The mission of the Olson Library is to assist members of the learning community in becoming effective users of ideas, information and technology and to foster a love of reading.
In 1998, the Olson Library was first made possible by Stratford parents, Beverly and Edmund Olson, who pledged a million dollar leadership gift. Other donors followed their lead and generously pledged so Stratford could continue the tradition of excellence by providing a state-of-the-art facility that creates a superior learning environment and provides the best in educational experience for Stratford students. Multiple study areas allow for both group project and individual study.
A 17,500 square foot facility, the Olson Library houses the library collections for Beginners through grade 12 . The Robert Adger Bowen Wing is the site for the middle and upper school collection, as well as a state-of -the- art video production studio. The Ann Martin Bowen Wing of the Olson Library is the site designated for preschool and lower school literature, special events and learning. The Olson Library showcases not only book collections but works of art, the latest technological equipment , media tools, and updated collaborative workspaces.
Olson Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Scheduled events should be coordinated by the Registrar and the Director of the Olson Library