Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Reading rocks!

Congratulations to our amazing summer readers.  We had over 961 readers plus 245 parent partners participate in the club. Children read over 14,700 books, which is about 14 books per child.  National studies encourage children to read at least 5 books over the summer to maintain reading ability, so our super-readers are well above that! 

Thank you also for filling our our summer reading survey. Looking at the results, it was wonderful to see how many of you enjoyed receiving free books. But weekly prizes and prize tickets scored pretty high, too, so rest assured we will take all of your suggestions under advisement as we plan for next year's program.

We can't forget to thank our many amazing sponsors. If you visit these businesses, please let them know how much you enjoyed summer reading.
- Dunkin Donuts
- Stratford Y
- Quassy Amusement Park
- Bounce U of Stratford
- Lakeshore Learning
- Tutor Doctor
- Dairy Queen
- Stratford Parks and Recreation
- Stratford Public Works
- Connecticut Sun Basketball
- Bridgeport Bluefish
- Icing on the Cake Bakery
- United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
- Applebee's Restaurant
- Special Thanks to the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saturday's Magical Musical Me Cancelled

Due to staff illness, the Saturday Magical Musical Me program on August 18 at 10:30 a.m. is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

E-Readers Teen-Rated!

At our recent Family tech. sandbox, the teen volunteers tried different e-book devices and rated their read-ability and how the pages turned (blinking, sliding, etc.). Here are the results!

Nook Color:  Total Score: 81 Best At: Readability
Ipod: Total Score: 82 Best At: Both
IPad: Total Score: 96 Best At: Both
Sony Reader: Total Score: 36 Best At: Neither :(
Kindle Touch: Total Score: 79 Best At: Readability

Top Readability: Ipad, Kindle
Top Page Turns: Ipad, Ipod

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer updates!

Hi, everyone!

Don't forget this is the last week to report books and drop off those prize tickets! Everyone is doing so well. Over 12,000 activities and books have been registered!

Remember, Saturday is the last day to register books and activities. The online system will stay up so you can print lists for school.

Mini golf is tonight at 6 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Hope to see some of you here tonight.

Monday, July 23, 2012

CheerReading Movie

Yes, I know, this is REALLY late to go up, but here's the link to our CheerReading movie back in June. We had a little trouble with it being loud enough so I hope you like the music our teen volunteers chose to go with it. Great energy!

Enjoy! Stuffed animal sleepover coming soon! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PJ Storytime canceled tonight

We apologize for the inconvenience, but there will be no PJ storytime tonight.

All summer programs require advance registration with the exception of: weekly storytimes. Please call 203-385-4165 or email us at childrens[at]stratfordlibrary[dot]org with questions or to tell us how much fun you are having!

Monday, June 25, 2012

This week at the Library

This week, there are a ton of things going on! Check our events page for details!

Balloon Animals on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Storytime on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Parachute Games Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. - WAITLIST only
Family Night: Crazy Hat Craft and Music - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Stories Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Miss June

Kick off Nutmeg Author on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Eric Berlin

Call to register for events at 203.385-4165 or email us at childrens [at] (Storytimes are drop in)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Storyteller June McAllister on June 29

Storyteller June McAllister will be at the Library on Friday, June 29 at 2:30 p.m. to tell stories on the theme of "No Problem is Too Big!"

Ages 6 to 12 welcome. Bring your voice, your imagination, and get ready to have fun!

Please register by calling 203.385.4165 or email childrens [at] - Email reservations are confirmed once you hear back from us :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Myra Healy Music Time update

Due to an emergency, Myra Healy Music Time will be replaced with 'Music Time' at the same date and time - Monday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 5. Registration is required, and space is limited to 35 children.

We apologize for any inconvenience. All programs are subject to change and substitution. Your patience is appreciated :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kickoff Update

Kickoff 2012 Summer Reading 
with Author Eric Berlin
Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up.  Please register by calling 203.385.4165.

Meet the author of the Nutmeg book The Potato Chip Puzzle and other fun mystery books! Sponsored by the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund.

Learn about puzzles and play a PUZZLE GAME SHOW!

Due to family illness, author Chris Grabenstein will not be our kickoff author. Thank you to Eric Berlin for being a more than stellar kick off author. We have wanted to have Eric at the Library for some time, so we are thrilled he will be joining us. Thanks also to the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund for making this event possible.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Reading Sign ups

Summer Reading starts June 1. HOWEVER, you actually can sign up a little early, if you want, by clicking the link below. Enjoy!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Reading starts June 1!

Summer Reading starts June 1 for all children.

Read-to-Me Program for children not yet reading on their own
Summer Reading Program for independent readers through age 12

Prizes, coupons to local businesses, and special events are all part of the fun.
More details soon!