Welcome to the Stratford Library Children’s Department.

  • Summer Reading starts June 1

    Summer Reading for children ages 0-12 starts June 1. Are you ready?! This year, we’re Building a Better World through reading.

    Children not yet reading on their own (up to age 8) can join our Read to Me Club. Complete activities, earn stickers and a free book each week. Children who complete 20 activities can attend a party with singer Al DeCant.

    Readers through grade 7 can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge. Read 8 books this summer to attend a party with Mayor Harkins and entertainer Kahana Hula. Details about registering for the party are at At the Library, children earn the weekly prize and a free book each week they log a book. Children who join the challenge will also be entered into weekly raffles for additional prizes.

    It all starts June 1. We’ll see you at the Library!

    summer reading club

    summer reading club

    read to me club

    read to me club

  • New Nutmegs

    Please stop by the Library the first week of May to see this year’s new Nutmeg nominees for grades 2-6. There will be 15 new elementary titles and 10 new intermediate titles to enjoy and read.  This year’s winners will be announced by May 15.

    Last year’s winners were:

    jedi academyJedi Academy


    The One and

    Only Ivan







    one and only ivan book











  • Nutmeg voting!

    Children in grades 2-12 can vote for their favorite Nutmeg books this April. Drop by the Library to fill out a voting ballot. Here’s a quick picture of the Elementary titles – all great!




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