Summer Reading Week 2 – What’s Going On

seussWelcome to Stratford Library Summer Reading – week 2. So many of you signed up last week – WOW! Check out our summer reading page here, with links to sign up, to online reading, and our teen and adult reading programs as well!  This week’s theme is “Magical Characters” – and we’d like to thank our virtual volunteer Vivian for creating this positivity picture for us – even from home, our volunteers are doing great things.

Many of you have asked us “What should my child read this summer?” Great Question. Why not call us at 203.385.4165 or email us at childrens [at], and tell us what books you are looking for? We’ll make personalized recommendations for your family and either guide you to books online or help you select Library books and make a reservation to pick them up. Because of COVID, we don’t wish to recommend books that you might have a difficult time finding.


June 21-27 – Library Programs for Your Family!

Toddler Time 
Monday, June 22, 10:30 am
Songs and rhymes for ages 0-2. Meets on Zoom.

Cursive Camp 
Mondays, beginning June 22 at 4 pm
Grades 3-6. Learn handwriting for letters, scrapbooking, and fine motor skills. Meets on Zoom.

legoLEGO Challenge
Monday, June 22, 6 pm
Build online with friends with different challenges for each meet-up. Children will need LEGOs to participate. Meets on Zoom.

Magical Beings Craft
Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 am (Ages 3-6) and 2:30 pm (Ages 6-12)
Registered participants will receive a FREE craft kit from the Library. Then, join us on Tuesday for the Zoom as we craft together.
Register ages 3-6. Register ages 6-12.

NEW Books Club
Tuesday, June 23 at 5 pm
Grades 4-6. Hear about new books and then reserve them for check out! Meets on Zoom.
Register & see the trailer of this week’s books.

robinSummer Bird Feeding
Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm
All Ages – courtesy of the Adult Department.

Summer is an exciting time for watching a huge variety of backyard birds. Chris Petherick will talk about the birds we may see during this exciting time – and about the benefits to feeding birds in the summer – for them and for us!  Chris Petherick is a lifelong bird enthusiast and owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.
Register for the Zoom.

Draw with Josie
Wednesday, June 24 at 2 pm
Ages 6-12. Teen volunteer Josie teaches children how to draw characters from books, TV, and movies, one step at a time. This week, draw Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie.
Register for the Zoom.

harry potterHarry Potter Trivia. 
Wednesday, June 24 at 7 pm
All ages. All ages grades 3 and up. It’s a Hogwarts Trivia Tournament. Answer Harry Potter trivia questions – some easy, some only Hermione would know! Everyone who registers will be able to choose a Hogwarts House and compete in four rounds of trivia to earn House points. We’ll post the winning House as the Stratford House Cup Champion on our website. There may be random surprises, too! Accio Fun! Register. 


Dive Into Magic with Harry Houdini 
Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm
Grades 3-6. Dive into magic with trivia, fun facts, and activities about America’s famous magician, Harry Houdini. Learn about his life, training, and most famous stunts.
Register on Zoom.

Friday Fun Storytime
Friday, June 26 at 10:30 am
Ages 1-5. Enjoy stories and songs with friends online. Meets on Zoom.

DIY Saturdays
Enjoy on the blog (here!) a DIY Sports Storytime
Check our Events Calendar for two escape rooms – Hogwarts and Narnia!

And… don’t forget to register now for…

macy mcmillanNutmeg Book Group 
Grades 4-6. Read Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess. Registered participants will receive a Free COPY OF THE BOOK, courtesy of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. Register today to get your book pack! We’ll be baking during the discussion, too!


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