Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Save Our Stratford Library

The proposed budget for Stratford Library for 2011-2012 includes drastic cuts to the Library's budget. This will result in:
  • Library closures on Sundays, Saturdays, weekdays, and evenings
  • Cancellations for programs for ALL ages including Story Hours, Summer Reading, and Homework help
  • Fewer books, DVDs, audiobooks, and databases
  • A reduction of 20% in library staffing
Please help us serve you. Share a brief note or conversation with your council person. Tell them what you love about the Library and why we are important to you.

Opportunities to address Town Council include: 
  • Monday, April 11, 6:00 p.m. Town Hall
  • Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. Bunnell High School
  • Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. Stratford High School.
Please consider attending one of these public forums (wear red!), write to your council person, and sign a petition at the Library.  Thank you for showing your support of the library.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Moms over Coffee this Friday

We have several sold out programs this week (which I won't mention to tempt you!), but we have a little space left in our Moms Over Coffee program which meets this Friday at 2:15 p.m. It's pretty low key; show up, bring your kids, hear about new books for adults in a relaxed setting.

Want to join? email us at childrens [at] stratfordlibrary.org or call us at 203.385.4165

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Nate

This series, Big Nate, seems to be the next 'big thing,' so some extra copies have just entered the building (Look for them soon, on a shelf near you!). Some of them are comic books, and some of them are hybrids, which means a chapter book with doodles or comics interspersed.

It's based on a comic strip that has been around for a while, and it follows a middle schooler as he does his everyday-kid type stuff, including, surprise, surprise, doodling!  I have a big feeling that fans of Wimpy Kid won't mind at all reading this series.