Stratford Public Library

Library Director - Alfred Encarnacion [email]
Assistant Director -Sydney Mason [email]
Circulation Manager - Ruth C. Roderick [email]

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Hours of Operation:

  Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 12:00 noon - 8 pm
  Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 4 pm
  Saturday 10:00 am - 1 pm
  Sunday Closed

Closed Saturdays in the Summer


The Stratford Library's collection includes books, audiobooks on CD, magazines and DVDs, as well as current editions of the Courier Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer.



Borrowing Policies:

Library cards are freely available to Stratford residents, and to non-residents for an annual fee ($25). 

Adults (including high-school students) may borrow 6 books at a time (limit of 4 non-fiction, 2 on one subject).

Children may borrow 4 books at a time (limit of 2 non-fiction).

Children are entitled to library cards upon entering 1st Grade.

DVDs may be borrowed for a 2-day period, at a charge of $0.50 (limit 2 per card-holder).

Other Services:

The Stratford Library offers Wi-fi, and provides several computers for use by residents.  Guest-passes are available for non-residents. 

Fax service is available for a fee.

Mission Statement:

The Stratford Public Library strives to fulfill the educational, informational, and recreational needs of its community of customers. The library supports the principles of intellectual freedom and endeavors to provide materials and information that reflects various points of view.  Through judicious collection development, our print and non-print materials will expand to meet the evolving expectations of a diverse user population.



Location & Directions to the Library

303 Union Avenue (behind the Stratford Fire Company)
(856) 783 - 0602

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History of the Stratford Library

The Stratford Library was first organized in March of 1921 by the P.T.A. at the original Princeton School, a building later moved to 320 Harvard Avenue, now a residence.  Miss Amy Hardester, a teacher, volunteered as the first librarian.  However, when the school closed for the summer, Mrs. Hemmingsen of 106 Princeton Avenue offered her home, and the library remained there until 1924. for more about the history of the Stratford Library [read]