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Teen Summer Reading Program

June 30 – August 9

Read and fill out an online form by going to Teen Zone on the library website ( for a minimum of 4 books to complete the program. This can be done on the web or by stopping by Teen Services. All teens who complete the program will be eligible to enter the drawing for a FREE LIMO RIDE on the first day of school, Thursday, August 28th…one middle school teen and one high school teen.

The more YOU READ, the more chances YOU have to WIN. For every book you read and fill out an online form, you will also receive a ticket that you can place in any of the 5 GIFT BASKET drawings of your choice: GET ARTISTIC, ANIME, MOVIES, PETS and new this year, FITNESS!

Tuesday Nights—FREE 6:00 pm–8.00 pm

July 8 Open Mic/Performance Night

  • Share your talents in poetry, prose and musical performance with teens in our RisingStars Café! Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments.

July 15 Movie Night: Catching Fire…special start time 5:30pm

  • Enjoy the second, heart-pounding movie in the “Hunger Games” series with friends and stay for the TALK BACK afterwards.

July 22 Gaming and Get Creative

  • Discover your artistic talents with paper or a tablet; delve into the world of video games; or simply enjoy playing board games with friends.

July 29 Movie Night: “Divergent”…special start time 5:30pm

  • Experience the first movie of this amazing TEEN BOOK series with friends and stay for the TALK BACK afterwards.

August 5 Create a NEW YOU

  • Join two professional dancers to experience some new moves; create some artistic items with your own talents and our supplies; and experiment with making your own healthy snacks.


Experience the talents of your friends in an evening of performance, food and fun plus the announcement of the Teen Summer Reading Program prizes…the LIMO RIDE on the first day of school for the middle and high school winners and the drawing for the winners of the 5 GIFT BASKETS.

Skills to Succeed

Monday, June 30, 10am to 2pm

The Department of Labor Coach will be available JUST for TEENS for job searching and resume writing sessions.

Download up to three songs per week or stream over 7 million songs from over 28,000 record labels!

Anime Club

Meet with teens who love to discuss anime and manga, view movies and share their artwork. Bring a friend! Note new time!!

Wednesdays - Lovell Room
4:00-5:00 pm

Upcoming club meetings:

Creativity in Motion

Musical theatre teens meet monthly to learn, share and create their own performances here in the library.

Thursdays - Lovell Room

SLA Youth Review Board

A monthly group of middle and high school teens, who read, review and recommend books and discuss current teen issues.

Other activities: volunteer in the Children's Department, our annual book sale, our summer reading program and more.

Youth Review Board
Lovell Room--3:30 to 4:30 pm (Wednesdays)

To look at the 2013 Gold Seal Booklist click here.

Creative Writing Group

A monthly group of high school teens who love to write both prose and poetry and share their writings. Get your writings published or perform your own work.

We meet from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Lower Level Board Room. Meetings are on Monday evenings.

To see a copy of this year's Varied Voices, click here or on the image.

Links for Creative Writing Group videos, podcasts, Varied Voices and our Facebook group.

CWW Videos
CWW Podcasts
CWW Facebook Page
Varied Voices, 5th ed.

Free RESOURCES available with YOUR Stratford Library Card!

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LIBRARY BLOG: Join the Stratford Library BLOG on our website anytime.

Check out our FACEBOOK page.

New ways to enjoy books and more this summer! Download:

College and Career Links

MLA Citations/Organize a Resarch Paper
How to document bibliographic information using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style.

Science Fair Central
Ideas, suggestions and support for your science fair projects!

U.S Department of Education-Financial Aid

Pathways to the World of Work for Young Adults
Connecticut Dept. of Labor offers teens information on careers, college, "hot" jobs and much more.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Take the latest online practice tests for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB and many, many more. All free with your library card.

U.S. Department of Education

Internet and Word Processing computers especially for teens are available in the Teen area of the library.

Volunteer Program

For middle and high school students; earn high school credit, enhance college applications, meet other teens or just have fun! A great experience for the summer for all teens.

Teen Volunteers at the Library

Make a Difference!
How can you make a difference?
Earn high school credit!

For middle and high school students to earn high school credit, enhance college applications, meet other teens or just have fun!  A great experience for all teens. Call for more info!

Stratford Library has volunteer opportunities for everyone! To find out how you can help call (203) 385-4167 or stop by Teen Services.

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