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2008 was a busy year for the Chelmsford Library!
Chelmsford is part of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium - in fact, it is the busiest library in the consortium. Many of the books, videos and other materials enjoyed by Chelmsford residents are on loan from one of the other MVLC libraries.
How much do you use the library? A great way to measure how much visiting the library means to you is to try out the Library Use Value Calculator. Just enter how many books you check out, how many programs you attend, how many questions you've asked library staff, etc., and it will calculate how much you would have paid if you had to get those same services from retail sources.
The staff of the Chelmsford Library is always striving to provide service that meets the needs of Chelmsford patrons. Please let us know if there are areas that are particularly important to you, or if you have suggestions for how we can improve our service.Posted in Library Information | No Comments »
With last week's ice storm knocking down so many branches and trees, Chelmsford's Office of Recycling and Waste has organized an Emergency Brush Drop-Off for Chelmsford residents. The drop-off will be:
What to Bring:
This is a free event for Chelmsford residents. For more information, call the Office of Recycling and Solid Waste at 978-250-5203.
And more winter weather is on the way! The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday, Dec. 19th. See more Massachusetts weather information from the National Weather Service.
Be Notified of Emergencies with the Chelmsford Police Department's CodeRED Emergency Notification System. The system will notify Town residents during emergencies (like power outages from ice storms) with information on the emergency and what steps residents can take. Sign up today!Posted in Current News, Town of Chelmsford | No Comments »
To find out exactly what will be on your ballot, the MA Secretary of State - Elections Division has created a Ballot Information webpage - just enter your street address, and it will produce the ballot options you will see on Tuesday.
Their form will also provide your voting location, based on your address. The Town of Chelmsford also has precinct listings and polling locations available on the Town's Voter Information webpage.
Another new website this year is http://www.imagineelection.com, which also lists ballot information by street address. By reviewing your choices, you can research the candidates and issues before election day, so your vote can really speak for your preferences.
To find information on the candidates and issues, here are a few web resources that should help:
And Don't Forget:
According to the Town of Chelmsford website, trick or treating in Chelmsford this year will be:
Trick or Treat: Friday, Oct. 31st, from 5pm - 8pm
Also on Friday at the library, children (infants to school aged) are invited to join us for a special storytime and Halloween parade on Friday, October 31 at 10:00am. We will tell stories and have a parade followed by a snack. Wear your costumes!
In addition to having fun on Halloween, here are a few websites with tips on being safe:
The MA Secretary of State Office has published the Information for Voters booklet [pdf], which includes these ballot questions and outlines what a Yes or No vote means in each case. Copies of these booklets are available online [pdf] and at the Reference Desk, and the issues are summarized below.
Question 1: State Personal Income Tax
Read how Question 1 could affect the Chelmsford Library, in a statement by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Question 2: Possession of Marijuana
Question 3: Dog Racing
Additional information on these questions, candidates for office in 2008, and registering and voting in Massachusetts is available from the Elections Division of the Secretary of State.Posted in Current News, Reference | No Comments »
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