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: 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. 


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'


rubber duckies dressed like 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 little red wagon 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. 


watercolor background with text 'masterpiece mondays - june 25th to august 13th'
 
Cool off and create! Every Monday now through August 13th we’ll fill the Baker Room with art supplies from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. For children of all ages - no registration is required.


hand-sewn doll clothes in pastel colors with text 'kids sewing: doll clothes - july 21st to august 11'
 
Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join instructor Cathie Ryan in a 4-week drop-in sewing program (children under 10 will need an adult to stay and help). Kids will complete one project each week, including a skirt, top, pants/shorts and jumper made to fit an 18-inch doll. All supplies will be provided and no sewing experience is needed; participants can bring their dolls to the class. Classes meet Saturday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from July 21st - August 11th. Registration is not required.


harry potter on a broom taking on the hungarian horntail with text 'harry potter's birthday celebration - july 31st'
 
Here’s to another year of magic! Children ages 5 and up are invited to drop in for a magical celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday on Tuesday, July 31st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The celebration will include a Harry Potter themed scavenger hunt and crafternoon. Pick up your first clue at the Children’s Room circulation desk and stop by the Baker Room for crafts. No registration is required.


members of the toe jam puppet band performing with text 'toe jam puppet band - august 15th'
 
Rock out with the Toe Jam Puppet Band! We will be sponsoring a performance on Wednesday, August 15th from 6:30 - 7:15 pm as part of the Sterling Department of Recreation’s Summer Concert Series at Sterling Memorial Park. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a hands-on children’s entertainment group that encourages both kids and adults to dance and sing along. All ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.