Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.
Stop by the Library beginning June 1 to sign up for summer reading! Our programs are organized by age – here’s a brief summary.
Ages 0-8 (grown-up reading with you) – Read to Me Club – Complete 20 activities for weekly stickers and a party invitation.
Grades K-7 (readers) – Summer Reading Challenge – Complete 8 books for an end-of-summer party and weekly prizes. Enter a prize drawing to enter our For-a-Day experiences including “Be a Librarian for-a-day!” Special events listed on our online Events page.
Grades 5-8 (tweens) – Tween Summer Challenge – Complete 8 activities for an end-of-summer party and weekly prize drawings. Special events listed on our online Events page.
The Library also hosts Teen and Adult summer reading programs.
Join our summer celebration – Libraries and Readers Rock!Continue reading →
Call us at 203.385.4165 to register for any of these events. (You do not need to register for morning storytimes).
Monday, April 23, 10:30 am. Toddler Time
Tuesday, April 24, 10:30 am. Preschool Power Hour
Tuesday, April 24, 4:30-6pm. Read to Therapy Dogs
Wednesday, April 25, 4 pm. Science in Action
Thursday, April 26, 10:30 am. Baby Lapsit
Thursday, April 26, 4 pm. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie (Rated PG-13)
Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm. Harry Potter Book Club (Read The Hobbit through Chapter 10 and draw Fantastic Beasts)
Friday, April 27, 10:30 am. Friday Fun
Saturday, April 28, 1:30 pm. LEGO Club
Monday, April 30, 10:30 am. Toddler Time.
Tuesday, May 1, 10:30 am. Preschool Power Hour
Tuesday, May 1, 5 pm. Advance Reader’s Book Club
Wednesday, May 2, 6 pm. Move ‘n’ Groove Storytime
Thursday, May 3, 10:30 am. Baby Lapsit
Thursday, May 4, 6:30 pm. Astronomy Club (Ages 7-12)
Friday, May 4, 10:30 am Friday Fun.
Saturday, May 5, 1:30 pm. Library LEGO Club.Continue reading →
Thursday, April 12, 10:30 am. Storyfaces! – They tell the story by face painting audience volunteers. Courtesy of CT Humanities and the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Register on our events page.
Preschool Music Time – Monday, April 9 at 10:30 am. Ages 0-4. Just drop in.
Read to Therapy Dogs – Tuesday, April 10, 10:30am-12pm. Call 203.385.1465 for a reading time.
Advance Readers Book Club. Tuesday, April 10 at 5 pm. Grades 3-6. Check out new books before they are even published.
Crazy 8s Math. Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm. Ages 5-8. Math games with a twist.
Library LEGO Club. Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 pm. Ages 5-12.
Beginner Pillow Case. Ages 7-12 with a participating adult. Wednesday & Friday, April 11/13, 10:30 am-12pm. Purchase supplies Monday, April 2 at 6 pm at Joann’s. Call 203.385.4165 to register.
Advanced Beginner Rainbow Quilt. Ages 8-12 with a participating adult. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, April 9-11, 2:30-4:30 pm. Purchase supplies Monday, April 2 at 6 pm at Joann’s. Call 203.385.4165 to register.