a vibrant yellow banner with a chameleon sitting on a book and text 'tails and tales - summer reading program' with a button labeled 'log in'

Now through Thursday, August 12th
For readers ages birth through 18
Readers can log minutes now through August 12th. Books, audiobooks, graphic novels, etc. all count toward reading minutes and caregivers can read aloud to children. Logging minutes will give readers a chance to win fun prizes, distributed at the end of the program. All readers who log minutes will receive a gift book made possible by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

an illustration of three young children reading by the beach and text '100 books of summer'
Children of all ages are invited to take on a reading challenge with the 100 Books of Summer! We’re inviting readers to read 100 of our favorite picture books, now through Thursday, August 12th. Pick up a drawstring bag during the library’s open hours (while supplies last), which will include the list of 100 books, a stamper and stamping sheet for readers to track their progress, and more. Participants who complete the list will receive a prize. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

a child holding various used paint brushes in their hand and text 'masterpiece mondays - august 9th'
Drop in on Monday, August 9th between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to create a masterpiece - we’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Open for children of all ages, no registration required.

small potted succulents and cacti made from air dry clay and text 'drop-in clay day - august 12th'
Celebrate the last day of the summer reading program with a Clay Day! Children of all ages are invited to create with air-dry clay on Thursday, August 12th between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Drop in while supplies last to build and create with clay!

snacks from all different parts of the globe with text 'international snack box - august 16th'

Learn about the world through food! Children of all ages can pick up a snack box highlighting a surprise region during the library’s open hours beginning on Monday, August 16th at 10 am. The box will include an international snack, a description and map of the featured region, as well as some facts and suggested reading material that can be found in the library. Supplies are limited. Only available while supplies last.

various popular board games spread out on a table and text 'board game afternoon - august 18th'
Enjoy the lazy days of summer playing board games with friends. Board games for patrons of all ages will be available in the Baker Room on Wednesday, August 18th between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Stop in for some friendly competition with friends and family!

an array of art supplies in all different colors with text 'masterpiece mondays - august 23rd'
Masterpiece Mondays continue on Monday, August 23rd between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Art supplies will be in the Baker Room for children of all ages to enjoy. No registration required is required for this drop-in program.

illustrations of jungle animals (a giraffe, a tiger, and a tucan) with text 'summer reading prize donations'
We are now accepting donations from community members and businesses of new toys, craft kits, gift cards, games, and baby toys to be awarded as prizes in our Youth Summer Reading Program. Not sure what to donate? Monetary donations are welcomed as well, and staff will select fun prizes with the funds received! All donations may be dropped off at the library during open hours.

a spread of picture books with text '1000 books before kindergarten'
Embark on 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. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

stacks of books and general view of the children's floor
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 Alex Grebinar at 978-422-6409 or email agrebinar@cwmars.org