What’s Going On June 15-20, 2020

starfishIt’s week 14, or, week 4 of phase 2. AND THE KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL! Congratulations! You did it! You made it to summer vacation!

Don’t forget to check out our booklist with titles about racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.


artemis fowl bookJune 1-18
Read Artemis Fowl with Us before the movie on Disney+

June 1-30
Stay at Home Bingo
Try to get 5 in a row on our activity card!


Monday, June 15-Saturday, August 8
Summer Reading and Read to Me!
Children ages 0-12 can sign up for a reading club, and either read along with parents or read independently. Weekly prize drawings, summer challenges, and reading goals for each child.
Register on our website. 

Mondays, June 15-August 3, 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Ages 0-2. Sing, rhyme, bounce, and enjoy pre-literacy activities.

Tuesday, June 16, 5 pm
NEW Books Club
Grades 4-6. New books are arriving, even if the library is closed. Join this club if you want to be the first to read them! Check our website for booktalks and a list of NEW books each week. Reserve up to 3 books at a time. Share your reviews, return the books, and check out some more. All books count toward your summer reading goal!

Read to Therapy DogsWednesday, June 17, 2 pm
Read to Therapy Dogs
Read to therapy dogs Drago or Veloce. Meets on Zoom. All readers.


The Science of BakingThursday, June 18, 11 am
The Science of Baking 

Learn about food science, different ingredients in baked goods, how they all work together in a recipe, and watch a cooking demo based on principles discussed. Siddhi Sheth, MS, RDN, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and currently the In-Store Dietitian at the ShopRite of Shelton. (All ages program courtesy of the Adult Department)

abu simbelThursday, June 18, 4 pm
Dive into Archaeology with the Ancient Egyptians 
Grades 3-6. Dive into archaeology with trivia, fun facts, and activities about the Ancient Egyptians. Learn about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and more. This program meets on Zoom.


Friday, June 19, 10:30 am
Friday Fun Storytime 
Ages 1-5. Join us on Zoom for stories and songs.

Saturday, June 20, 11 am
Rainbow Storytime and Craft
All ages. Come celebrate all the different kinds of families in our community. LGBT books will be read, and rainbow crafts and activities enjoyed by everyone who wishes to express their Pride in Stratford’s diversity.

DIY Saturdays! Online fun on your own time.
Enjoy a DIY Storytime (June 20 is Unicorns) and online Escape Rooms from Around the web!
Google Earth Scavenger Hunt
Jumanji Escape Room 

cursive camp

Do you want to learn cursive? Cursive handwriting is useful for scrapbooking, letter writing, and fine motor skills. Cursive Camp meets Mondays at 4 pm beginning June 22. Grades 3 to 6. (Older siblings and parents also welcome to learn with their child). This is a beginner class using the Zaner Bloser ™ method. Register for this online program. 


Nutmeg Book Group – register now for the discussion to get a FREE copy of the book! Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, one of our new Nutmeg titles. We’ll be baking cookies as part of the discussion – meet you in the kitchen!

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