Let's read together! The Sterling Library invites families to an Intergenerational Book Club meeting on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 pm in the Baker Room. This month our book is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. This 1959 adventure novel tells the story of a city teen, dreaming of independence and a life closer to nature, who runs away and builds a life for himself in the wilderness. My Side of the Mountain is recommended for readers 9 and up, but younger children may enjoy it as a read aloud. Open to adult-child teams of all ages. Copies of the book will be available for check out at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register.



Kick off the holiday season with some hands-on, creative fun! The Conant Public Library in Sterling is excited to offer a Gingerbread House Decorating. Join us at the library on Tuesday, December 14th at 1pm, adults and teens ages 13+ and on Thursday, December 16th at 6 pm, adults and children ages 10+ to decorate your own gingerbread house using a vast selection of frostings, candies and other materials. All materials, including the gingerbread houses, are provided; this program is presented by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. Registration is required and is limited- please call 978-422-6409 to register.



At their next meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 5:00 pm, our middle schoolers will discuss J.K. Rowling’s newest offering, The Christmas Pig. Will this adventure story about a boy’s visit to a fantastic land to regain a lost treasure measure up to those of the beloved Harry Potter? Find out as you meet with book-loving friends to share your thoughts, play a game or two and craft a treasure of your own. Books can be checked out at the library. Registration is required - please call 978-422-6409 to register. Open to children in grades 5-8.


Drop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Tuesday, December 21st from 5-7:30pm to make your own holiday cards and gift tags - we’ll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! Open to all ages, no registration required. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.



Stop in to the Conant Public Library in Sterling on Monday, December 27th from 10am-6pm to make and write thank you notes! We’ll provide cards, stickers and more to help you create fun notes to send to friends and family. Open to all ages, no registration required. Call the library at (978) 422-6409 for more information.


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 Alisa Iannucci at 978-422-6409 or email aiannucci@cwmars.org.