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Stratford Library Children’s Department is hosting “Welcome Week”


January 30th to February 4th, 2023 to welcome all families, new and returning to the Library

Games, Art, Scavenger Hunts, Hands on Science Projects

Children’s Department staff Sara Livoti (left) and Emily Hubbell invite patrons to the Stratford Library’s “Welcome Week”.

The Stratford Library Children’s Department is hosting “Welcome Week” January 30th  to February 4th, 2023 to welcome all families, new and returning to the Library.  Realizing that many families moved into Stratford during the pandemic, the Children’s Department wants all Stratford families to be aware of the Library’s various programs, resources, and activities.  All events are free and open to the public

Families are invited to stop by the Library during “Welcome Week” to participate in an “I Spy Stratford” game and to cast their votes for favorite Stratford restaurants, pizza, parks, and other important town destinations.   Storytimes for various ages meet throughout the week at 10:30 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.   Register on the website

“Welcome Week” also includes the following special events:

  • January 30: ART Day. Stop by any time to add art to the Welcome Banner.
  • January 31: SCIENCE Day.  Register for Coding Class (ages 7-12) at 4 pm. Treehouse Science activity stations from 4-7 pm (ages 7-12).  Astronomy Activity at 6:30 pm (ages 7-12).
  • February 1: SCHOOL Day.  Activity stations for school age kids available 4-7 pm.
  • February 2: PRESCHOOL Day. Create a Valentine craft (all ages).
  • February 3: Welcome Grab and Go to pick up today.


“Welcome Week” concludes on Saturday, February 4 with “Take Your Child to the Library Day”.  Patrons are invited to stop by all day to receive a free book and a goody bag (while supplies last).   Additionally, families can register to attend several special events:

10 am:  Preschool activity station.

11 am:  Children (ages 5-12) play Bingo for prizes.

1 pm:  Children (ages 8-10) learn to make Dragons Love Tacos Snacks.

2:30 pm:  Children (ages 4-7) learn to make Pete the Cat Snacks.

3:30 pm:  Children can help construct and sit under a Reading Fort in the Children’s Department. There will also be a drop-in art project from 12pm-4pm while supplies last and children can play I Spy from 10 am-4 pm.

“Welcome Week” is made possible by the generosity of the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund. For more information or to register for events, call the Children’s Department at 203.385.4165 or visit its website at: stratfordlibrary.org/Events page.


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