Archive | Children

School Support Tip – STEAM-based programs

The Stratford Library offers many STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) related programs, encouraging children’s interest and learning in a fun, interactive way. Science, Technology, & Engineering Programs Science Camp (ages 5-8) Mad Science programs (grades 2-6) Coding Club (grades 3-6) Astronomy Club (grades 3-6) Miss Melissa’s Science Videos (all ages) Science Sundays (grades 3-6) […]

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DIY Storytime – Strong Women

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Strong Women whenever is convenient. Do-It-Yourself Storytime Strong Women BOOKS: A Computer Called Katherine • Written by Suzanne Slade • Illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison • Published by Little, Brown Books for Young readers • Presented by The Children’s Storytime Bookshelf The true story of how a […]

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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 Tips – You Wouldn’t Want to Science & Invention Books

You Wouldn’t Want To … series – Science & Inventions Do you think life would be better without insects, bacteria, or extreme weather? Could you get by without gravity, vaccinations, or clean water? Would you want to live without writing or books? Think again! These 32-page nonfiction books use humor to explain scientific concepts, discoveries, […]

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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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