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 Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game on! Adults and children of all ages are invited to attend a FREE, fun and challenging afternoon of Mini Golf at the library! Drop-in on Tuesday, February 18th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, check in upstairs in the Baker Room to get your putters and instructions, and set out on the library mini golf course! The course closes at 1:30 pm and the course will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. No registration is required. This program is supported by a grant from the Sterling Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Our Pajama Monster is back and it's hungrier than ever! We 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 runs now through Saturday, March 14th. Please drop off all new pajama donations at the library.
Enjoy a story before bed! Children ages 3 and up are invited to come to the library in their pajamas for an evening storytime on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 pm. No registration is required. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. We will also be collecting donations of brand new pajamas for babies, toddlers, and teens for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive in partnership with Cradles to Crayons. Pajama donations are appreciated, but you do not have to bring a pair to attend this program.
We will be hosting Kids Cook! for youth in grades three and up on Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 pm. Enjoy yummy baked goods from Bake It by DK. Kids will choose a recipe, prepare it at home, then bring it in to share with others. Registration is required.
Let’s craft with clay! Children of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, February 20th between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm where we will be making a variety of clay-based crafts. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. No registration is required.
The 3rd and 4th grade book club will be reading Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker for the meeting on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm, where we will enjoy a book discussion and themed activity. Registration is required.
Children ages birth to 3 years and their caregivers are invited to attend Drop-In Sensory Playtime! Sensory Playtime will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and will feature different interactive sensory play stations. No registration is required.
We will be hosting a fused glass workshop with artist Deenie Pacik at the Sterling Senior Center on Tuesday, March 24th at 4:00 pm. Come learn how to create a fused glass pendant using pre-cut glass, glass powder, crushed glass, and dichroic glass. Each participant will make their own fused glass pendant, which the instructor will take home to fire in her kiln to finish the process. Participants may pick them up at the library at a later date. Adults, as well as children ages 9 and up are invited to participate in this free program; children ages 9 through 12 must be accompanied by their caregivers. Registration is required.