stacks of books and general view of the children's floor
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:

For more information on Children’s Services, please contact Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or 

members of 'toe jam puppet band' performing before a crowd with text 'toe jam puppet band - october 18th'
New date! Jam out with Toe Jam Puppet Band! We will be sponsoring a free concert on Friday, October 18th at 6:30 pm at the First Church in Sterling. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a hands-on children’s entertainment group that encourages both kids and adults to get up, dance and sing along! All ages are invited to attend. No registration is required. Originally part of the Sterling Department of Recreation's Summer Concert series.

a cartoon dog sleeping in pajamas against a starry background with text 'drop-in pajama storytime - september 24th'
Children of all ages are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and cozy up for a drop-in pajama storytime on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 pm. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. No registration is required.

a bright illustration of a small, friendly looking pencil with text 'picture book club - september 26th'
Children in grades K through 2 are invited to Picture Book Club for a read-a-loud, book discussion, and themed activity. We will be reading Linus, The Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon for the meeting on Thursday, September 26th at 1:30 pm. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out so that children can read the book before the meeting. Registration is required.

the boxcar children huddled around a time capsule with text '3rd and 4th grade book club - october 7th'
The 3rd & 4th Grade Book Club will be reading The Boxcar Children: The Hundred-Year Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner for the meeting on Monday, October 7th at 6:30 pm, where participants will enjoy a book discussion and themed activity. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.

a frightfully cute bunch of ghostly bananas with text 'spooky kids cook! - october 18th'
Craving a sweet, spine-tingling treat? Youth in grades 3 and up are invited to join us for Spooky Kids Cook & Scary Stories on Thursday, October 24th at 1:30 pm. Participants will check out a Halloween-themed cookbook at the library, prepare a recipe at home, and then bring it to the meeting where we will sample all of the spooky dishes while reading tales filled with creatures that go bump in the night. Registration is required.