Youth Summer Reading Program 2018
Read books and enter a raffle to win prizes!
Click on the link below corresponding to child's age for more information and to sign up online,
or stop by the library to sign up for Summer Reading in person.
Last day to register: Saturday, July 28th

summer reading 'libraries rock' log-in banner with text 'birth to grade 4'

summer reading 'libraries rock' log-in banner with text 'grades 5 to 12'

hand-sewn t-shirt with text 'learn to sew: t-shirts - begins july 26th'
 
The library will be offering a summer sewing session for adults - Learn to Sew a T-Shirt!  Join instructor Cathie Ryan for this 4-week program, where participants will learn to sew their own t-shirt. Students will need to supply their own materials, and after the first week are asked to bring their own sewing machines for use in class. Classes meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm beginning on July 26th. Registration is required.

rubber duckies dressed as 80's rockers with text 'duckies rock! - august 7th'
 
These duckies really rock! On Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30 pm at the Sterling Senior Center, Kulina Folk Art will teach a free soap making workshop. Each participant will make their own rocker rubber duck soap creation. The program is for adults and children ages 9 and up; children age 9 must be assisted by their caregiver. Registration is required. Duckies Rock is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

books in a row with text 'adult summer reading program'
 
The 14th Annual Adult Summer Reading Program begins August 1st and will run through August 31st. Adults who check out reading materials (adult books, magazines, or audiobooks) will receive a raffle ticket. Local businesses are offering wonderful prizes for the raffle. Happy Reading!

red wagon filled with books on the beach with text '100 books of summer'
 
Ready for a reading adventure? We're challenging children and families to join us in 100 Books of Summer, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester! Just stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a tote bag (while supplies last) with a list of 100 of our favorite children’s books. Click here for the list of 100 books. Read all 100, or mix and match with some of your own favorites, and turn in your completed list to register for a special pizza party celebration on Thursday, August 23rd at 6 pm. Click here to watch a video about the 100 Books of Summer. 

delectable cinnamon buns, fruit and other vibrant breakfast fare with text 'july 25th'
 
Discover new recipes and enjoy great food this month at the Cookbook Club! This month we will be sampling food from Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia. Join us on Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 pm as we share tasty recipes from this colorful cookbook. Each participant chooses a different recipe, prepares the dish, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of good food, great conversation, and new recipes. Registration is required.

backdrop of the maine woods with text 'one book, one town'
 
Join us in a town-wide read of The Stranger in the Woods! The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine, relatively close to civilization, for 27 years without being discovered. Christopher Knight lived a secluded life as he braved brutal winters and struggled to survive. The Stranger in the Woods challenges readers to think about what makes them happy and living the life they want to live. Join us for a book discussion on Wednesday, August 1st at 6:30 pm at the library.

purple sketch of a bunch of grapes with text 'parent's night out book club - august 8th'
 
Enjoy a night off and a good book! The Parent’s Night Out Book Club will be reading Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave for the meeting on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 pm. No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the library for checkout.

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