Story Time

Story Time Ticketing to Begin!

  Due to safety issues. the Children's Department will begin ticketing all story times on Tuesday, May 30th through the Summer.  Tickets will be limited to 30 participants and their parent/caregiver and will be handed out at the children's reference desk 30 minutes prior to the start of story time until they are gone.  We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a fun Summer with you and your children!

Slumber Stories!

   Put on your pajamas, bring a teddy bear and your favorite blanket and join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for Slumber Stories!  Children ages 18 months - 5 years* will enjoy bed time stories, quiet play time, singing and a light snack.   This new story time will be held every 3rd   Tuesday of the month! Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for more information! *all ages are welcome, but, the stories will be geared for this age range.
 

What is the Right Story Time for my Child?

   We get asked this question all the time in the Children's Area.  Which story time should I bring my child to? The answer is:  bring your child to the story time that best fits their age and ability.  Children grow and develop at different paces.  No child is the same when it comes to what they learn or how they learn.  With that in mind, we have done our best to create story times to fit every age and stage of your child’s development.  We offer 6 story time sessions each week that are planned with these developmental stages in mind.
Baby Bookworms for the newborn – walker-in-training. This is a special time for you to spend and enjoy with your baby.  It is a chance to hear familiar nursery rhymes and songs, enjoy bubbles, listen to music and do basic fine motor coordination activities. And yes, we will read 1 simple board book because it is important for [even] the youngest of children to hear stories!  Read and Play is for the walker – 18 month old.  At this story time you and your child will enjoy listening to a story (sometimes 2), fingerplays, songs, bubbles, play time with other babies and beginning fine motor activities.  Toddler Time is for the 18 month – 3 year old.  At Toddler Time, your child will attend a themed story time where they’ll listen to at least 2 stories along with lots of  fingerplays, songs, rhythm stick fun, parachute play, complete a simple craft (with parental help) and have play time with other children.  Preschool story time is for the 3 – 5 year old who is able to sit and listen to at least 3 stories and actively participate in fingerplays, songs and group activities along with rhythm stick fun, parachute play and an age appropriate craft completed with minimal help from their parent.   You are encouraged and welcome to attend any story time that is offered during the week, however, it is recommended that you attend the age appropriate story time for your child (based on the above guidelines) so that they have the best overall experience for their stage of development.   For specific days and times, please access our online calendar of events.  See you at Story Time!

Knuffle Bunny Art

 

Our Mo Willems Party included art pages in the style of his popular book, Knuffle Bunny. One small story time attendee placed herself on the rooftops of this scenic picture with other characters from the stories of Mo Willems.

Mo Willems Party!

The Branch Librarian is taking over story time and she wants to have a party featuring one of her favorite children's authors: Mo Willems! Come out and join us as we read about the Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie, and others! We'll make wearable crafts, create our own art pages in the style of Knuffle Bunny, play the pigeon game, enjoy some snacks, and celebrate the fun that is Mo Willems. The party is hoppin' this Thurs, May 15th at 10:45 am.

SPRING CELEBRATION

 


Celebrating spring

at storytime!! 

Come Join Us For Mother's Day Story Time!

This Thursday, May 9th at 10:45 am Stratford Library will have a very special story time featuring books about Mom, singing, dancing, and a magnetic puzzle-piece picture frame craft. Kiddos, come on out an paint a gift for your mom. We will take your picture while you create your masterpieces so your present will be complete to take with you. Hope to see you there!

Candy Train Christmas!

Take a trip on Chris Van Allsburg's magical Polar Express Thursday, December 13th, 4:30 pm at the Stratford Library! 

 

 

We'll be reading the popular Christmas story...

 

 

 

 

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