a charming illustration of the fictional character 'puss in boots' with text 'summer reading sign-ups'
 
Summer Reading is still on for readers aged Birth-Grade 12! Register and log hours for chances to win awesome weekly prizes. Any kind of reading counts, including caregivers reading aloud. The more you read, the better your chances will be of winning a prize! All prizes are made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Conant Public Library, and all readers who log hours will receive a gift book also made possible by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

Readers can log hours now through Thursday, August 13th. The last day to register is Saturday, July 25th. This program is made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and with the assistance of the Massachusetts Library System.

If you were registered for summer reading last year, please reuse your Beanstack account with your same username and password. If you need help remembering your username or resetting your password, please call (978) 422-6409. When logging into your child's Beanstack account, please check your child's age/grade information to make sure it's correct. Grade listed should be the grade they are entering in the fall.
 


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The 100 Books of Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester, runs now through August 13th! This year, we’re flipping the challenge - we want YOU to pick your own 100 books to read and then share your favorites with us on Facebook. Weekly videos will be posted on Facebook of Ms. Angela reading her favorite books. Join the Conant Public Library Stay-At-Home Storytime Facebook group to view. Keep track of the books that you read in your 100 Books of Summer reading journal & let us know your favorites by commenting on the videos in our Facebook group or by emailing hflynn@cwmars.org. We will post a big list of community favorites on Facebook & our website! The Kiwanis Club of Worcester has donated special journals and pens so that children can track their books. One journal per child will be included with curbside pickup or delivery orders (delivery only available to Sterling residents). To get books, please place holds through CWMARS for curbside pickup, or give us a call and we will be happy to select a bundle of books for you to pick up curbside, Monday-Thursday from 10 am - 6 pm.


a charming illustration of a girl in a field of flowers with text '100 books of summer favorites'

Below you will find lists of some of our readers favorite books that they've read as part of our 100 Books of Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester:
Click here to download the list of favorites for week one


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Welcome to the Conant Public Library Children’s Room!

We are located on the top floor of the Conant Public Library. Our collection features a wide variety of board books, picture books, easy readers, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s movies and audiobooks.

We offer many programs for children, including regular storytimes and bookclubs. Families are also invited to drop in and visit the Children's Room to play! Our early literacy center includes a puppet theater, puzzles, building blocks, sensory panels, and many toys. Additionally, our craft table features a new craft each week, available at all times with no registration necessary.

Children are encouraged to have their own library card at their parent’s discretion. For more information about obtaining a library card, please see our circulation policies here: http://sterlinglibrary.org/policies_circulation.asp.

For more information on Children’s Services, please contact Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or acote@cwmars.org. 




NEW! TumbleBooks K-6 EBooks Database
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Library Online Resources: 

Brittanica Learning Zone
Brittanica School 
Gale Kids Info Bits
Miss Humblebee's Academy - Kindergarten Readiness program
OverDrive EBooks, EAudio and EMagazines
Book & Reading Engagement Kit - Pre-K through 12th grade enrichment resources

Online Educational Resources: 
Bedtime Math
Code.org
Khan Academy
PBS Learning Media
Scholastic Learn at Home
Smithsonian Institute for Kids

Storytime and Author Events:
Draw Every Day with Jarrett Krocosczka
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Operation Storytime - Famous authors reading their books!
Storytime from Space - This is exactly what it sounds like...astronauts reading stories from SPACE!
Storylineonline - Famous people reading great books!