Programs for Children

 

Youth Summer Reading: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

June 21st - August 11th

For youth ages birth to 18.

The Conant Public Library Youth Summer Reading Program is an interactive and fun way to encourage children to continue reading during the summer. Youth ages birth to 18 years are invited to participate. Pre-readers can participate by being read to by a caregiver. Children log their reading hours for a chance to win fun prizes in our raffle! For each hour logged, readers will also receive a special sticker to help complete our mystery puzzle sticker poster, displayed on the library wall - together, our reading will create a work of art!  The first day to register and log hours will be on Tuesday, June 21st. The last day to register will be on Saturday, July 23rd, and the last day to log hours and enter tickets into the raffle will be on Thursday, August 11th by 8 pm. All participants who log hours during the program will receive a book, made possible by the Friends of the Conant Public Library.

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Registration is required; click here to register starting June 21st or sign up at the library. 


LEGO Family Challenge: LEGO THAT BOOK!

June 21st - August 11th

For all ages.

Join in our Summer Reading LEGO That Book Family Challenge! Create a LEGO masterpiece to celebrate a book you enjoy during summer reading! Can you make a LEGO advertisement for your book? Create a favorite character? Build a favorite scene? Families can work together and submit a LEGO creation inspired by a book. Entries created at the library will be photographed and displayed with corresponding books; participants who work at home may submit photos. All participating families will be entered into a raffle to win a prize! Come and work at the library at any drop-in LEGO times. Images of creations made at home (Please include the title of your book!) may be brought to the library or emailed to aiannucci@cwmars.org. Prize provided by the Friends of Conant Public Library.


Summer Reading StoryWalk About Town

Begins June 21st

Enjoy a great book as you stroll through the center of Sterling! This summer, read Walk on the Wild Side by Nicholas Oldland as you participate in our StoryWalk About Town! The book begins and ends at the library. You’ll find a page by peeking into the windows (or looking in the gardens) of buildings along the route. Explore the variety of businesses and organizations that make our neighborhood special as you follow the story!


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, June 27th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

For all ages.

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow! Examples will be available to offer inspiration.

No registration required.


Drop-In LEGO: LEGO THAT BOOK!

Tuesday, June 28th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

For all ages.

Come and build at the library! Children are welcome to create with the library’s LEGO collection. Work on our family LEGO Challenge, or just build to your heart’s content.

No registration required.


Cookies for the Red, White and Blue

Wednesday, June 29th at 4:00 pm

For children 8 and up.

Decorate some patriotic summer cookies for your Independence Day celebration!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Storytime with Elephant and Piggie

Thursday, June 30th at 10:30 am

For children 2 and up with caregiver (siblings welcome).

Come to a special storytime featuring Mo Willems's beloved Elephant and Piggie! We will enjoy a few of the Elephant and Piggie books, sing and make a special craft. Come outside after storytime and you can meet Elephant and Piggie in person! 

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Elephant and Piggie Photo Op!

Thursday, June 30th from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on the Library Lawn.

For all ages.

Celebrate Summer with Mo Willems's beloved characters! The library is excited to welcome two very special guests to Sterling. Come to the library to give Elephant and Piggie a high-five, and make your mark on an "Elephant and Piggie Like Reading" banner. Event will be held inside in the Baker Room in the event of rain. 

No registration required.


Watercolor Wednesday

Wednesday, July 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Open to kids of all ages.

It’s Watercolor Wednesday at the Conant Public Library! Stop in to create wonderful watercolor art!

No registration required.


Summer STEAM: DIY S’mores Ovens

Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 am

Open to kids entering grades 3 and up.

Summer STEAM at the Conant Public Library! Kids are invited to create their own solar s’mores ovens.  

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, July 11th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

For all ages. 

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow! Examples will be available to offer inspiration.This week’s featured project is aluminum foil fish!

No registration required. 


Summer Singalong

Tuesday, July 12th at 11:00 am

Open to children of all ages with caregivers

Come play and sing to celebrate summer! We will enjoy traditional and camp songs that are fun and easy to sing together. If weather permits, bring a blanket and we will gather on the library lawn; if it’s rainy, come to the Baker Room!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Stuffed Animal Camp-In at the Library

Wednesday, July 13th at 5:30 pm

Open to children of all ages with caregivers and plush friends.

Bring a stuffed buddy to this special storytime, and make them a “fort” to enjoy during a special sleepover just for stuffed animal friends at the library! Come back the next day to pick up your “camper” and hear about their night at the library.

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Music in the Park with Tom Sieling

Thursday, July 14th at 6 pm in Memorial Park (in case of rain, event will be held in the 1835 Town Hall)

For all ages.

Come with the family and enjoy a concert with acclaimed musician Tom Sieling! Tom has entertained families in ten states with his performances of popular and engaging songs that get kids dancing and playing. Pack a picnic and get ready for a fun evening! Presented by the Friends of Conant Public Library.

No registration required. 


Escape Room Family Challenge

Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st

Children in grades K through 12 are invited to participate. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver, and adults must have a child with them. Ideal for ages 8+.

Break out this summer with a week-long Escape Room Family Challenge! The Baker Room will be turned into an Escape Room from Monday, July 18th through Thursday, July 21st. Families are invited to work together to solve puzzles and use clues to escape the Baker Room before the clock runs out! Each Escape Room group may have up to six participants. 

Please call the Conant Public Library in Sterling at (978) 422-6409 to schedule your Escape Room session.


International Snack Bags

Beginning July 18th, continuing while supplies last

Open to kids of all ages.

Travel around the world with an International Snack Bag! Each bag includes snacks from a particular country, suggestions of books set in that country, and fun facts!

No registration required.


Write Night

Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00 pm

Open to young writers 8-16.

Are you a daydreamer with stories in your head, or a scribbler who draws comics on your worksheets? Do imaginary characters call to you? Is there poetry in your pocket? Come to a club just for you. Young people interested in writing can come and chat about their craft with like-minded peers. We will explore ways to get started, how to keep going, and try out some just-for-fun writing prompts. Let’s encourage each other to write something wonderful. Creativity welcome, no pressure allowed!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, July 25th from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All ages.

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow!

No registration required. 


Drop-In Lego: LEGO THAT BOOK!

Tuesday, July 26th from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

All ages.

Come and build at the library! Children are welcome to create with the library’s LEGO collection. Work on our family LEGO Challenge, or just build to your heart’s content.

No registration required. 


Game Time!

Tuesday, July 26th at 2:30 pm

Ages 6 and up (younger siblings welcome with caregivers).

Come try your hand at Minute to Win It, Bingo, Charades and other games to win prizes!

Registration is required; click here to register or call 978-422-6409.


Drop-In Build

Thursday, July 28th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

All ages.

Come to the library and build with our new collection of Keva planks! Let your creativity flow -  and the towers rise up - with these versatile blocks.

No registration required.


Masterpiece Monday

Monday, August 1st from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Come create at the library! Art supplies and workspace will be available in the Baker Room for families to experiment with different materials and let their creativity flow!  This week’s inspiration will be rock painting!

No registration required.