a white, black, and gray bingo card with text 'winter bingo - december 16th'
 
Cozy up for an afternoon game of BINGO! Children of all ages are invited to participate in a winter BINGO program for kids on Wednesday, December 16th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Participants will need to pick up their BINGO card on or before Tuesday, December 15th during curbside pickup. Registration is required - please call to register.


a plate of adorable fruity pancakes and text 'chopped challenge for kids - december 30th'
 
Young chefs in grades 5 and up are invited to put their culinary skills to the test by preparing a dish using a mystery ingredient in an at-home Chopped Challenge. We will discuss and share the finished dishes on Wednesday, December 30th at 11:00 am via Zoom. Participants will need to pick up their mystery ingredient on Wednesday, December 23rd or Monday, December 28th during curbside pickup hours. Registration is required - please call to register.


fireworks lighting up a dark sky with text 'noon year's eve - december 31st'
 
Ring in 2021! Children ages 2 and up, and their caregivers, are invited to join us in celebrating the new year! We will be hosting a Noon Year's Eve Countdown Party featuring stories, songs, games, and dancing on Thursday, December 31st at 11:30 am via Zoom. Participants will need to pick up a party pack during curbside pickup on one of the following dates: 12/28, 12/29, or 12/30. Registration is required - please call to register.


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




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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!