Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.


  • Dress up storytimes

    Special announcement: The Tuesday 10:30 storytime and the Friday 10:30 storytime this week are Halloween-themed with costumes encouraged. Children will be trick-or-treating around the library at the end of storytime.

    Happy Halloween, everyone!

  • Crazy 8s Bedtime Math

    Crazy8sFor all our preschoolers ages 3 to 6 who are night owls, come on out to Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s club! Wednesdays, October 8 and 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session focuses on a math topic with an engaging activity. Parents needed to volunteer for future sessions.

    To sign up, call 203-385-4165

  • Read Around Stratford kick off is Wednesday, October 1

    You’ve been asking for a month, and now we’re ready to go. Our fall reading program starts October 1, and we kick it off with a special history event in the library’s backyard.

    ¬†Ages 6 to 12 can join us Wednesday, October 1 for a Graveyard History Hunt at 4 p.m. We will meet in the library’s back courtyard and then visit the Old Congregational Burial Ground for some in-person history. Children will be challenged to find the oldest grave, the most intriguing inscription, and other historical facts. It’s rain or shine (barring thunder) – wear boots as necessary! A cell phone, tablet, or other digital camera may help you hunt faster as you document your finds.

    To sign up, call 203-385-4165 or email us at childrens [at]

    And for Read Around Stratford, we encourage all children to sign up anytime in October. Stop by the library to receive a game sheet to keep track of books read with prizes for each month and a party at the end. Special events and challenges throughout the year. Thank you to the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund for funding our beautiful game sheets.

  • Authors Club meets Monday

    Our Aspiring Authors club meets this Monday at 4 p.m. in the Children’s Department for ages 8 to 12. Please call us at 203-385-4165 to register.

    For grades 6 to 8, we meet next Monday! Snack provided; call to register.

    Can’t wait to share the new writing activity that Beth and Miss A have concocted!