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'

Monday, June 21st - Thursday, August 12th
For readers ages birth through 18
Registration for the summer reading program has now begun! If you participated last year, you can reuse the same username and password; if you need help resettting either, please call the library. Beginning on Monday, June 21st, readers can log their minutes. 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.
Last day to register: Saturday, July 24th


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, beginning on Monday, June 21st and 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.


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 wide shot of a park at springtime and text 'storytime in the park'
 
Drop in with a blanket for an outdoor storytime! Children ages birth to seven years old and their caregivers are invited to join us for storytime at Sterling’s Memorial Park (located behind the fire station) on Wednesdays at 11:00 am, now through June 16th. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome! Program is held weather permitting. Participants are encouraged to call the library for more information or if the weather is questionable.


a campfire scene with roasting marshmallows and text 'outdoor music: camp songs! - june 14th'

Program is FULL. Wait list is available. Gather around for camp songs! Children ages 5 and under, with their caregiver, are invited to join us for lively, sing-along camp songs on Monday, June 14th at 10:00 am. This program will be held on the lawn next to the library. Rain date of Thursday, June 17th at 10:00 am. Registration is required and space is limited.


a koala munching on leaves in a tree with text 'meet and greet with animal adventures - june 24th'
 
Take a walk on the wild side with Animal Adventures! Join us in kicking-off the annual youth summer reading program with a meet and greet with Animal Adventures on Thursday, June 24th at 10:30 am at Sterling’s Memorial Park. Attendees of all ages will get to learn about exotic animals and meet LIVE animal guests. Rain date of Monday, June 28th at 10:30 am. No registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


freshly baked s'mores cookies on a baking sheet and text 's'mores cookies and salted caramel pretzel milkshake - july 6th'
 
Take a bite out of summer! Participants of all ages are invited to participate in a summer themed cooking program with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott on Tuesday, July 6th at 7:00 pm via Facebook Live. Participants will prepare two recipes during the program: s’mores cookies and a salted caramel pretzel milkshake. Registration is required; once registered, participants will be emailed the recipes so ingredients can be purchased prior to the program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


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 - please call to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


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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 Lizzy Gagliardi at 978-422-6409 or egagliardi@cwmars.org