For the health and safety of our patrons, the library will be closed until further notice. All programs have been suspended. We will continue to post updates on Facebook and the website.
Thank you for your understanding!


Even though the library is closed staff are continuing to order new books, audiobooks, movies, tv series and more. You are able to place holds on Sterling items for curbside pickup, which begins on June 1st, using your online account. If you have any questions, please call (978) 422-6409 and leave a message with your name and phone number and a staff member will return your call.

The library's book drop is now open for returns. All returned library materials will be quarantined for 72 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.

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Curbside pickup begins on Monday, June 1st! 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.


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For information on COVID-19 please visit:
Mass.gov COVID-19 updates and information
https://guides.masslibsystem.org/COVID19


E-Books, Audiobooks & Magazines
Overdrive
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.

Newspapers
Telegram.com


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.


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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.

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We will be hosting a virtual cooking program for youth in grades 3 and up. Meal in a Mug with Julie Manning will be held on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The program will be about 30 minutes long and participants will learn how to make chocolate cookies in a mug. For more information and to register for the program, please email acote@cwmars.org. Spots are limited.

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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.