Butterflies are here!

Our caterpillar friends have emerged and become beautiful butterflies.

Join us on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Stratford Library when we release them into their new homes in the wild!

High Five a Librarian Day!

EveryLibrary has declared tomorrow High Five a Librarian Day!

Swing by the Stratford Library and give us a high five!


Butterflies in Progress!


To celebrate Citizenship Month, each branch at HCPL was given caterpillars to watch transform into butterflies.

Come meet Twitchy, Benvolio, Mercutio, Fred Jr and all of their friends!

Then make a beautiful origami butterfly to decorate the Stratford Library.

Hands On Art Party - November 18


Art! Treats! More!

Wednesday November 18

4:30 - 5:30 PM

@ Stratford Library

Celebrate diversity and thankfulness!

Help create a collaborative display and take a craft home for yourself.

All ages welcome.

Tiny Tuesday - I Spy Bottles


It's Tiny Tuesday Time!

Tuesday November 17 10:15 AM

We will have our regular Tiny Tuesday Storytime with songs, rhymes and books.

Afterwards we will make I Spy Bottles for the little ones.

Use them on roadtrips, during holiday shopping, or anytime you need to keep your baby occupied and engaged.

Ages 0-2 are welcome.

See you there!

Stratford Library Book Club


Our next book club is Wednesday November 11 at 10 AM at the Stratford Library.

We will be discussing Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.

We have copies available in regular print, large type, and audiobook at the Stratford Library, or download the ebook on Overdrive.

Happy reading!

Halloween Week at the Stratford Library!

It's Halloween Week at the Stratford Library! Costumes are welcome at all events.

Tuesday - Tiny Tuesday Costume Party - 10:15 AM for 0-18 months.

Wednesday - Goosebumps Halloween Party 4:30 - 5:30 PM for kids all ages. 

Thursday - ABC Storytime Costume Party - 10:45 AM for ages 2-5.

Or stop by anytime to pick up some spooky reads to get you in the holiday spirit!


Get ready for A Goosebumps Halloween!

Join us for a Goosebumps Halloween Party!

Wednesday, October 28th

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Games, treats, and more! 

Dress up for a spooky good time!

Gulf Coast Reads - The Promise Book Discussion

Join us on Wednesday October 14 at 10:00 AM for our discussion of the Gulf Coast Reads book, The Promise.

Enjoy a selection of vintage candy and browse our books about Galveston and hurricanes.

See you there!

Star Wars Reads Day at Stratford Library!

Celebrate your favorite Star Wars characters with us on Saturday, October 10. We have Star Wars books for all ages and Jabba the Hut bookmarks. The first 20 people to check out a Star Wars book will also receive a free Star Wars poster.

May the force be with you!

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