Transport yourself to Ireland with a virtual concert: From Ireland to America with Roger Tincknell! This enthusiastic and lively performance is suitable for all ages and will feature traditional Irish and Irish American songs, a step-dancing lesson, sing-alongs and instrumentals performed on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, Irish bouzouki, Bodhran (Irish drum), spoons and Limberjack (Irish “dancing” instrument). The link to the pre-recorded concert will be posted here on our website and the library's Facebook page on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm. No registration is required.
Children in grades K and up are invited to join us for virtual LEGO Club on Thursday, March 11th at 4:00 pm via Zoom. Children can build together, share creations, or try a LEGO challenge card! Registration is required - please call to register.
Spice up your next dish! Young chefs in grades 3 and up are invited to join our Spice Club for Kids where we will explore a new surprise spice. The Spice Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 18th at 4:00 pm via Zoom and participants will discuss how they used the spice in their dishes. Registered participants can pick up their Spice Club Kit through curbside pickup. The kit will include a container of the spice, as well as an informational sheet about it. Registration is required - please call to register.
Beginning on Tuesday, March 23rd at 10:00 am, children of all ages will be able to request a kit to make their own board game! The kit will include supplies to make a memory matching game and can be requested through curbside pickup. Available while supplies last. To request your kit, please call.
What do you love about the library? Send a virtual love letter to your library today! During the month of February, patrons of all ages are invited to share what they love about their library through LoveMassLibraries.com.
Kick off the New Year with 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. Journals and stickers will be available through curbside pickup. Registration is required - please call to register. Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
NEW! TumbleBooks K-6 EBooks Database
Library Online Resources:
Brittanica Learning Zone
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:
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!