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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 Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or acote@cwmars.org. 


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Click above to register for summer reading & to log reading hours


an illustration of books floating in space with text '100 books of summer'
 
Ready to step into a universe of stories? We're challenging children and families to join us in 100 Books of Summer, a reading challenge sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester! Stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a tote bag (while supplies last) with a list of 100 of our favorite children’s books. Read all 100, or mix and match with some of your own favorites, and turn in your completed list to register for a pizza party celebration on Thursday, August 15th at 6:00 pm! The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 8th. Click here for the list.


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Cool off and create! Children of all ages are invited to join us for a drop-in art program on Mondays from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, now through August 12th. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. No registration is required.


a young boy sitting in a chair with green tentacles coming from his back and text '3rd and 4th grade book club - july 23rd'
 
The 3rd and 4th grade book club will be reading The Alien Next Door #1: The New Kid by A.I. Newton for the meeting on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm. Children entering 3rd and 4th grade in the fall are invited to join us for a book discussion and themed activity. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.


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The Middle School Book Club will be reading Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar for the meeting on Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30 pm. Youth entering grades 5 through 8 in the fall are invited to join us for a book discussion and themed activity. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.


an illustration of harry potter and hedwig with text 'harry potter's birthday - july 31st'
 
Magic is in the air! Children ages 5 and up are invited to drop-in for a scavenger hunt and wizarding themed crafts in celebration of Harry Potter’s birthday on Wednesday, July 31st from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregiver. No registration is required.


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Game on! Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend a fun and challenging afternoon of Mini Golf at the library! Drop-in on Tuesday, August 13th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, check in upstairs in the Baker Room to get your putters and instructions, and set out on the library mini golf course! The last tee off time is at 5:45 pm; the course will take about 30-45 minutes to complete. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library. No registration is required for this program.


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Join us for afternoon tea! Children entering grades 2 and up are invited to join us for Kids Cook: Tea Time on Wednesday, August 7th at 1:30 pm. Participants will check out a cookbook at the library, prepare a recipe at home, and then bring it to the meeting where we will sample all of the treats and enjoy some afternoon tea. Registration is required.


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Jam out with Toe Jam Puppet Band! We will be sponsoring a free concert on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm, as part of the Sterling Department of Recreation’s Summer Concert Series at Sterling Memorial Park. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a hands-on children’s entertainment group that encourages both kids and adults to get up, dance, and sing along! All ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.