a mug filled with delicious mac and cheese and text 'meal in a mug: mac and cheese - october 7th'
 
Calling all young chefs! Youth in grades 3 and up are invited to join Julie Manning in making an easy and deliciously cheesy mac and cheese mug recipe on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Participants will need to supply the ingredients for this recipe. Staff will send out the recipe to participants along with the Zoom link in an email prior to the meeting. Registration is required - please call to register.


a geometric shape made with mini marshmallows and toothpicks and text 'build it - october 15th'
 
Children ages 4 and up, with the assistance of a caregiver, are invited to participate in a STEAM program: Build It! with Mini Marshmallows & Toothpicks on Thursday, October 15th at 10:30 am via Zoom. We will construct different shapes and structures using mini marshmallows and toothpicks to explore geometry and engineering. Participants will need to provide mini marshmallows and toothpicks. Registration is required - please call to register.


a line of jack-o-lanterns with text 'halloween magic show - october 21st'
 
Get into the Halloween spirit! We will be hosting a Halloween Magic Show with Brian Richards on Youtube Live on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30 pm. All ages are invited to join us for the virtual show that will feature magic, comedy, puppets, storytelling, and non-scary Halloween fun. A meet-and-greet with Brian and his puppets will follow the show on Zoom. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. No registration is required. A link to the show will be posted on our website and Facebook page before the start of the program.


four decorated mini photo clipboards and text 'take and make: mini photo clipboards - october 28th'
 
Youth in grades 5 and up are invited to participate in a Take & Make craft program - Mini Photo Clipboards! Participants will need to pick up their Take & Make kit (includes mini photo clipboard) on or before Tuesday, October 27th. We will decorate our mini clipboards together over Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th at 3:00 pm. Registration is required - please call to register.


a not-so-spooky forest and text 'dr. junglestein's balloon madness - october 29th'
 
Let’s get spooky! All ages are invited to join us for a high-energy and ghoulishly fun program - Dr. Junglestein’s Spooktacular Balloon Madness. Prepare for a zombie dance challenge, giant spooky creature creation, Ghostbusters training and Dr. Junglestein’s signature 6-foot balloon! The pre-recorded video of Dr. Junglestein’s Spooktacular Balloon Madness program will be posted on our Facebook page on Thursday, October 29th at 4:00 pm. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


crafting supplies on a table with text 'craft kits to-go'
 
We are offering Craft Kits To-Go! Each craft kit provides all the necessary pieces as well as instructions. Families can request multiple kits (one kit per child). Craft kits are available while supplies last. To request your Craft Kit To-Go please give us a call during our curbside pickup hours.


a mother teaching her two children while sitting at the kitchen table and text 'homeschooling information'

If you're looking to learn more about homeschooling, click here to visit AHEM's website. AHEM is a non-profit, volunteer-run, educational organization that gathers and provides information on homeschooling in Massachusetts. Click here for a link to their about page for information on their organization.


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 Lizzy Gagliardi at 978-422-6409 or egagliardi@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!