Come have some fun with Scaredy Squirrel! Students in grades K-2 are invited to a meeting of the Picture Book Club at the Conant Public Library on Wednesday, September 29th at 2 pm. We will explore Melanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend with some thoughtful chatter, games and a craft. As Scaredy would say, be prepared – because while we might get a little nutty, we will definitely have fun making friends! Registration is required - call the library at (978) 422-6409 to register. Books can be checked out in advance at the library.
Picture Book Club is full. Waitlist is available.


Pajama Storytime for children of all ages on Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30 pm in the Baker Room. Come enjoy some stories and songs with friends before bedtime! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


The library invites students in 3rd and 4th grade to join in a book club meeting on Wednesday, October 13th at 4:30 pm. This month, we will be reading the first book in Dav Pilkey’s popular, hilarious comic series, Dog Man! We will share our thoughts on what we read, talk about what makes a hero (and a good book), experiment with storytelling techniques used by graphic novelists, and just celebrate the silly wit of Pilkey’s book. Participants should read the book before the meeting; copies will be available at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.
3rd and 4th Grade Book Club is full. Waitlist is available.


Kids in grades 3+ are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 4pm for an afternoon of Halloween treat-making and scary stories! Participants will listen to spooky stories while creating Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummy Truffles to enjoy at home.  Registration is limited and is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


The library invites families to an Intergenerational Book Club meeting on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm. This new club is for adult-child teams, and its goal is to foster a lasting love of literature and its power to bring people together. This inaugural meeting will focus on Roald Dahl's fantastic tale, Matilda. Matilda is an unusually talented girl who makes the most of some very challenging situations. Pick up copies at the library, read the book, and we will all come together to see what we make of this outrageous and entertaining story! Matilda is recommended for readers 8 and up, but younger children may enjoy it as a read aloud. Open to adult-child teams of all ages. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


The library will host two separate “Not-So- Spooky Storytimes” for children 18 months and up on Monday, October 25 at 1:30PM and Tuesday,  October 26 at 10:30 AM in the Baker Room. Come enjoy stories, songs, and a craft celebrating Halloween! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required -  please call 978-422-6409 to register.

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