How Much is a Dollar?

This week we would just like to spotlight one of our wonderful Stratford patrons, Yvette Gardner, a mother of a busy 3 year old daughter and regular attendee of our baby/toddler story time on Thursday mornings.

What do you do with your 526,600 minutes?

Mr. William Raymond James, a customer at the Stratford Branch Library in Highlands, is 93 years of age and comes regularly to check out books for both him and his wife of 72 years. While he may not run, bike or walk with friends anymore to get here, he continues to drive his car and occasionally brings flowers from his yard for the staff.

Tax Time is Here Again!

We are so pleased to be able to offer everyone this free tax service. It will begin on the first Tuesday of February and be available every Tuesday until April 15 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pmThis is mainly for seniors, but they do not turn anyone away. If you are really struggling and need help, come on in. Bring last year's return and whatever other papers you have received in the mail from your investments, etc. You may begin signing in at 10:00 when we open. If you are not in too much of a hurry, wait a few weeks and the line will become shorter. They usually are able to help about 14 people during the 4 hours. We will be welcoming you with coffee and cookies provided by the Friends of the Library and a donation would be welcome.

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!