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It's flu season again. And this year, in addition to the seasonal flu, the government is also making available resources to help combat the H1N1 flu.
Another list of area flu shots is available on the Massachusetts Public Flu Clinic Finder website:
Basic Tips to Stay Healthy
As reported in April in the Chelmsford Independent, the Town chose to install solar panels on the Library not only to save money, but also to help inform the public on the benefits of solar energy. The article quoted Chelmsford Director of Public Facilities Gary Persichetti saying,
And thanks to grants and rebates from National Grid, state and federal sources, the cost for the Town is exceptionally low. Usually, solar panels take at least 5 years to pay for themselves. However, the Library's 47 solar panels will start providing a cost savings during the very first year.
Installation is scheduled to being on October 13th, and expected to last a few weeks (depending on weather). The panels themselves are designed to last 30 years, but the Library is getting started right away with educational programming. The Clean and Green program series continues on November 7th with a Home Energy Savings Seminar, and more events will follow.
After the solar panels are installed, the Library will have a public kiosk with energy-related information, featuring real-time information on how the solar panels are doing. The display will indicate how much energy the panels are producing, the temperature on the roof, and other statistics.
For more information on the solar panels or energy conservation, please contact the Library's Reference Desk at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x211.
UPDATE 1/10/09: Check out photos and specifications of our system at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/library_info/solar.htmlPosted in Current News, Library Information | 1 Comment »
Details for Saturday, August 29, 2009
The ceremony will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit http://www.brucefreemanrailtrail.org/ribboncutting , check out the trail map, or read the Chelmsford Independent article and Boston Globe article.
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EBSCO serves many libraries across the country, and has been compiling "success stories" of libraries performing and outstanding role in the field. In this case, Chelmsford won the award for Library Advocacy, for sharing the Library Use Value Calculator with other libraries.
The calculator was adopted for our website based on an idea from the Massachusetts Library Association. It is a tool that easily lets library patrons calculate the value of their library use - in other words, how much they would have to pay retail for the services they enjoy through the library.
When the economic downturn caused many state and municipal budgets to be cut, libraries across the country added the Library Use Value Calculator to their websites, and encouraged patrons to see how much money using the library was saving them. Libraries could then use this interaction to defend their budgets, to ensure they could continue to serve their communities.
The Chelmsford Library is honored to be recognized as a Library Advocacy success story, and the award itself will soon be hung on display in the library. Chelmsford's success story [pdf] is available on the EBSCO Customer Success Center website.Posted in Current News, Library Information | No Comments »
The Market will be held on the Chelmsford Common every Thursday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, from July 9 - Sept. 24, 2009.
Here's a look at the vendors and items that will be at the Market:
For more information on The Chelmsford Farmers' Market, visit these resources:
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