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In case you missed the latest Friday Fiction program, the lists of suggested reads are below. This time, in addition to the usual list of suggestions, there is also a bonus list of staff suggestions for great summer beach reads:
If you need more suggestions, or have specific questions about reading or books, check in with Christine S. at the Readers Services Desk on the main level of the library (across from the Front Desk). She's there 9:30 - 4:30 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or you can reach her by email at email@example.com.
You can also find reading suggestions through our Reading Room webpage, which groups suggestions into lots of different categories to make them easy to locate. It also has links to all of our book groups, great free web resources, and much more.Posted in Books, Reading Room | No Comments »
The Library has partnered with the Chelmsford Open Space Stewards to create a "StoryWalk" along a trail at the Sunny Meadow Community Garden.
The entire story of Sheep take a Hike, by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple, has been laminated and placed on sign posts along the trail, so kids and adults alike can read the story as they hike the trail.
The story follows a group of sheep taking a nature hike - which is a perfect summertime story. The StoryWalk will be changed periodically throughout the year, to match the season. Taking the StoryWalk is a fun way to enjoy the story and get a little exercise.
If you can, come join library staff and COSS volunteers for the StoryWalk ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 27th, at 9:00 am. Even if you can't make it then, please enjoy StoryWalk all year round!
Thank you for the Friends of the Library for funding our StoryWalk project, and to the COSS volunteers for their work in the field. Also, thanks to Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, for coming up with the original StoryWalk idea!
This StoryWalk is located at Sunny Meadow Community Garden, at the end of Robin Hill Road near Route 27/Kate's Corner in South Chelmsford.
There are more requests than ever before to have volunteers read in the classrooms. Please consider taking a few moments to participate in this community wide program. The teachers and the students so appreciate it!
This year's community read-in is the week of April 8-12, 2013.
If you're interested in encouraging literacy by taking some time out of your day on and reading to school kids, please print, complete, and return the 2013 Chelmsford Community Read-In interest form to:
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted in Books, Childrens, Town of Chelmsford | No Comments »
The book chosen for One Book Chelmsford 2013 is Townie, by Andre Dubus III. There are lots of events planned over the next few months, including a visit from the author - check out http://chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook/ for more information.
Copies of Townie are available at the library - after you read it, please return it to the library or pass it along to someone else.
Here's an overview of One Book events - check http://chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook/ for more information.
Enjoy One Book Chelmsford 2013, and be sure to let library staff know what you think!Posted in Books, One Book, Reading Room | No Comments »
The end of December 2012 and the beginning of January 2013 will see a few changes to the library - as well as a few interruptions in our day-to-day services.
Besides the days and times listed above, the library will be open regular hours - including 1 PM - 5 PM on Sundays!
No Internet Access on Wednesday, Dec 26
This means we will have a day without internet access at the library. You will still be able to check books out and use the catalog from home. We hope to have internet access restored by Thursday.
Library Closed Mornings Jan 7 - Jan 11th
However, the MacKay Branch Library at 43 Newfield St. in North Chelmsford will be open from 9:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. daily (in addition to the branch’s regular hours).Posted in Books | No Comments »
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