Monday, December 28, 2009

Vote for your favorite Nutmeg book!

Voting for the 2010 Nutmeg Book Award will take place in the Stratford Library Children's Department during the month of January.  The Nutmeg Book Award celebrates quality literature for children in grades 4 to 6 (intermediate level) and grades 7 and 8 (teen level).  Kids can vote for their favorite Nutmeg Book, and the winners will be announced February 14, 2010.  What book will win?  Stop by the Children's Department, fill out a ballot, and help determine the winner.  Your vote counts!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Storytime Schedule

Just to remind everyone ... storytimes will not meet December 21 through January 3.  However, don't worry!  There will be a few extra programs during vacation week. 

On Monday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. we'll have a special session of Magical Musical Me.  This program is for children 5 and under with their families.  We sing, we use scarves, we have crazy fun. 

And on Tuesday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. we will be hosting Family Holiday Time. This program is for families with children ages 3 and up.  We'll be celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah in stories, songs, games, and crafts.  It will probably last from 30-45 minutes. 

And, you can Read to the Dogs, Siena and Drago on Wednesdays, December 23 and December 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Today, they're in costume.  Who knows what next week will bring?!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble this Saturday

The Stratford Library Children's Department would like to thank everyone who helped make our Barnes & Noble Bookfair such a tremendous success.  From Paddington the Newfoundland, to Tamara Danilowicz who played the role of The Cat in the Hat to Alexis who made balloon animals for 2 hours, to all the staff and patrons who attended, supported, wrapped, shopped, sent good wishes, we are truly thankful.  Of course, we also thank the staff at Barnes & Noble for being so welcoming.

And for our second act, Stratford Library staff will be wrapping gifts at Barnes & Noble in Milford this Saturday, December 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.  Stop by and see us!  We'll be gift wrapping, but wait, there's more!  We have bookplates, gift tags, and handmade bows to splash up any gift.  Purchasing for that special young lady?  Ask for one of our headband bows that can be removed from the gift and worn!  All donations go to benefit the Children's Department.  Questions? Call us at 203.385.4165.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Read to Siena and Drago this Thursday

Read to Siena and Drago, therapy dogs, this Thursday, December 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  Sign up by calling the Library at 203.385.4165. Reading to dogs helps children build reading proficiency and self confidence.  Plus, they're dogs and what could be more fun than that? Hope to see you soon.