a vibrant illustrated bear with wide eyes and text 'storywalk - begins april 9th'
 
Now on display! Come take a walk with a good book and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! This StoryWalk, features Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and is located on the lawn next to the library. For more information, please call.


a bingo card with a spring theme and text 'springo scavenger hunt - april 14th'
 
Explore all that spring has to offer right in your backyard with SPRINGO! We are now offering SPRINGO Scavenger Hunt cards through the end of the month. This fun backyard scavenger hunt is presented in a BINGO format and is for children of all ages. To request your SPRINGO card, please call.


an underwater view of dolphins swimming in the sea and text 'tails and tales with adventure aquarium - april 22nd'
 
Celebrate Earth Day and explore the deep blue from home! Participants of all ages are invited to join Adventure Aquarium and LIVE animal guests as we explore interesting animal adaptations, as well as how animals appear in literature. Virtual guests will dive into some of the ways different animals use their tails - like tadpoles who use their tails for propulsion or thresher sharks who use their tails to stun prey. This 45 minute program will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm through Zoom. Registration is required - please call to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


a wide shot of a park at springtime and text 'storytime in the park'
 
Drop in with a blanket and your mask for a socially-distant outdoor storytime! Children ages birth to seven years old and their caregivers are invited to join us for storytime at Sterling’s Memorial Park on Wednesdays at 11:00 am, beginning on April 28th and through June 16th. No registration is required. Siblings are welcome! Program is held weather permitting. Participants are encouraged to call the library for more information or if the weather is questionable. Masks required for ages 2 & up. 


a spread of 'candy sushi' (made from rice krispie treats, fruit roll) and text 'candy sushi - may 6th'
 
Take a bite out of this sweet treat! Children in grades 3 and up can request a candy sushi kit through curbside pickup starting on Monday, April 26th. We will prepare our candy sushi and discuss our creations during the virtual meeting on Thursday, May 6th at 4:30 pm through Zoom. Registration is required. Please call to register and to set up a day to pick up your kit through curbside pickup. 


a pile of blank/white jigsaw puzzle pieces scattered on a table with text 'create your own jigsaw puzzle - may 10th'

Children of all ages (birth through grade 12) can request a kit to make their own jigsaw puzzle starting on Monday, May 10th at 10:00 am. Please call to request your kit and set up a curbside pickup.


scattered lego bricks of all colors falling from the sky with text 'virtual lego club - may 13th'
 
Children ages five and up are invited to join us for a virtual LEGO club on Thursday, May 13th at 4:30 pm through Zoom. Children can build together, share creations, or try a LEGO challenge card during the virtual meeting. Registration is required - please during curbside pickup hours to register.


a picture of musician roger tincknell playing the guitar and text 'virtual concert with roger tincknell - may 20th'
 
Sing-along with Roger Tincknell in a lively and entertaining virtual concert! Roger will encourage children to sing, dance, imitate animals, and learn songs in other languages through call and response all from the comfort of your home. Viewers will get to explore other cultures through traditional and contemporary children's songs and play from around the world. This program also includes sing-alongs performed on guitar, banjo and other instruments. The link to the pre-recorded concert will be shared here and the library's Facebook page on Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 pm. No registration is required.


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. Journals and stickers will be available through curbside pickup. Registration is required - please call to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.


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


a mother and two children seated at a table with a laptop and text 'resources from home'

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
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!