Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Final Results!

Summer reading ended Saturday, and we wanted to congratulate our 1005 readers who read 16,986 books and activities. That is truly awesome!

You may continue to enter books and to print out your list of books for school until September 4, 2013. Sorry, we're all out of prizes! You cleaned us out this year (Way to go!).

Prize drawings will take place after August 22 and no later than August 27. Winners will be called, and there will be a list of winners posted at the Library. We thank everyone for their entries.

Just to keep everyone excited, we will be having a reading program this fall that will begin November 4. It is called Read Around Stratford. Children will be encouraged to read books and enjoy other activities. Please stop by the Library in November to sign up!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer Reading Ends Saturday!

Congratulations to our 1000+ Summer Readers, the highest in a few years! Remember to stop in by Saturday for your last books and activities to report.

The deadline for calling the Mayor's office to attend the Ice Cream Party is tomorrow, Friday, at 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Deadlines for the Summer Reading Party

Please remember the following deadlines for the Summer Reading Party:
August 9 by 5 p.m. Deadline to call the mayor's office to register as a Harkins' Hero (read 8 books)
August 16 by 5 p.m. Deadline to call the mayor's office to register to attend the party (read 8 books)

Children must be registered with the mayor's office to attend the party!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Stuffed Animal sleep over. Everyone had such a great time. Check out some of the crazy, and fun adventures the animals had at the library.

The Time Machine

The king Knights Sir Muffin

Some Ducks having a snack
The Animals Book Climbing

Animals Riding a Cart

Monday, July 22, 2013

Over 800!

We have over 800 summer readers, so congratulations to you all! Even though it's not so hot, the library is still hopping with visitors! A quick shout out to all the toddlers and babies who rocked out on the dance floor this morning!

Also props to our Blog-a-Book children who submitted online book reviews. Keep 'em coming!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Today's totals!

As of today, we have over 700 summer readers! Are you one of them?
The books, and ebooks, and audiobooks are flying off the shelves (Luckily, we still have some left for you!) Stop on by and pick up some reading, enjoy a craft with our teen volunteers, or just get out of the muggy weather.
Happy Summer!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

3 Thank Yous Today!

Thank yous go to:
Milford Bank for donating lollipops (Yay!)
Subway for donating green things (you can see them on Library Insight!)
Peter from Home Depot for making us an awesome toy for our Medieval and Renaissance Fair (show up to find out what!)

We love all our community partners.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Super Readers! and Today's thank you

As of today, we have over 588 readers and read-to-me children! Congratulations.

Today we thank Milford Bank for donating lollipops for one of our weekly prizes. Thank you for being such a great community partner ... and so close to the Library, too!

And, of course, today's teen volunteers who moved a time machine, cut out squares, calculated lumber requirements, and painted faces. Wonderful!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fossils and Dinosaurs event this Saturday

Join us this Saturday at 11 a.m. for Fossils and Dinosaurs. It's for ages 6 to 12.
You can see a little about the show on Ms. Morin's website

Want to join us? Call us at (203) 385-4165

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Today's Thank you!

Today's Summer Reading Thank You goes to...

McDonalds for donating ice cream cone certificates to our summer reading program! We thank you for being such a great community partner. (And keep making the yummy french fries!)


Yesterday's teen volunteers who worked so hard cutting cardboard, sorting posters, and working on the summer reading displays and program preparations.


All the children who visited yesterday for Turtle Dance Music (oh my goodness fun!) and to sign up/report on summer reading. We were so glad to see you!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Readers rock!

We have over 266 summer readers already, an amazing number.  Keep typing in your books! Use the sign up and log on link on the right side of this page.

Today's reading question is for children ages 9 to 12 - have you read THIS BOOK yet? (I enjoyed it!)
Miss A.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Reading Online Signups

Summer reading starts soon! Sign up and log on here! Use your Library card (not your parents card).

For children not yet reading on their own, sign ups are in the Library only. Please stop by the Library to register any time after June 1.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer Reading 2013!

Summer Reading will begin June 1 during the Main Street Stratford Festival. Stop by our booth (with your Library card!) to register or register online after that.

We're very excited about events and prizes for the summer, so be sure to join us!

Studies show that children who read over the summer return to school smart and ready to learn. Be sure your child is part of that successful group!