Monday, January 31, 2011

Again with the snow

I'm not sure anyone is quite sure what this mammoth storm is going to do, rain, ice, sleet, rainy ice, icy rain, snow, but in any case... please call the Library at 203.385.4165 to make sure programs will still be taking place during inclement weather.  The Library may be open, but a program may still have been canceled if a speaker, performer, or workshop leader cannot get to the Library.

48 days left until spring. Tick tock, Jack Frost!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Cancellation for Wednesday, January 26

Hi, everyone,

Well the forecast came a little early today, so with the snow, the Library will be closing at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 26.  Pajamarama is therefore canceled. Please call or check posted cancellation notices to check on the status of tomorrow's Baby Lapsit program at 10:30 a.m.

Thanks, be safe, and happy shoveling!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Snowy Weather In the Forecast

Hi, everyone!

I hate to use the dreaded s word (s-n-o-w), but it looks like more snow this Wednesday and Thursday morning.  Please phone us (203.385.4165) before coming to the Library for Pajamarama on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. or Baby Lapsit on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. These programs may not take place even if the Library is open. 

See you soon in your snow boots!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Moms Over Coffee Postponed

Hi, everyone,

Due to the predicted snow, Moms Over Coffee will be postponed to our February 11 meeting date at 2:30 p.m. This decision is irrespective of the Library's being open for business; assume the Library will be open unless you hear otherwise through our regular news channels.

So see you in February!  We'll have twice as much fun then to make up for the delay!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Decorative Arts January 22 - Make Wrist warmers!

Are you the creative type? (I'm not!)  Well, if you are AND if you are ages 7 to 12, you can make these nifty wrist warmers at our Decorative Arts Class on Saturday, January 22 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  And with the way the weather is going, you will need them!

Please register ahead of time by calling 203.385.4165 or by emailing us at childrens [at] stratfordlibrary [dot] org.

You will have fun. And. You will be warm. These are both good things.
See you soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Moms Over Coffee

This is a new program we hope you'll enjoy. Bring your small children to play while you hear about good adult books (When was the last time you had grownup time?). Coffee served. We meet once a month on Friday at 2:30, and the January meeting is Friday, January 21. Register at 203.385.4165.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Playaways!

The librarians did a dance around the room yesterday because the new Playaways are in!  Here is the juicy list in no particular order! Oh, I forgot.  In case you do not know what a Playaway is, it's an MP3 player with an entire book on it for you to listen to.  You just plug your headphones in, hit the play button, and away you go!  You can recognize their bright orange cases in our media section.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Geronimo Stilton books 11-16
Slightly Scary Stories for Halloween
Peter and the Wolf
Peter Pan
39 Clues #3
39 Clues #7
39 Clues #10
Child's Day Out
Ready Freddy
Maynard Moose and other tales
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Four-Story Mistake
Ga'Hoole: The Journey
Ga'Hoole: The Capture
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Make Way for Ducklings
Sweet Farts
Anne of Green Gables
The Little Princess

Monday, January 3, 2011

New online for kids

We're very excited to have World Book Encyclopedia online for our patrons.  You can see the link to World Book from our Resources page.  All you need to access it from your home or laptop is your Stratford Library card.

And for our young patrons, we're equally excited to have Tumblebooks which is an interactive Storybook site where children can listen to wonderful stories and even read along. You can access Tumblebooks from our Downloadable Media page. Tumblebooks also uses your Stratford Library card to enter the site.