Reading | Stamford Moms


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On the road Tuesday – Thursday visiting childcare facilities, community centers, and neighborhoods throughout Stamford

Harry Bennett Branch
15 Vine Road
Monday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(203) 351-8291

Main Library, DiMattia Building
One Public Library Plaza
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
(203) 964-1000




South End Branch (in the Lathon Wider Community Center)
34 Woodland Avenue
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(203) 351-8280

Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch
1143 Hope Street
Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(203) 351-8285

Sign up for Baby’s First Books: Grow a Reader at the Ferguson Library
For babies under 1 year old!
Parents receive a free tote bag and folder to keep track of the books they read to baby. For each 25 books read and recorded, parents will visit the library and receive a sticker to add to the Garden of Readers wall in the Children’s Library. Once you and your baby reach 100 books, you will receive a book and have a caterpillar with your baby’s name in the Garden of Readers.

The Ferguson Library has helpful tips for reading with your child…
(and the words to all those nursery rhymes you forgot!)
Check them out here!



Barnes & Noble
100 Greyrock Place (Stamford Town Center)
(203) 323-1248

The Comic Mint
65 High Ridge Road

Ferguson Library 

Story times for FALL available HERE!

Baby Time at the Main Library, Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch and Harry Bennett Branch
Traditional verses, bouncing rhymes, board books and more. Pre-walking babies with an adult.
FREE & no registration required!






Mother Goose at the Main Library & Harry Bennett Branch
Rhymes, picture books, flannel boards, music and movement for walking babies up to two years with an adult.
FREE but registration is REQUIRED!

Two’s Company at the Main Library
A special toddler program that features picture books, rhymes, fingerplays, music and movement. For 2 year olds.
FREE but registration is REQUIRED!

Toddler Time at the Main Library & Weed Memorial Hollander Branch
Participatory storytime for a wider age-range of toddlers that includes songs, fingerplays, stories and movement activities. For walking babies up to age 3 with an adult.
FREE… registration is REQUIRED at the Weed Memorial Hollander Branch but NOT at the Main Library!

Budding Bookworms at the South End Branch
Books, songs and movement at this participatory storytime. For ages 18 months to 4 years with adult.
FREE & no registration required!

Introduction to Every Child Ready to Read at the Harry Bennett Branch
Songs, fingerplays, stories, movement activities, as well as a variety of early literacy activities. For ages 2 to 3.5 years.
FREE but registration is REQUIRED!

Step Ahead at the Main Library
A preschool program with stories, music and movement using puppets, flannel boards and videos. For ages 3 to 5.
FREE & no registration required.

Every Child Ready to Read at the Main Library
Before children can learn how to read, they must develop a range of skills. For ages 3 to 5 years with adult.
FREE but registration is REQUIRED!

Family Storytime at the Harry Bennett Branch
For families with children ages 5 and under.
FREE and no registration required!

Check the WINTER schedule for all storytimes!

Barnes & Noble
100 Greyrock Place
Saturdays at 11am with an activity to follow
Sundays at 11am for babies
Check the calendar for the book that will be featured each week!

Maritime Aquarium – Fish Tales: Story Time
Fridays at 10:15am
Free with the cost of admission, open to the first 20 children with parent or caregiver

Stepping Stones Museum

Tuesdays at 12:15pm
For ages 36 months and younger.

Tuesdays at 1:30pm
Listen to a canine storytime and visit with a shelter dog for social and emotional learning.
For ages 3 years and up.

Rhyme Time
Tuesdays at 11am
Classic rhymes and tales with Mother Goose or Dr. Seuss.
For ages 5 years and under.

Fridays at 11:30am
Story and related activity for all ages.

Toddler Tales
Wednesdays 9:45 am – Members Only, 10:30 am – Open to All
Interactive storytime, followed by an art project in Tot Town, for all ages.

Do you have a favorite book to read with your child?

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