Welcome to the Conant Public Library Children’s Room!
We are located on the top floor of the Conant Public Library. Our collection features a wide variety of board books, picture books, easy readers, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s movies and audiobooks.
We offer many programs for children, including regular storytimes and bookclubs. Families are also invited to drop in and visit the Children's Room to play! Our early literacy center includes a puppet theater, puzzles, building blocks, sensory panels, and many toys. Additionally, our craft table features a new craft each week, available at all times with no registration necessary.
Children are encouraged to have their own library card at their parent’s discretion. For more information about obtaining a library card, please see our circulation policies here: http://sterlinglibrary.org/policies_circulation.asp.
For more information on Children’s Services, please contact Alex Grebinar at 978-422-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids ages 6 and up (under 10 must have a parent attend the program with them) are invited to join instructor Cathie Ryan for a children’s sewing project on Saturday, February 24th at 10 am or 11 am. Kids will make a cat toy – a felt bird with feathers and catnip – during the program. All supplies will be provided and no sewing experience is needed. Registration is required.
Our Pajama Monster is back and it’s hungry! The Conant Public Library will once again be participating in the Boston Bruins PJ Drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons! All pajama donations must be brand new and can be sized for babies, toddlers, kids, or teens. Sizes for older kids (larger sizes) are especially needed. The pajama drive will run now through Thursday, March 15th. Please drop off all new pajama donations at the Children's Room of the library.
Children ages 2.5 through 5, accompanied by their caregivers, are invited to attend a 4-week session of preschool art classes, taught by Suzanne Hauerstein. Classes will be held on Mondays at 10:30 am beginning on Monday, March 5th. The class is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, made possible with funds donated in memory of Paul Martel. Registration is required.
Children of all ages are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Challenge! Pick up your BINGO card at the children’s desk and join us on a reading challenge to beat the winter doldrums. The challenge runs now through Monday, February 26th. The Winter Reading Challenge is co-sponsored by the Worcester Railers and Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.
The Conant Public Library in Sterling is hosting a drop-in playdough playdate on Tuesday, February 27th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Children of all ages are invited to come and make their own playdough creations! No registration is required.
Children of all ages are invited to join us for drop-in LEGO Club on Thursday, March 1st between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. No registration is required.
The Conant Public Library will be hosting a cookbook club for youth in grades three and up on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm. We will be sampling delicious recipes from The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook by Rosanna Pansino. Each participant chooses a different recipe from this colorful, fun cookbook, prepares the dish at home, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of delicious food and fun with other young chefs! Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required.
The 3rd & 4th Grade Book Club will be reading The Trouble with Chickens, A J. J. Tully Mystery by Doreen Cronin for the meeting on Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 pm. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.
Children in grades 5 through 8 are invited to attend Middle School Book Club on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm. We will be reading Horizon by Scott Westerfeld. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.