Stratford Branch - Stratford Book Club

The Red ScarfTitle to be discussed: The Red Scarf, by Kate Furnivall. Date of meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 10:00am, in the magazine/newspaper area of the library. Summary: Davinsky Labor Camp, Siberia, 1933: They've worked her like a slave - and almost starved her to death. March selection: The Age of Innocence.

Humpty Dumpty rescued by Fairy Eggmother

Well, that may not be the traditional ending, but you never know! Story times for babies and toddlers at Stratford Library are still at 10:30 every Thursday morning, and we would love to have you join us! Next week, the theme will be Chinese New Year, the year of the TIGER.  We will have stories and crafts based off of the lunar New Year as celebrated in China.

Or, if you have children who are in lower elementary, join us for bilingual story time at 5 pm on Thursdays.  Next week will also be Chinese New Year themed for bilingual story time.

As for the theme for this week....well, you'll just have to come to find out~  See you there!

Penguin Invasion!

When you come in the library, be sure to view our "collection cabinet". This month we are displaying a collection of penguins that belongs to Joyce Starett of Highlands. These penguins greet you when you come in the library and send you off penguin blessing when you leave. We would love to display one of your collections. Contact someone at the circ desk or call us at 281-426-3521 to schedule a time for you to bring it in. Thanks Joyce for sharing your darling penguins.

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

We may be little, but we are MIGHTY!

"Reader Nation" Adult Summer Reading Program for the 2009 summer was a great success at the Stratford Branch. Thanks to all of our customers who registered and completed the goal of reading 4 books. You helped your Branch receive an award! This is really your award! As shown in the picture, we received the "Greatest percentage of Adult Reader Completion" of all the 26 Branches of Harris County libraries. Being the smallest Branch in size, this shows that we may be small but we are MIGHTY. We are looking forward to this coming summer's adult reading program and hope to set new records. Remember to register and get your friends to register too!