The front steps of the library are under construction and during this time the front driveway, front doors, and the book drop are unavailable. The St. Andrew Street and parking lot doors are open for library access. Materials can be returned in the library or to the temporary book drop at the Legion (207 St Patrick St.)

Sensory Storytime

young boy with finger puppets on all his fingers

What is Sensory Storytime?

Stratford Public Library’s new Sensory Storytime is ideal for children with sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or children who have autism spectrum disorders. Funded by a grant from the Stratford & District Leisure Activity Council, this program is designed to engage children through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play.  Our goal is to create an inclusive, welcoming and judgment-free environment for learning and play. Sensory Storytime will be held on Thursday mornings 9:30-10:00 am in the program room before the library is open to the general public.  The program begins July 6, ending on August 17

All Sensory Storytimes will follow the same format of songs, activities, and books. A visual schedule of activities will be available for children to follow.

Who can attend?

Sensory Storytime is for children and families living with autism. Siblings are encouraged to come and enjoy time at the library as well. Since a small group size will be most effective and engaging for participating children, attendance is limited to six families. Pre-registration is required, and a waiting list will be available.

Before Storytime:

View the PDF below to help prepare him or her for a visit to the library and storytime. The PDF includes pictures of the building, storytime room, and library staff.

What To Expect PDF

To Register: 

For more information, or to register, contact Trish MacGregor, Children’s Program Coordinator  519-271-0220 ext 140 or e-mail tmacgregor@pcin.on.ca