Mission Statement:
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 Mural
Beth and Merritt Olson Library
Olson Library star
Mary Alice Monroe and Beth Davis
Mary Alice Monroe
Author visit
Olson Library
Olson Library
Olson Library
Olson Library
Olson Library
Olson Library
Kelby and Beth
Olson Library Princess Party
Olson Library Millionaire Readers
Lee Bryan and Beth Davis
Lee Bryan, Trouble in Toyland


The Olson Library Staff:

Beth Davis
Head of the Olson Library
478-477-8073 ext. 237

Kathy Clay
Circulation Librarian
478-477-8073 ext. 278

Casey Mims
Circulation Librarian
478-477-8073 ext. 278

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