Stratford Branch Library

Closed until 11:00am tomorrow

11:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

1:00PM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM


509 Stratford Street
Highlands, TX 77562
Branch Manager: Mandy Sheffield

Upcoming Events

Holidays and Closures

  • Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 22, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Sunday, November 26, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Friday, December 22, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Christmas
    Saturday, December 23, 2023 - Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • New Years
    Friday, December 29, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • New Years
    Saturday, December 30, 2023 - Monday, January 1, 2024
    Closed All Day

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About Stratford Branch Library

    • Community Bulletin Board(s)
    • Computer Lab
    • Citizenship Classes
    • English Learning (ESL) Classes
    • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
    • Scanning & Faxing Available



The first public library in the area was formed in 1927 and was located in a storefront. Shortly thereafter, it moved to a building it shared with the post office until 1936. The Highlands’ Garden Club then raised funds for a new building. Mr. Harry K. Johnson, who also provided the land on San Jacinto St., matched these funds. The first freestanding Highlands Library opened on San Jacinto St. in 1937 with 375 square feet. The original building still stands and now serves as the Chamber of Commerce.

In 1966, Anna Stratford donated a parcel of land that was little more than a field. This became Stratford Park and the new location for a 1,200 square foot building for the Highlands Library. This library is named in her honor. It opened in 1966. In 1986, a renovation added 1,500 square feet.

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