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Big Library Read book - Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth - available as ebook!

   Friday, September 13th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Nancy Clancy coverThe Chelmsford Public Library is taking part in the international "Big Library Read" program. This year's selection is Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor!

In addition to print copies, patrons can also borrow ebook and audiobook versions will also be available from our Overdrive catalog from September 16th through September 30th. Because this book is part of the "Big Library Read" program, there will be unlimited simultaneous use - which means, anyone Chelmsford resident can download one any time between the 16th and 30th.

To supplement the "Big Library Read," the Chelmsford Library will hold a book discussion on Monday, September 23 from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. for 3rd and 4th graders who want to talk about this book. To register for this discussion, you can call the Children's Department at 978-256-5521 x4, or register online.

If you have any questions about the "Big Library Read" program, please contact Maureen Foley, Children's Librarian, and mfoley@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x4.

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Volunteer to Help at the Book Sale!

   Monday, August 19th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The Chelmsford Friends of the Library has started recruiting helpers for the annual book sale, September 20-22. Sign-up sheets have been placed at both the Main Library and MacKay Branch for anyone who is interested in volunteering.

The Friends are looking for help on Thursday, September 19, from 6-9 p.m. to unload books from boxes and setup for the sale, as well as for various shifts throughout the Book Sale weekend. This is a this fun work weekend and makes a huge impact on the Library - last year the sale raised over $24,000 to help fund library programs and services.

If you can help, please stop by the Library to add your name and phone to the sign-up sheets, or email kcryanhic@mvlc.org to let us know - please specify which shift you would like.

Shifts the Friends need to fill:

Thursday
Set up: 6-9 p.m.
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1p.m. - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1 p.m. breakdown

Even if you can't help out, please support the library by visiting the book sale if you can this weekend:

2013 Book Sale Hours:
Friday Sept. 20 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday Sept. 21 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday Sept. 22 9 AM - 1 PM
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Go for a StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow

   Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Sheep take a HikeThe 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.

View StoryWalk at Sunny Meadow in a larger map

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Chelmsford Cultural Districts Presentation and Public Input Sessions

   Friday, July 19th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

cultural districts photosSave the date for two upcoming sessions on the development of two proposed Cultural Districts in Chelmsford - one in the Center and one in Vinal Square!

Thursday, July 25, 2013
7:00 PM

North Village (Vinal Square)
Chelmsford Community Center
31 Princeton Street
Thursday, August 1, 2013
7:00 PM

Center Village (Central Square)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
1A North Road

The goal of the Cultural Districts is to benefit residents, businesses, and property owner by emphasizing and showcasing all the activities, events, and opportunities these areas offer.

The presentation and public input will explore:

  • What is a Cultural District?
  • What benefits will the Cultural Districts create?
  • What types of culture currently exist?
  • What types of new culture are planned?
  • How will the District be managed?
  • How will businesses be affected?

Help spread the word with the public invitation flyer [pdf]! For more information contact Evan Belansky at ebelansky@townofchelmsford.us or call 978-244-3341.

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2013 Chelmsford Farmers Market Opens June 20th

   Monday, June 17th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Farmers Market logoThe Chelmsford Farmers Market 2013 seasons opens Thursday, June 20th! 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 3rd.

This year will see at least 30 vendors (the most in the market's history!), with possibly more later in the season.

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

You can also read more about the Market at http://chelmsfordfarmersmarket.blogspot.com and http://www.facebook.com/chelmsfordfarmersmarket, or find other area farmers markets.

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