For the health and safety of our patrons, the library will be closed until further notice.
All in-person programs have been suspended. We will continue to post updates on Facebook and the website. Thank you for your understanding!


The library's book drop is open for returns. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 24 hours before being checked in. Please note, the book drop is for library materials only and we ask that donations not be put in the book drop. If the book drop is full, please come back at another time and do not leave library materials outside of the book drop.

a picture of the front part of the Conant Public Library with text 'curbside pickup'

Curbside pickup is available Monday - Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Place holds for items online or by calling 978-422-6409 during curbside hours. We can obtain materials from other libraries but wait times for these items may be longer than usual. Staff will pull your requested items and contact you via phone when your pick-up is ready. After speaking with patrons, materials will be placed on tables in front of the library in paper bags (alphabetically by last name). On rainy days materials will be located in the outdoor elevator entrance (to the right of the book drop). Materials can also be delivered to patrons who live in Sterling.

Not sure what to request? We can put together a book bundle for you. For adults, let us know how many books you would like and the genre. For kids, let us know how many books they would like, their age, interests, and what the last book they read and enjoyed was. 


a mug filled with mac and cheese and text 'meal in a mug: mac and cheese - october 7th'
 
Calling all young chefs! Youth in grades 3 and up are invited to join Julie Manning in making an easy and deliciously cheesy mac and cheese mug recipe on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Participants will need to supply the ingredients for this recipe. Staff will send out the recipe to participants along with the Zoom link in an email prior to the meeting. Registration is required. Please call to register.

a geometric shape made with mini marshmallows and toothpicks and text 'build it - october 15th'
 
Children ages 4 and up, with the assistance of a caregiver, are invited to participate in a STEAM program: Build It! with Mini Marshmallows & Toothpicks on Thursday, October 15th at 10:30 am via Zoom. We will construct different shapes and structures using mini marshmallows and toothpicks to explore geometry and engineering. Participants will need to provide mini marshmallows and toothpicks. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.

crafting supplies on a table with text 'craft kits to-go'
 
We are offering Craft Kits To-Go! Each craft kit provides all the necessary pieces as well as instructions. Families can request multiple kits (one kit per child). Craft kits are available while supplies last. To request your Craft Kit To-Go please give us a call during our curbside pickup hours.

a scientific illustration to represent covid-19 with text 'covid-19 information'

For information on COVID-19 please visit:
Mass.gov COVID-19 updates and information
https://guides.masslibsystem.org/COVID19


E-Books, Audiobooks & Magazines
Overdrive
To get help borrowing e-books, click here. To get help borrowing e-audiobooks, click here.

Local News
The Item - The Landmark - Sterling Meetinghouse News - Telegram


Sterling Trail Information
If you're looking for an activity to get out and get some fresh air, the Sterling trails are open during this time. Town officials ask that you please practice social distancing and if a trail is too crowded that you do not use the trail until it clears sufficiently. The Animal Control Officer also reminds us that social distancing applies to trails that allow dog walking, so no matter how cute, please don't stop to pet dogs.

book covers of hot new releases with text 'wowbrary'

Did you know that you can sign up to receive a weekly newsletter about the newest books, movies, and digital magazines at the Conant Public Library? The newsletter currently includes a news section with information on how you can stay connected with the library during our closure. To sign up for our weekly newsletter through Wowbrary, please click here.