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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. 


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Children of all ages are invited to participate in our Winter Reading Challenge! Starting on Monday, December 18th, 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 through Monday, February 26th. The Winter Reading Challenge is co-sponsored by the Worcester Railers and Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. 


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Calling all future programmers! The Rhode Island Computer Museum is returning to the library to teach children ages 9 & up how to program a robot built using the Raspberry Pi computer! Participants will make the robot talk and move in remote control mode or as a drone, complete team coding challenges, and send the robot on an exploration mission! The class meets on Saturday, January 13th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. Registration is required.


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This program is FULL. Wait list is available. Craving something sweet? Children in grades 3 and up are invited to create a delicious winter no-bake dessert on Wednesday, December 20th at 4:00 pm. Registration is required.


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Calling all master builders! Children of all ages are invited to drop-in for LEGO play on Tuesday, December 26th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. No registration is required. Children under 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers.


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Children in grades K through 2 are invited to join us for Picture Book Club! Read the book before the meeting on Wednesday, December 27th at 2:00 pm then join us for a book-themed activity and discussion. This month we will be reading Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. Copies of the book are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required.


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Let’s get crafty! Children of all ages are invited to attend a drop-in craft day on Wednesday, December 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. No registration is required, and staff will be on hand to assist.



 
Come ring in the New Year at the Conant Public Library! We’re hosting a special Noon Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 am for children ages 3 and up. Noon Year’s Eve will feature stories, snacks, and a themed activity. Registration is required.


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The Conant Public Library will be hosting a cookbook club for youth in grades three and up on Thursday, December 28th at 2:00 pm.We will be making recipes from National Geographic's Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure. 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 afternoon of delicious snacks and fun with other young chefs! Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required.


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Let’s play! We invite families with young children to stop by the library and use our new "Playbrary," a collection of toys for ages birth and up. Play is an essential part of early literacy development and the library hopes you will come play with us! Toys are located at the Children's Room desk near the craft table and are available for children and caregivers to use while they are at the library. Children under 10 must be supervised by their caregiver while they play. No library card is necessary to use the toys and they are available during all open hours. Our Children's Room also features an art table with a new craft every week. Our Early Literacy Center includes a puppet theatre, puzzles, and a large collection of toys available to encourage play at the library.