Upcoming Events


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; click here to register starting June 21st or sign up at the library. 

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.

Summer STEAM: DIY S’mores Ovens

Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 am

Open to 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. 

Candy Masterpieces

Thursday, July 14th at 1:00 pm

Open to teens and tweens ages 10-18.

Create edible art at the Conant Public Library! Teens and tweens are invited to create their own edible masterpieces using only candy and frosting. 

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

Escape Room Family Challenge

Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st

Children in grades K through 12 are invited to participate. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver, and adults must have a child with them. Ideal for ages 8+.

Break out this summer with a week-long Escape Room Family Challenge! The Baker Room will be turned into an Escape Room from Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st. Families are invited to work together to solve puzzles and use clues to escape the Baker Room before the clock runs out! Each Escape Room group may have up to six participants. 

Please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409 to schedule your Escape Room session.

Write Night

Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00 pm

Open to young writers 8-16.

Are you a daydreamer with stories in your head, or a scribbler who draws comics on your worksheets? Do imaginary characters call to you? Is there poetry in your pocket? Come to a club just for you. Young people interested in writing can come and chat about their craft with like-minded peers. We will explore ways to get started, how to keep going, and try out some just-for-fun writing prompts. Let’s encourage each other to write something wonderful. Creativity welcome, no pressure allowed!

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

Family Paint Night

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 pm

Ages 5 and up; under 10 must have a supervising caregiver, who is encouraged to paint along!

Come and follow a step-by-step plan to create a summer scene on a canvas.

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