Take a walk with a good book and enjoy the beautiful fall weather! A StoryWalk, featuring Turkey Trick or Treat by Wendi Silvano, will be on display beginning on Tuesday, September 28th. The StoryWalk is located on the lawn next to the library and features a Halloween story sure to have participants giggling! For more information, please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409.


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.
Tuesday, October 26 at 10:30 AM Not-So-Spooky Storytime is full. Waitlist is available.



 
The next meeting of the Sterling Library’s Picture Book Club will be held on Tuesday, November 2 at 10:30 am. This month, we will be having some fun with Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds. Are underpants scary? Or just silly? Come find out as we craft, read, and play together. 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 invites children in grades K-4 to a meeting of the Explorer’s Club! It’s science time in the Baker Room at the Sterling Library on Wednesday, November 3 at 2:00 pm. The club meeting will feature science-themed books, activities and even an experiment. Have fun exploring science with us! Registration is required; please call 978-422-6409 to register.
Explorer's Club: Science Time is full. Waitlist is available.



Children in preschool and older are invited for fun with the Lego Club on Wednesday, November 10 from 4-5 pm. No registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.


 
Calling all comedians, actors, and quick thinkers! Students in grades 4-8 are invited to an evening of improvisation on Wednesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm at the Sterling Library. Practice thinking on your feet and out of the box with some beginning improv and creative problem solving. Sharpen your wit and have fun playing games that call on your creativity and sense of humor! Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.


The Conant Public Library invites students in 3rd and 4th grade to join in a book club meeting on Wednesday, November 17 at 4:30 pm. This month, we will explore Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. Ramona gets herself into some tricky (and entertaining!) situations as she starts third grade at a new school and tries to be “big enough for her family to depend on.” 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.


Drop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Monday, November 22nd 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.



The Sterling Library invites children in grades 3 and up to make a simple dessert in the Baker
Room at 11 am on Wednesday, November 24.
Make a treat to take home and share!
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.

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