The Young Adult room is located on the top floor of the Conant Public Library. Our collection is tailored towards teens and includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. Young Adult Non-fiction is located on the bottom floor of the library with the Adult Non-fiction collection.
For more information on Young Adult Services, please contact Alex Grebinar at 978-422-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Gotham’s favorite hero is back! Join us for a family movie night showing of LEGO Batman on Monday, June 19th at 5:30 pm. LEGO Batman (rated PG) follows Gotham’s caped crusader (Will Arnett) as he works alongside his sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) to defend the city from the infamous Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Children ages 17 and under are invited to attend. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409.
The Conant Public Library will be hosting Kids Cook, a monthly cookbook club for youth in grades four and up. This month we will be making recipes from Parents Quick and Easy Kid-Friendly Meals, which is filled with colorful snacks, meals, and desserts that kids can prepare themselves. Each participant chooses a different recipe from the book, prepares the dish at home, and brings it with them to the library for an evening of good food and good fun. Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 6:00 pm as we sample food from this cookbook filled with easy, delicious recipes and colorful pictures. Cookbooks are available at the library for checkout. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.
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.
Kick-off summer reading with a bang! On Wednesday, June 28th at 10:30 am at the First Church in Sterling, magician Scott Jameson will enchant with an extraordinary performance that is sure to entertain the whole family. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities! Children of all ages invited. For more information, visit Scott’s website at www.scottjameson.com or contact the Conant Public Library at (978) 422-6409. Don't miss out on this magical experience sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library!
Middle School Book Club - Pizza party edition! Children in grades 5 through 8 are invited to attend a special meeting of the Middle School Book Club. Attendees should bring their appetite and three of their favorite books to discuss for the meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm. Registration is required – please call (978) 422-6409 to register.
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.