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Free digital titles with just a library card and an Internet-connected computer or device

Saturday, Sep. 19, 10am-4pm

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour ( will showcase the digital content services available in the library’s back parking lot on September 19 from 10am-4pm. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. The Gadget Gallery—featuring Kindle® Fire, iPad® Mini,  Android™ Galaxy Tablet, NOOK™ HD+, Creative® Zen, Kindle® Paperwhite, Windows® Phone 8, and more—will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s digital service.

The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. This 74-foot community outreach vehicle is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile that has served communities for decades. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Stratford Library’s digital service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library’s digital media collection, use supported mobile devices, and sample eBooks, audiobooks, and video.

  • Congratulations to our readers

    Congratulations to all the participants in our summer reading programs.You’ve read over 18,000 books and counting. The final numbers aren’t in yet, but the prize drawings did take place today. All the winners were phoned, and the list is posted in the Children’s Department.

    We are so proud of all of you. If you haven’t stopped in yet to tell us what your favorite books of the summer were, please do! We’d love to hear from you. Remember, we’re moving to the Lovell Room September 8-mid-October during repairs to our ceilings, so be sure to check out a bunch of books before our 2nd floor home closes… temporarily.

  • The voters have spoken!

    shakeThe readers have spoken! The Children’s librarians promised to sing a rock song at the end of summer party on August 12 if Stratford children read enough books.

    Well, as of this morning, you’ve read over 15,100 books, so your librarians (with a little help from some Stratford readers) will be singing ….drum roll please … Shake It Off! Well, let’s just say it will be our own version of Shake It Off with some special library lyrics. We hope you’ll sing along at the party.

    Here is how we picked our song:

    134 children voted for Shake It Off
    107 children voted for What Does the Fox Say? (The librarians admit a small amount of relief they do not have to practice all the animal noises – thank you, voters!)
    57 children voted for Say, Geronimo
    46 children voted for ABC

  • Summer Reading Website

    You can log your summer reading books here. Not sure why the graphic disappeared, but here’s the link! 

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