How prepared were you when Ike came roaring through the neighborhood? What did you do and not do? What will you do differently next time? When you attend the Hurricane Preparedness program this coming Monday, September 14 at 6:30, you will find out the most recent ways to be prepared the next time an "Ike" hits us.

Regular Hours Resume September 8

During the heat emergency this summer, branches opened at 10 AM Monday-Friday. Regular hours resume for all branch locations on Tuesday, September 8.  Regular hours are listed on each branch page as well as the main locations page.


Stratford Book Club Gets into it.

Did you know there is a book club that meets on the second Wednesday at the branch?

When the book club members get together in the magazine/periodical area to discuss the book we all read, it can get quite exciting. Our voices rise and fall with emotion as we share.

We read all kinds of genre. Doing this helps us break out of our “mystery rut” or favorite reading genre rut. One of our members often can be heard saying, “I would never have picked this book off the shelf to read, but I’m glad I read it. It was really good.”

Come join us for our next meeting on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. We can get to know you and we will be sure you get the next book we will be reading so you can join the friendly and exciting discussions. 

Summer Reading Programs - What Do You Think?

Adult SRP        Children's SRP      Teen SRP

Did you participate in one of this year's Summer Reading Programs?  If you did and you'd like to share your opinions, or if didn't and you'd like to tell us what would make you join next year, please fill out this survey by September 8th.  Help us make next year's program the best one yet!

Update 9/8: The survey has closed. Thank you for your interest.  If you have additional comments, please leave them below.

And the Winner Is...


Nan SmithNan Smith of Baytown!   The prize, a $50 Amazon gift card, was the result of a random computer drawing out of all of the adult readers at the Stratford Branch Library. To be eligible, the adults signed up for the 2009 Adult Summer Reading Program, called Reader Nation, and read a minimum of four books of their choice. The participants were also eligible for 3 county wide drawings featuring gift cards of $100, $150, and $200.