Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.

  • What our readers have to say!

    readers talk

    Summer Reading is underway and here are some thoughts from our summer readers!

    “Elephant was so funny.” (Can you guess the book?)

    “Got so much more to read!” (Us, too!)

    “I wish I could get a kitten, but my mom is allergic.” (We’re so sorry! Did you know some libraries have live-in cats? (Don’t worry, mom, not the Stratford Library))

    “I think I’m doing good at summer reading” (You sure are!)

    “I learned that lobsters have two different kinds of claws. One is called a crusher claw and the other is called a scissor claw” (We did NOT know that!)

    “A baby panda is the size of a jelly bean” (Facts are so fascinating, aren’t they?)

    Keep reading, and sharing your facts with us – you make summer stupendous – log more books from our summer reading page.

    Summer Reading 2024 | Stratford Library Association

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  • Summer Reading Challenge 2024

    It’s Summertime at the Startford Children’s Library
    Join The Stratford Library Summer Reading Challenge



    Read to Me Program (Birth to age 8)
    Click here to register and log your activities

    Young children are invited to read, write, sing, talk & play this summer with monthly prizes & activities for reading. All participants will receive an invitation to a party on September 12.

    Summer Reading Program (Ages 5-12)
    Click here to register and log your books

    Readers are invited to read books this summer and earn monthly prizes. Children who read 8 books will complete the summer challenge and become a Mayor’s Summer
    Reading Champion with an ice cream party on August 7.

    Summer Programs

    Join us for a wide variety of programs and celebrate literacy by joining in summer reading fun! Exciting things are happening every day, so don’t miss out
    Click here for the Stratford Library Summer Programs (PDF)

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  • School Book Talks 2024

    Stratford Library School Visits

    Throughout the month of May, the Children’s Department librarians are visiting every K-5 classroom in the Town of Stratford. For Kindergarten and First grade we read a book and then discuss our Summer Reading Program which begins on June 1st. Grades 2-5 we are book talking our favorite books which include different genres and share the books by flipping through the pages. Grades 2-5 are given a bookmark with the list of books from our school visits. The Summer Events Flyer will be coming to your school shortly. Promoting reading in our community will create life-long readers.

    Librarian’s Favorite Books

    Find out more about these books by clicking on the photo.













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Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm