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Online Reference Books
The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains 20+ full-text reference books on a variety of subjects

Tumblebooks
Picture books and stories, read aloud for young children

The History of Chelmsford, by Wilkes Allen
Online version of Wilkes Allen's history of the Town of Chelmsford (©1820)

The History of Chelmsford, by Rev. Wilson Waters
Online version of Rev. Wilson Waters' history of the Town of Chelmsford (©1917)

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Zinio Online Magazines
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Online Newsstand
Easy access to popular magazines and newspapers

Chelmsford Independent
Full-text content of weekly newspaper [12/8/2005-Current]

Lowell Sun
Full-text content of local and regional news

Boston Globe
Full-text content of local and regional news [1980-current]

New York Times
Full-text articles for The New York Times, including NYT Book Review and NYT Magazine [2000-current]

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Chelmsford Town-Wide History Project
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Chelmsford Town Annual Reports Archive
Search the full text of Chelmsford Annual Reports from 1874 to present

Historic Photos of Chelmsford
Featuring the Royal Shawcross photos, focusing on the North Chelmsford area around 1901

The History of Chelmsford, by Wilkes Allen
Online version of Wilkes Allen's history of the Town of Chelmsford (©1820)

The History of Chelmsford, by Rev. Wilson Waters
Online version of Rev. Wilson Waters' history of the Town of Chelmsford (©1917)

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Chelmsford Library's Genealogy Subject Guide
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Tumblebooks
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Overdrive Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks
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Book Recommendations for Kids
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Series Books
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Book Recommendeds for Teens & Tweens
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NoveList
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Early World of Learning
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Chelmsford Public Schools
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Great Websites for Kids
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Starfall
A fun online phonics approach to learning to read

Vocabulary Games for Children
Fun vocab games for new learners and ESL

Dance Mat Typing
Learn to type with the BBC

Learn American Sign Language
For sign language learners of all ages

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Homework & Research Databases
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Chelmsford Public Schools
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Great Websites for Teens
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Common Sense Media
How to evaluate what you see online and in ads

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Matthew Fallon's Stained Glass Panel
Hanging over the entrance to the New Books Room

Children's Room Mural
Painted in memory of Library Trustee Steve Maloney

Chelmsford Bicentennial Quilt 1976
Hanging near the entrance to the MacCarty Meeting Room

1894 Educational Theme Garden
Located in front of the original Adams Library building

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