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Stop by the Readers Advisory Desk in the library (across from the main desk) to get suggestions for what to read next. If you can't make it into the library, use our online Reading Recommendations Form to give us some information about your reading tastes, and we'll provide you with a list of books we think you'll enjoy.
If you prefer the self-serve approach, our Reading Room webpage has several reading lists and other tools to discover new titles and authors.
Please contact Christine Sharbrough, Head of Readers Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x210, if you have any questions about these tools or books in general.Posted in Books, Library Information, Resources | No Comments »
In addition to the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading program, the Library's Childrens Room also has resources for parents to work on the literacy skills of their storytime-age kids.
Check out the new Early Literacy resource, maintained by the Childrens Room staff. It has sections for:
The resource is in blog format, and is updated on different schedules - storytime titles are posted shortly after the storytime ends, and there are also Weekly Tips on developing early literacy skills.
For more information, contact the Childrens Room at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x4.Posted in Books, Childrens, Resources | No Comments »
Chelmsford's Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program is on!
The theme this year is Literary Elements, because each book you read is a building block for your reading history. And in keeping with the idea of blocks, we're using a Bingo board to make tracking your reading this summer fun. Here's how it works:
You can download and print your own Summer Reading Bingo Card [pdf], or pick one up at the Readers Services Desk in the Main Library or at the MacKay Branch. And if you get stuck for ideas, we also have a list of suggestions based on the Bingo Card boxes [pdf].
Here are some common questions:
All completed Bingo cards turned in by August 15th will be entered into our drawing for summer reading prizes. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, August 19th.Books, Events, Reading Room | No Comments »
The Chelmsford Public Library will plant 3 apple trees in celebration!
Join us at Sunny Meadow Community Gardens on Robin Hill Road on Friday, May 23 at 5:00 pm, if you would like to help plant the trees. They will be planted to the left of the 2nd page of the StoryWalk.
Thank you to the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, Weston Nurseries and the Chelmsford Open Space Stewards. Thank you also to all the children who read and listened to stories.Posted in Books, Childrens | No Comments »
In the past, the library has accepted donations from local authors to help get their work read, and highlighted these works in our "Local Author" section. However, sometimes books by well-known local authors have ended up in the regular collection, so we're rewriting our policy to help showcase the breadth of Chelmsford talent.
We've renamed our "Local Author" section to be "Chelmsford Authors," and will include in the section a copy of books written by authors with a connection to Chelmsford. This could be that they live or work here, were born here, graduated from Chelmsford schools, or other strong connection. We're limiting the books in this section to just authors with a Chelmsford connection, because the prevalence of online print-on-demand services make it so easy for anyone to publish a book. We'll still accept donations from non-Chelmsford authors, and those titles will be incorporated into our regular collection. Read our full policy here.
Items in the "Chelmsford Authors" section will get a special spine label so they're easily identified, will be shelved together in the "Chelmsford Authors" section (in the New Book Room), and will get a special note in their catalog record.
If you have any questions about the Chelmsford Authors Collection, check with the Readers Advisory desk at 978-256-5521 x134 or email Christine Sharbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Chelmsford Author and would like to have your work added to our collection, or be involved with our annual Local Authors showcase, contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x109.Posted in Books | No Comments »
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