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Community Supports

Community Supports

Stratford Public Library's commitment to your well-being stretches well beyond the confines of our shelves. We're also a place where you can find the resources, connections, and care that you need.

Snack Stop

Whether your study session's gone marathon, you forgot part of your lunch, or your budget is getting stretched by inflation, we've got you! SPL's Snack Stop stocks both snack foods and non-perishables that are free and available whenever the library is open. Please help yourself!

Check the library's hours

Want to support Snack Stop? Make a financial donation.

Social Worker Drop-in Hours

Services include brief individual and family counselling, as well as referrals to other community resources including addictions support, housing and other health and mental health services.

No appointments are required and services are first-come, first-served.

Visit our event page for dates and times

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    Settlement Services

    In partnership with the Stratford Public Library, Library Settlement Workers are located within the library to support newcomer and immigrant needs by providing information in areas including orientation to library programs, citizenship, housing, education, English Language Assessment and referrals to community resources. Services are offered remotely, by phone or in person. 

    Visit our event page for dates and times

    Contact Information:

    Ontario Caregivers Office Hours

    If you are a caregiver and need a little support or information, please drop in and meet Katie Muirhead of Ontario Caregivers. She'll be at the Library on the following dates. Registration is not required, simply drop-by the library.

    Visit our event page for dates and times

    You can also contact the Ontario Caregiver Helpline for 24/7 support at 1-833-416-2273

    Career Connect

    Are you new to Canada, and looking for help finding work or adapting your skills for the Canadian job market? Or, do you consider yourself local, and want a change of career?

    Drop-in for a chat with a Conestoga College Career Counselor at the Stratford Public Library. Discuss your next steps, and how to build the career you love. This service is open to all who are not already enrolled in formal schooling.

    View our events page for dates and times

    Questions? Email us at or call 519-271-0220

    End Period Poverty (Beginning Oct 2)

    Everyone who menstruates deserves to have a safe, comfortable period. But, not everyone can afford the supplies they need. Beginning October 2023, the Huron-Perth Period Poverty Task Force invites everyone to End Period Poverty. Visit any library in Huron or Perth County to obtain free period supplies. If you can't find what you need, let us know, your feedback will help us improve!