Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading

The Stratford Library invites you to participate in our summer reading challenge and summer programs from June 1st to August 13th.


Summer Reading Programs

Children’s Summer Reading has two programs:

Read To Me
Complete ten activities in each area to win prizes!

  • Read
  • Write
  • Sing
  • Talk
  • Play

Independent Readers
Read eight books and you’ll be invited to our Summer Reading party at the end of the program. Win monthly prizes and spin the prize wheel once a month for more fun! Looking for a Bingo Card? Download it here (PDF).

Teen Summer Reading
Create an online reading account here & then log your time spent reading throughout the summer. Earn 1 virtual “ticket” for every 30 minutes of time spent reading (or listening!) to a book, comic, magazine, news article, etc. from now until August 13th. The more tickets you earn, the more chances you have to win. One winner will be randomly selected each week to win a $15 gift card. In August, one winner will be randomly selected to win our $50 gift card grand prize. Teens entering grades 7 through college freshmen are welcome to participate.

Looking for summer reading recommendations? Fill out our What Should I Read Next? form & we’ll create a curated list of recommendations just for you! You can also check out our booklists by grade for suggestions, too! Grades 7-89-10 & 11-12.


Adult Summer Reading: Adults are entered for drawings for Barnes & Noble gift cards (to be drawn after August 13.)   Summer reading e-newsletters will have offer fun facts and more. If you prefer not to create an online account, you can log your summer reading with us by calling 203-385-4164  or email or direct message us on social media. Please be sure to include your full name, phone/email, and the book title.  Looking for reading recommendations? You can get a custom recommendation from our librarians!  Build Your Own Book Bundle and we’ll suggest 3-5 books. You can also browse book lists in our catalog.

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm