens whenever is convenient for your family. BOOKS: Aliens Love Underpants • Written by Claire Freedman • Illustrated by Ben Cort • Published by Simon & Schuster • Presented by Books Alive! Aliens love underpants, but since there aren’t any in space, they come to Earth […]

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Kids Books You May Have Missed – Poetry

POETRY BOOKS Strong women, brave men, and fearless kids… Funny rhymes and delightful wordplay… Poems about animals and the environment… History in lyrical form… The poems in these collections will inspire, make you laugh, and touch your heart. Come to the Stratford Library Children’s Department and check out a POETRY BOOK you may have missed! […]

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School Support Tip – Literacy Programs at the Library

Literacy relates to reading, but also to writing, listening, speaking, and music. The Stratford Library offers many Literacy based programs which help children to develop a love of stories, information, and reading while building their comprehension, writing, and listening skills. Storytimes Baby Lapsit (ages 0-1) Toddler Time (ages 1-2) Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5) Do It […]

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DIY Storytime – Irish Tales

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of Irish Tales whenever is convenient. BOOKS: Fiona’s Luck • Written by Teresa Bateman • Illustrated by Kelly Murphy • Published by Charlesbridge Publishing • Presented by Happy Cultivated After the Leprechaun King steals all the luck, Fiona comes up with a plan to get it back. https://video.link/w/0FSUb […]

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