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Last Chance for Book Sale Donation Drop-Off

   Monday, August 25th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

book sale bannerThe last scheduled donation drop-off day for the book sale is Saturday, August 30th, from 9am-Noon. Volunteers will be at the Yellow House (next door to the library) and available to help unload cars.

The absolute last day for donations is Friday, September 12th.

This is because the Yellow House has been sold and will be moved, and we'll have nowhere to store donations for awhile. So please, if you can't get the donations to the library by September 12th, hold onto them at home until we're able to accept donations again.

2014 Book Sale schedule:

Friday, Sept. 19th 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20th 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 21st 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in the gym behind the Town Office building, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford [see a map].

Run by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library, the book sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes, and many extras for Chelmsford patrons – the 2013 Book Sale raised over $25,000!

For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at askus@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x211.

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Chelmsford Farmers Market 2014

   Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Farmers Market logoThe Chelmsford Farmers Market 2014 seasons opens this Thursday, June 19th! Vendors from the local area and beyond can be found on the Chelmsford Town Common every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through October 2nd.

The opening day will feature a free live music concert by Amanda Cote, a blues/rock/soul artist from Chelmsford. Learn more about and listen to a sample of her music at http://www.reverbnation.com/AmandaCote.

You can connect with the Market on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordfarmersmarket.

Anyone interested in having their own tent at the Market, volunteering, or providing entertainment, please email chelmsfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

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Adult/Teen Summer Reading Program 2014

   Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Summer Reading 2014Chelmsford'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:

  • Choose any five (or more!) categories on your Bingo Card
  • Read a book within each of your chosen categories
  • Log the title and author on the back of the bingo card (Include any notes about the book or whether you liked it if you wish!)
  • Turn in your Bingo card to either the Main Library or the MacKay branch by the end of the summer to be entered into a raffle for some great prizes!

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:

Q: When does the program start?
A: The program runs June 9th - August 15

Q: Who can participate?
A: Teens 13+ and adults

Q: Which books are eligible?
A: Any book you read or listen to - including graphic novels!

Q: How do I join?
A: Download and print a Bingo Card [pdf], or pick up a packet at the Readers Services Desk. Start recording your books and turn your completed sheet in by August 15th

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.

If you need more reading suggestions, check out our Reading Room webpage - or contact our Readers Service staff.

The Children's Summer Reading Program, Fizz Boom Read, has also started!

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Spring Town Events: Town Meeting and Spring Cleanup

   Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Seal of the Town of ChelmsfordTwo big events coming up, so mark your calendars:


Spring Annual Town Meeting

Begins on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 PM at the Senior Center. Preview the Warrant Book [pdf].


Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup
This year the Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup will take place on every street and park on Saturday, April 26th.

  • Trash bags are available upon request from the recycling office
  • The hours of the recycling office are between 9am and 1pm
  • If you have any other questions, please call the recycling office between 9am and Noon at 978-250-5203

Please feel free to help promote the clean-up by distributing the flyer [pdf].


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Upcoming Chelmsford Board of Health Events

   Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

CMMCP helicopterAerial spraying for mosquito larvae

The Towns of BILLERICA and CHELMSFORD conduct helicopter applications of the biological larvicide, BTI, to control mosquito larvae usually the third week of April each year (April 21-April 26 2014). The applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands within the two communities. Applications will be done between daybreak and dusk. You may see a helicopter circling your area, particularly near wetlands.

Richard J. Day,
Chelmsford Board of Health
Richard Berube,
Billerica Health Department

There is an online map of the spray areas [pdf] on the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project website, as well as a description of the process.

Anyone with questions should contact the Chelmsford Board of Health, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824, 978-250-5241.

 

recycleHousehold Hazardous Waste Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

HHW day located at the back parking lot of the Town Offices. Drive in through Chelmsford Street only.

Some household items collected are oven cleaners, antifreeze, car/boat batteries, stains, oil paints, pool chemicals,etc. See the complete list of household hazardous waste materials to be collected on page 6 of the 2013-2014 Chelmsford Recycles flyer [pdf].

Any questions, please contact the Board of Health Office at 978.250.5241 or the Office of Recycling/Solid Waste at 978.250.5203.

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