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:

For more information on Children’s Services, please contact Angela Cote at 978-422-6409 or 

an illustration of young astronauts floating in space reading and text 'summer reading prize donation'
Summer is on its way! We are now accepting donations from community members and businesses of new toys, craft kits, gift cards, games, and trendy tech to be awarded as prizes in our Youth Summer Reading Program Raffle. Not sure what to donate? Monetary donations are welcomed as well, and library staff will select fun prizes with the funds received! All donations may be dropped off at the Conant Public Library. Please call the library at (978) 422-6409 with any questions.

an illustration of a caterpillar in its cocoon with text 'storywalk'
Welcome spring and take a walk with a good book! A StoryWalk, presented by the Conant Public Library and welcomed by the Sterling Recreation Department, is now on display at the Sterling Greenery Community Park, 36 Muddy Pond Road. This StoryWalk features The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach.

a vivid illustration of a lighthouse at sea with text 'picture book club - may 21st'
Children in grades K through 2 are invited to Picture Book Club for a book discussion, snack, and themed activity. We will be reading Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall for the meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 pm. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out so that children can read the book before the meeting. Registration is required.

quirky illustrations of star wars characters from 'jedi academy' with text '3rd and 4th grade book club - may 28th'
The 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club will be reading Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown for the meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm, where we will enjoy a book discussion, snack, and a themed activity. Copies of the book are available at the library for check out. Registration is required.

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! Beginning on Monday, June 17th, 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 at the end of the summer!

an illustration of two young girls, both in their pajamas reading with text 'drop-in pajama storytime - june 25th'
Come in your pajamas for an evening storytime! Children of all ages are invited to drop-in for a cozy pajama storytime on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:00 pm. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by their caregivers. No registration is required.

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Join us for an all ages, imaginative, and interactive circus performance by Kevin O’Keefe, the One-Man-Circus-in-a-Suitcase on Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 am. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, ringmaster and more! However, the most important performers in this miniature circus come from the audience. This free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Conant Public Library, will be held at the First Church in Sterling and is open to all ages; no registration is required.