Kids

Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.

  • Online Programs March 29-April 3

    catThe Stratford Library Children’s Department continues to offer online storytimes and programs for children and their families. Join us via Zoom on your computer, laptop, or smartphone. Email us with questions at childrens@stratfordlibrary.org

    Our Zoom events now require registration. After you register, we’ll send you a Zoom(y) invitation to join! 

    Friday Fun
    Friday, April 3, 10:30 am
    Stories and Songs for ages 2-5.
    Register on our Events page. 

    Online Baby and Caregiver Support Time
    Thursday, April 2, 10:30 am
    A resource for babies up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Songs and rhymes will be shared, along with the opportunity for caregiver discussion and support. Register on our Events page. 

    Alphabet Parade
    Thursday, April 2, 3:30-3:45 pm
    Let’s march our way through the alphabet, celebrating one letter each week (Surely the quarantine will be over by the time we get to Z (Laughing!)). Families should have crayons and paper, and be ready to march around their house looking for the alphabet everywhere!
    Register on our Events page. 

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  • Stratford Library Storytime video

    Can’t make our online storytime meetings?

    Enjoy Storytime with Miss Tess any time! The theme is dragons!

     

     

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  • Online Children’s Programs March 23-27, 2020

    baby storytimeSo, hey, we’re kind of getting used to chatting with you on Zoom. Shoutout to our storytime families this Monday and Tuesday morning! Hello to our babies and toddlers, and to our preschool children who were so great at saying Abracadabra to meet our furry bunny singing the clapping song and playing peek-a-boo! (If you were at storytime Tuesday, you know what I mean!)

    ** If you need a dial in number for Zoom, because you don’t have a videocamera on your devices or are having other internet problems, please contact us: childrens@stratfordlibrary.org or chat on our main page at http://stratfordlibrary.org/

    Here’s the list of next week’s events, including our ongoing bookgroup of The Secret Garden.

    Tuesday, March 24, 4 pm
    Math Races: Division
    Join us at Zoom Meeting ID 105 193 339

    Back by popular demand, this week, we’ll be working on our division facts. Open to any child who… knows some division facts! You will need: a few pieces of paper, 2-3 pieces of tape, a button or other LIGHT item (We’re going to be folding the paper so nothing too heavy), a heavy can or bottle to tape our paper to.

    Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm
    Family Trivia
    Join with Zoom Meeting code:  431-300-189

    Grades. 3 to 6 and their family members. What random facts do you know? Test your knowledge! Players will need a pencil and paper to play along!

    Thursday, March 26, 10:30 am
    Online Baby and Caregiver Support Time

    Join with Zoom Meeting Code: 457-123-147

    A resource for babies up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Songs and rhymes will be shared, along with the opportunity for caregiver discussion and support.

    Thursday, March 26, 4 pm
    Bingo en espanol

    Online via the Zoom app (on your phone/tablet/Chromebook) or via Zoom on your computer.
    Zoom meeting ID: 952 803 680

    Let’s play Bingo … en espanol! For all our students who were in bilingual classrooms, and for all our Spanish speaking students, we’ll play Bingo … but it’s your job to call out the numbers en espanol!

    You will need: a few pieces of paper and some bingo chips or pennies or little pieces of paper.

    You can also use this BINGO blank card if you can print it out! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sNp3YT-dbqcP7JBNlHVIQQsCO7Zz94qi/view?usp=sharing (Don’t worry if you can’t – we’ll be drawing our own at the beginning of the game.)

    Thursday, March 26, 6 pm
    Fun with Silly Monkeys Storytime

    Join us online as we read stories and sing songs – all about silly monkeys!
    Join the Zoom Meeting Code: 509-489-498
    Ages 2-6

    Friday, March 27, 10:30 am
    Friday Fun

    Stories and Songs for ages 2-5.
    Online via Zoom (app or computer):
    Meeting ID: 189-592-336

    The Secret Garden Book Club

    Please join the Stratford Library Children’s Department’s online book club for “The Secret Garden”.  Together we’ll read the book prior to the movie release. Via email, you’ll receive discussion questions and fun extras such as information about the author, trivia questions, and ideas for activities and crafts to go along with the story.  We look forward to reading with you!

    Ebook and downloadable audiobook versions of The Secret Garden can be borrowed from the library using Overdrive or Hoopla. The ebook is also available in the public domain. You can access it via https://www.gutenberg.org/files/113/113-h/113-h.htm and read online!

    Please complete this registration form to join the book club: https://forms.gle/Kx5dvsjKLcJve62X9

     

     

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