Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back to School

We want to wish Stratford children an awesome first day back to to school.  Check out this helpful first day info. And don't forget that the Library has some great back to school programs for school age children. Check out our Calendar for details.

School Dismissal Schedule

Bus Schedules

Back to School Tips from 

Back to School Fashion for Girls

Backpack Trends

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Reading Wrap Up

All the librarians in the Children's Department would like to congratulate our summer readers.  We are so proud of all of you for reading, setting goals, and working hard to accomplish them.  We know you will return to school smart and ready to go.

So, how did we do? Here are some fun facts from summer reading.
- 1104 children participated.  That's about 200 more kids than last year, which was our record high. Wow!
- 8800+ books were read.  I'm trying to picture a stack of books that high, and I just can't!
- 7600+ activities were completed.  That's a ton of reading done by parents and siblings, not to mention rhymes, songs, and other activities.
- 4500 raffle tickets were given out.  The fashion bag had the most entries.
- 1400 free books were given away to children.
- Next year's theme will be One World, Many Stories.  We're already planning raffle bags from every continent! If you have any coins from a foreign country we'd love to include them in next year's bags.

We also would like to thank our sponsors and invite you to visit them.
- Appleby's
- Bella Napoli
- Bridgeport Bluefish
- Quassy
- Stella's Restaurant
- Subway @ Walmart
- The Carol Pieper Memorial Fund

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Reading Parties

Congratulations to the over 1100 children who participated in Summer Reading.  If you're coming to one of the parties this week, here's what you should know:

Read to Me Party has been moved to Christ Church at 2000 Main Street.  You may park at the Library or on Academy Hill.  You will need a ticket to be admitted.

Summer Reading Party is at the Baldwin Center.  This party is completely full, so only children with tickets and their grown ups will be admitted.  Please make other arrangements for siblings. You may park at the Library; the Baldwin center is the building next to the Library (we share a parking lot).

We're so proud of all of you for your reading accomplishments.  Every day you made us laugh or taught us something.  So thank you to everyone who participated, and here's to another great year!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fire Department will be visiting at 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday

The updated date and time for the Fire Department visit is Wednesday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Thanks for your patience!