Programs for Children

 

StoryWalk - No Bunnies Here!

Ongoing starting Monday, May 2nd

Take a walk with a fun, colorful book and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! A StoryWalk, featuring No Bunnies Here! by Tammi Sauer, will be on display beginning on Monday, May 2nd. The StoryWalk is located on the lawn next to the Conant Public Library in Sterling and features a silly springtime story sure to have participants giggling while they walk between pages! 


MusicTime

Thursdays at 10:30 am, beginning May 5th (six-week session)

Open to children 18 months-6 years with caregivers.

Children and their grownups are invited to share music together with songs, dance and instrument play!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409. 


June Picture Book Club: Celebration of Stories

Wednesday, June 8th at 4:30 pm

For children in grades k-2.

For our last meeting of the year we will enjoy some favorite stories and play games to celebrate the end of the school year! Children are invited but not required to bring a favorite book to recommend to the club!  

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Youth Summer Reading: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

June 21st - August 11th

For youth ages birth to 18.

The Conant Public Library Youth Summer Reading Program is an interactive and fun way to encourage children to continue reading during the summer. Youth ages birth to 18 years are invited to participate. Pre-readers can participate by being read to by a caregiver. Children log their reading hours for a chance to win fun prizes in our raffle! For each hour logged, readers will also receive a special sticker to help complete our mystery puzzle sticker poster, displayed on the library wall - together, our reading will create a work of art!  The first day to register and log hours will be on Tuesday, June 21st. The last day to register will be on Saturday, July 23rd, and the last day to log hours and enter tickets into the raffle will be on Thursday, August 11th by 8 pm. All participants who log hours during the program will receive a book, made possible by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Registration is required; registration opens June 21st and a link to sign up will be made available here. 


LEGO Family Challenge: LEGO THAT BOOK!

June 21st - August 11th

For all ages.

Join in our Summer Reading LEGO That Book Family Challenge! Create a LEGO masterpiece to celebrate a book you enjoy during summer reading! Can you make a LEGO advertisement for your book? Create a favorite character? Build a favorite scene? Families can work together and submit a LEGO creation inspired by a book. Entries created at the library will be photographed and displayed with corresponding books; participants who work at home may submit photos. All participating families will be entered into a raffle to win a prize! Come and work at the library at any drop-in LEGO times. Images of creations made at home (Please include the title of your book!) may be brought to the library or emailed to aiannucci@cwmars.org. Prize provided by the Friends of Conant Public Library.


Explorers’ Club: Feel the Beat

Tuesday, June 21st at 2:30 pm

Open to children in grades k-4.

Come explore the ways we can make music with each other! We will play games, sing songs, and even form a band using rhythm instruments. Get your toes tapping at the library!  

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Drop-In LEGO: LEGO THAT BOOK!

Wednesday, June 22nd from 2:30 to 5:30 pm

For all ages.

Come and build at the library! Children are welcome to create with the library’s LEGO collection. Work on our family LEGO Challenge, or just build to your heart’s content.

No registration required.


Summer Reading Kickoff with Dinoman

Thursday, June 23rd at 10:30 am at the First Church in Sterling

All ages welcome.

Dinosaurs are coming to Sterling - but don’t worry, they’re friendly! All are welcome to come and see Dinoman and his giant friends at our Summer Reading Kickoff celebration. Over 2 million people have enjoyed presentations by Rob Lisaius, aka Dinoman. Come learn all about dinosaurs and fossil hunting and visit with huge replicas of these prehistoric beasts!  This program marks the start of our Children’s Summer Reading Program, so after the show, you can head to the library next door to register and stock up on books. Presented by the Friends of Conant Public Library.

No registration required. 


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, June 27th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

For all ages.

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow! Examples will be available to offer inspiration.

No registration required.


Drop-In LEGO: LEGO THAT BOOK!

Tuesday, June 28th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

For all ages.

Come and build at the library! Children are welcome to create with the library’s LEGO collection. Work on our family LEGO Challenge, or just build to your heart’s content.

No registration required.


Cookies for the Red, White and Blue

Wednesday, June 29th at 4:00 pm

For children 8 and up.

Decorate some patriotic summer cookies for your Independence Day celebration!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Storytime with Elephant and Piggie

Thursday, June 30th at 10:30 am

For children 2 and up with caregiver (siblings welcome).

Come to a special storytime featuring Mo Willems's beloved Elephant and Piggie! We will enjoy a few of the Elephant and Piggie books, sing and make a special craft. Come outside after storytime and you can meet Elephant and Piggie in person! 

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Elephant and Piggie Photo Op!

Thursday, June 30th from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on the Library Lawn.

For all ages.

Celebrate Summer with Mo Willems's beloved characters! The library is excited to welcome two very special guests to Sterling. Come to the library to give Elephant and Piggie a high-five, and make your mark on an "Elephant and Piggie Like Reading" banner. Event will be held inside in the Baker Room in the event of rain. 

No registration required.


Watercolor Wednesday

Wednesday, July 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Open to kids of all ages.

It’s Watercolor Wednesday at the Conant Public Library! Stop in to create wonderful watercolor art!

No registration required.


Summer STEAM: DIY S’mores Ovens

Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 am

Open to kids entering grades 3 and up.

Summer STEAM at the Conant Public Library! Kids are invited to create their own solar s’mores ovens.  

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, July 11th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

For all ages. 

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow! Examples will be available to offer inspiration.This week’s featured project is aluminum foil fish!

No registration required.