a charming illustration of the character 'puss in boots' and text 'summer reading sign-ups'
 
Summer Reading is still on for readers aged Birth-Grade 12! Register and log hours for chances to win awesome weekly prizes. Any kind of reading counts, including caregivers reading aloud. The more you read, the better your chances will be of winning a prize! All prizes are made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Conant Public Library, and all readers who log hours will receive a gift book also made possible by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

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.
 


an open field with the sunset on the horizon and text '100 books of summer'
 
The 100 Books of Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester, runs now through August 13th! This year, we’re flipping the challenge - we want YOU to pick your own 100 books to read and then share your favorites with us on Facebook. Weekly videos will be posted on Facebook of Ms. Angela reading her favorite books. Join the Conant Public Library Stay-At-Home Storytime Facebook group to view. Keep track of the books that you read in your 100 Books of Summer reading journal & let us know your favorites by commenting on the videos in our Facebook group or by emailing hflynn@cwmars.org. We will post a big list of community favorites on Facebook & our website! The Kiwanis Club of Worcester has donated special journals and pens so that children can track their books. One journal per child will be included with curbside pickup or delivery orders (delivery only available to Sterling residents). To get books, please place holds through CWMARS for curbside pickup, or give us a call and we will be happy to select a bundle of books for you to pick up curbside, Monday-Thursday from 10 am - 6 pm.


corner view of young adult area, stacks of books

The Middle School and Young Adult sections are located on the top floor of the Conant Library. The Middle School collection is intended for grades 5-8 and includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. The Young Adult collection is tailored towards teens in grades 9-12 and also includes fiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels. Young Adult biographies are located on the main floor of the library with the Adult Biography collection, and Young Adult Non-fiction is located on the bottom floor of the library with the Adult Non-fiction collection.

For more information on Young Adult Services, please contact Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or acote@cwmars.org.

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Hot New YA Releases!

covers of hot new young adult fiction releases (titles listed below)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
The Night Country by Melissa Albert
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
The Queen's Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp