The library's book drop is open for returns. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 24 hours before being checked in. Please note, the book drop is for library materials only and we ask that donations not be put in the book drop. If the book drop is full, please come back at another time and do not leave library materials outside of the book drop.
Curbside pickup is available! Place holds for Sterling items online or by calling 978-422-6409. We cannot obtain materials from other libraries at this time. Staff members will pull your requested items and contact you via phone when your pick-up is ready. Curbside pick-up is available Monday - Thursday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Materials will be placed on tables in front of the library in paper bags (in alphabetical order by last name) and the sidewalk will be taped off to allow for 6ft distance between patrons picking up materials. Materials can also be delivered to patrons who live in Sterling.
Not sure what to request? We can put together a book bundle for you. For adults, let us know how many books you would like and the genre. For kids, let us know how many books they would like, their age, interests, and what the last book they read and enjoyed was.
Readers can log hours now through Thursday, August 13th. The last day to register is Saturday, July 25th. This program is made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and with the assistance of the Massachusetts Library System.
If you were registered for summer reading last year, please reuse your Beanstack account with your same username and password. If you need help remembering your username or resetting your password, please call (978) 422-6409. When logging into your child's Beanstack account, please check your child's age/grade information to make sure it's correct. Grade listed should be the grade they are entering in the fall.
For information on COVID-19 please visit:
Mass.gov COVID-19 updates and information
E-Books, Audiobooks & Magazines
OverDrive access is now available without a library card. For more information, click here.
To get help borrowing e-books, click here. To get help borrowing e-audiobooks, click here.
Sterling Trail Information
If you're looking for an activity to get out and get some fresh air, the Sterling trails are open during this time. Town officials ask that you please practice social distancing and if a trail is too crowded that you do not use the trail until it clears sufficiently. The Animal Control Officer also reminds us that social distancing applies to trails that allow dog walking, so no matter how cute, please don't stop to pet dogs.
Looking to stay connected? Follow us on Facebook, as well as visit this guide created by the Massachusetts Library System for other fun and engaging resources to help you have fun and relieve stress. Click here for the MLS guide.
Did you know that you can sign up to receive a weekly newsletter about the newest books, movies, and digital magazines at the Conant Public Library? The newsletter currently includes a news section with information on how you can stay connected with the library during our closure. To sign up for our weekly newsletter through Wowbrary, please click here.