Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.

  • Audiobooks Promote Literacy

    The Children’s Department has a diverse collection of Wonder Books and Playaways. Please browse our selection of audiobooks for kids.
    A Wonderbook is a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Just press play to read along with your favorite book.
    A Playaway is an audiobook preloaded onto each device. No internet or Wi-Fi is needed. It comes with AAA battery for 30+ hours of listening.

    The Audio Publisher’s Association says that audiobooks promote literacy and “Neuroscience shows that language processing in the brain is the same when reading or listening.  Audiobooks build and enhance vital literacy skills such as fluency, vocabulary, language acquisition, pronunciation, phonemic awareness, and comprehension – skills that often boost reading scores. ” Parents it’s not cheating to use audiobooks.


    1000s of e-Books for kids can also be found on Hoopla and Tumblebooks by logging in with library card.  e-Books for kids




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  • Learn to Play the Ukulele 2024

    Children’s Department presents Learn to Play the Ukulele

    Ages 7-12
    Date: Monday, April 15, 2024 Vacation Week
    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Where: Lovell Room

    Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing! No experience necessary. Ukuleles provided.

    Register Here

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  • Eclipse Talk 2024

    Eclipse Talk with Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society

    A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8th, 2024. Prepare yourselves and join us as we learn more about Stratford’s own Boothe Memorial Astronomical Society, lunar and solar eclipses, and how you can safely view this upcoming out-of-this-world event!

    Ages 6 and up.
    Tuesday, March 5th @ 6:00 PM
    Stratford Library’s Lovell Room

    Register Here

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Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm