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  • The Stratford Library and Stratford Parents Place Announce Healing Library Kits


    healing library

    The Healing Library is a series of theme-related kits designed to help families with healing in a healthy way during periods of trauma by teaching parents the skills of looking critically at picture books and utilizing them to communicate with children.

    Currently available topics: Death of a Loved One* Death of a Pet* Alzheimer’s & Your Family

    Future topics: Cancer & Your Family* Divorce & Step-families * Economic Hardship

    Each kit contains: •A variety of children’s books and discussion guides •Lists of additional suggested reading •Activities and materials to provide comfort to family members •Suggested Acts of Kindness •List of Community Helpers for continued support if needed

    Kits may be checked out at: The Stratford Library Children’s Department 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT203-385-4165 or Stratford Parents’ Place (Stratford residents only) 719 Birdseye Street, Stratford, CT203-332-4535

    The Healing Library has been made possible by a partnership with Stratford Parents’ Place and Stratford Library Children’s Department and is funded by the Stratford Rotary Club’s Community Impact Grant and from The Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

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  • September Is Here!

    baby storytimeWe LOVE seeing our students at the Library, and next week, we’ll be jumping in to our fall storytimes. Join us on…

    Mondays at 10:30 am for Toddler Time. Ages 1-2 – siblings welcome. (No class 9/30, 11/11, but all other Mondays.)

    Tuesdays at 10:30 am for Preschool Power Hour. Ages 3-5. Stories and a craft.

    Thursdays at 10:30 am for Baby Lapsit. Ages 0-18 months.

    Fridays at 10:30 am for Friday Fun. Ages 2-5. (No class 10/4, but all other Fridays – special Music time the Friday after Thanksgiving).

    No need to register – just join us! Call for info on holiday/inclement weather occasions.

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  • Summer Fun at the Library

    Congratulations to all our readers!

    Read to Me participants who completed 20 activities – your party is August 17 at 11 am.

    Summer Readers and Tween Summer Readers. Sign up at by Wednesday, 8/14 to attend the Ice Cream Party with illusionist David Garrity. The party is August 21.

    Don’t forget to turn in reading sheets to your school when you return. We’re so proud of your reading.

    Storytimes begin again September 16.


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Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 (from Oct. thru mid May)