Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.

  • Jump into January!

    Our January is jumping with fun! Here are a few ideas for this cold month.

    Saturday, January 4, 3 pm. Minute to Win It. (Ages 8-12).
    Monday, January 6-Friday, January 31 – Storytimes start again! (There is no storytime January 20).
    Tuesday, January 7, 4 pm. Read Around Stratford visits the Firehouse (Meet at 2750 Main Street). Ages 5-12 with a grown-up.
    Saturday, January 11, 10:30 am-12 pm. Sew Kindness Bookmarks (Ages 7-12).

    Questions or to register, call 203.385.4165 or visit our Events page.





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  • Luna Lovegood’s Winter Traditions

    Ever wonder how Harry Potter’s friend Luna Lovegood celebrates winter? Find out on Sunday, December 29 at 3 pm with a fun event with games and celebration. Ages 8-12 and costumes are welcome. Register on our Events page.

    What will you see at the event? Well, you never know, as Harry discovers in his many conversations with Luna. For example…

    And before he could say a word she had cried, ‘Oooh, look, a Blibbering Humdinger!’ and pointed out of the window. 








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  • Read Around Stratford Program

    booksThe Read Around Stratford program is open to all children grades Kindergarten through six, encouraging personal reading adventures each month! Families can sign up in the Children’s Department anytime to receive that month’s reading challenge.

    Our November challenge is “Battle of the Books.” Pick up the list of books in the Children’s Department and pick a pair of battle books to read and vote on. Some of our battle books include popular authors, classic authors, and fun nonfiction pairings. Children can, of course, be read to or read on their own. Audiobooks count, too. November challenges are due December 7.

    Children can add gems to their lighthouse display each month they participate, and a special party honoring children who complete three challenges will take place in April 2020. Thank you to the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund for sponsoring this program. 




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