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.

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 agrebinar@cwmars.org. 

Magic is in the air! The next meeting of the Picture Book Club will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 2:00 pm. We will be reading Anything but Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Mara Rockliff. Youth in grades K through 2 are invited to read the book ahead of time and then join us for a themed snack and magic tricks. Books are available for checkout at the library. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.

Come take a walk with a good book! A StoryWalk, presented by the Conant Public Library and welcomed by Wachusett Greenways and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, will be open from Saturday, May 27th through Thursday, June 29th starting at the Rail Trail entrance behind the Cider Mill Antiques building in Sterling. This StoryWalk will feature Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

Youth in grades 5 through 8 are invited to participate in the Friends of the Conant Library Art and Writing Slam! Children may create a work of art – written (story, essay or poem), visual (painting, drawing, photograph or multi-media), or a combination of the two (2 pages of a comic book or graphic novel). Entries must also include a written artist’s statement answering the following questions: what inspired you, and why the art form you chose was the best way to express your artistic vision. Please include your name, grade and contact information. Entries may be submitted to the library in person, by mail (4 Meetinghouse Hill Rd, Sterling) or by email (conantpl@cwmars.org) and must be received by June 1st. Entries will be submitted into a raffle for a $100 gift card, additional prizes will be awarded. There will be an event with refreshments on Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 pm at the library where the prizes and winners will be announced. Please call (978) 422-6409 with any questions. 

Let’s get crafty! Children of all ages are invited to stop in for a drop-in craft day on Monday, June 12th from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. No registration is required for this program. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

Have your little builders been interested in attending our LEGO club but they aren’t in Kindergarten yet? Preschoolers are invited to attend Intro to LEGO Club on Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 am. Future master builders will learn how LEGO Club works and get to build with our LEGOs! Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.

Calling all fantastic fives! The Conant Public Library in Sterling will be hosting a special storytime for 5 year olds on Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 pm. This storytime will include stories, snacks and a craft. No registration is required for this program. For more information, please call (978) 422-6409.

The Conant Public Library will be sponsoring a free community concert at the First Church in Sterling for all ages on Thursday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm. The Youth Ensemble of New England is comprised of young musicians from surrounding towns who have delighted audiences in many venues throughout New England as well as the world. The concert will feature works from such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Mozart with solo performances from artists ranging from high school age to nine years old. After the concert, members of the orchestra will offer a hands-on instrument experience for interested children and adults with musical curiosity. No registration is required - please call (978) 422-6409 for more information.

On select Saturdays, children ages 5 & up can take BB8 for a spin! Enjoy an hour of free play with Sphero BB8 in the Baker Room (kit must stay in the library). Child must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older with a valid CWMARS library card to check out the BB8 kit. Library staff will not be present for use. Please call library (978) 422-6409 to schedule your session with BB8 or for more information.