The next meeting of the Picture Book Club will be on Wednesday, December 1 at 4:30 pm. Our book this month is The Gift Inside the Box by Adam Grant and Allison Sweet Grant. Join your book-loving friends to talk about that book and enjoy a few more while crafting a gift for someone you care about! Books can be checked out at the library (participants do not need to bring their copy to the meeting). Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register. Open to children in grades K-2.
Picture Book Club is full. Waitlist is available.


The Sterling Library will hold an afternoon of fun and games for children in grades 1-4 on Wednesday, December 8 at 4:30 pm. Enjoy some friendly competition as we try out games like Apples to Apples, Bop-It, or Charades. You’ll have fun whether you win, lose or draw! Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.



 
Let's read together! The Sterling Library invites families to an Intergenerational Book Club meeting on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm in the Baker Room. This month our book is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. This 1959 adventure novel tells the story of a city teen, dreaming of independence and a life closer to nature, who runs away and builds a life for himself in the wilderness. My Side of the Mountain is recommended for readers 9 and up, but younger children may enjoy it as a read aloud. Open to adult-child teams of all ages. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


 
The 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club will meet on Wednesday, December 15 at 4:30 pm to discuss The Christmas Genie by Dan Gutman. This chapter book begins when a mysterious (and cranky) genie appears in a fifth-grade classroom and grants students a wish. The catch is that they must all agree what to wish for - or they lose their vacation week! Come to the library to discuss the story and have some fun with friends. Books are available at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.



Drop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Monday, December 20th from 5-7:30pm to create a masterpiece in the Baker Room - we’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Open to children and teens of all ages, no registration required. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.



Drop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Tuesday, December 21st from 5-7:30pm to make your own holiday cards and gift tags - we’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Open to all ages, no registration required. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.



Come to the library on Wednesday, December 22 at 4:30 pm and craft a lovely luminaria to light the longest nights. Celebrate winter with friends as we create painted lanterns to glow when the sun does not. Open to youth ages 8 and up. Registration is required.



Children 18 months and up and their caregivers are invited to a special Holiday Story Hour on Wednesday, December 22 at 6:00 pm. We will enjoy festive stories and songs and make a holiday craft together before bedtime. PJs optional! Registration is required.



Stop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Monday, December 27th from 10am-6pm to make and write thank you notes! We’ll provide cards, stickers and more to help you create fun notes to send to friends and family. Open to all ages, no registration required. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.


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 Alisa Iannucci at 978-422-6409 or email aiannucci@cwmars.org