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 is available to watch hereThis program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

a jeopardy screen with text 'team jeopardy - november 18th'
What is… game show afternoon? Children in pre-k to 4th grade, and their caregivers, are invited to team up and take on a rousing, virtual game of Team Jeopardy on Wednesday, November 18th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to sign up as a team, but single players are allowed. Registration is required - please call to register.

a picture of the popular no-bake dessert
Chow down on a sweet treat! Children in grades 3 and up are invited to participate in a no-bake dessert program on Wednesday, November 25th at 10:30 am via Zoom. We will be preparing a harvest themed version of “puppy chow”. Participants will need to pick up their bag of ingredients during curbside pick up hours on Tuesday, November 24th. The recipe and Zoom link will be sent via email prior to the virtual meeting. 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

NEW! TumbleBooks K-6 EBooks Database
Tumble Book Library

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
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!