Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.


  • 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!

  • Parent Discussion Group

    Are you a parent of a child between the ages of three and eight?

    Then, come to our Parent Discussion Group
    Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    September 23 to October 29
    Free childcare and refreshments provided

    The group meets in the Stratford Library Board Room
    Suzanne Porco Clement, Family and Early Childhood Specialist will lead discussions on:

    - Goal setting in parenting
    - Positive everyday parenting strategies
    - Building self-esteem
    - Fostering children’s friendships
    - Understanding and responding to bullying
    - Parent self-care

    Parents who joined this group last year say it’s a great experience. They make friends, learn valuable skills, and feel validated in their work as a parent. Join us!

    Made possible by a William Caspar Graustein Foundation grant

    Call 203-385-4165 to register or email us at childrens [at]