For the health and safety of our patrons, the library building 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!

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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. Staff will 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/snowy 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 bundles for you. For dvds, let us know the genre and the amount. For adult books, let us know how many books you would like and the genre. For kids books, let us know how many books they would like, their age, and interests.


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Are you feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in your life? The KonMari Method™ can help you. The KonMari Method™ was created by Japanese organizing guru, Marie Kondo. Millions of people have been drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking. In this 90-minute Zoom workshop sponsored by the Conant Public Library and led by Certified KonMari Consultant Maile Shoul, you will learn how to apply the KonMari Method™ in your home to get organized, not just for a day or a week, but for good. Join us virtually on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 pm. Registration is required - please call to register.

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Enjoy flexible, crowd-pleasing recipes at the Virtual Cookbook Club on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. Choose one of the 100 recipes featured in The Full Plate by chef Ayesha Curry. Prepare your dish at home before the meeting and show it off via Zoom as we talk about what we have made. This month's cookbook features salads, sides, entrees, and desserts - and all come together in under an hour! Cookbooks are available at the library for curbside checkout. Registration is required - please call to register and receive the Zoom link.   

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Kick off the New Year with a reading journey! Children ages birth through pre-k and their caregivers are invited to participate in a self-paced reading program - 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Program is on-going throughout the year. The goal of the program is to encourage parent-child bonding through reading and to promote a love of reading in newborns, infants, and toddlers. Participants who register will receive a keepsake hardcover journal to track their reading and will receive milestone stickers for every 100 books logged. Journals and stickers will be available through curbside pickup. Registration is required - please call to register. Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


The Conant Public Library helped CW MARS reach a record-breaking 1.7 million digital book checkouts in 2020. For CW MARS, this accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. CW MARS, consisting of 150 libraries in central and western Massachusetts including the Conant Public Library, is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed one million checkouts. The Conant Public Library and other CW MARS member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Reader interest and usage has grown every year. For help using OverDrive and Libby, visit: https://www.sterlinglibrary.org/services.asp and scroll down to the section for OverDrive.

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Did you know that you can sign up to receive a weekly newsletter about the newest books, movies, tv series, 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.


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


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