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Chelmsford Toys for Tots Collection

   Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Toys for TotsPlease help the Town of Chelmsford in collecting new/unwrapped toys, books, art supplies, and other gifts, for the 2013 Toys for Toys Program.

Last year, Toys for Tots collected over 55,000 toys for kids in the area and we are hoping to exceed that number this year.

Toys can be dropped off to the box in front of the Fire Prevention office, Chelmsford Town Hall, Room LLO3. The last day for the collection will be Friday December 13,2013 - anything you are able to contribute, is very much appreciated.

For more information please contact:

Kristen Benjamin
Fire Prevention Clerk
Chelmsford Fire Department
50 Billerica Road | Chelmsford MA 01824
kbenjamin@townofchelmsford.us
(978) 244-3361

More information about donating to the Toys for Tots program is available on their website.

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Reading Suggestions for the Summer

   Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Reading on the beachIn 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 csharbrough@mvlc.org.

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.

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New Museum Pass: Boston Harbor Islands Ferry

   Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

boston harbor islands logoThere is a new pass available this summer - discount ferry passes to visit the Boston Harbor Islands.

It runs May through October, and is valid for weekdays only. It is a 2-for-1 ferry ticket coupon for up to 4 people (so, two people could go for the price of one, or eight people could go for the price of four, etc) - however, it is based on the availability to either Georges or Spectacle Islands (good for one island only).

The ferry boats are run by Boston Best Cruises, and schedules and fares are available online or you can call call 617-770-0040 to make a reservation. You must present the coupon at the ferry center at Long Wharf North on the Boston waterfront.

This pass (and discounts to many other area museums) is available on the library's website, or you can contact the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x211 to reserve it.

Library museum passes are provided by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library.

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MA Senate Special Election Primary: Tues, Apr 30, 2013

   Monday, April 29th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Vote!The Massachusetts Senate Special Election is Tuesday, April 30th, 2013, to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry. Polls will be open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

The candidates are:

Democrats

Republicans

Polling Locations:

Precincts 1 & 9 - Town Office Building Gym, 50 Billerica Road
Precincts 2 & 3 - Harrington School Gym, 120 Richardson Road
Precincts 4 & 6 - Westlands School Gym, 170 Dalton Road
Precincts 5 - Byam School Gym, 25 Maple Road
Precincts 7 & 8 - Mccarthy School Gym, 250 North Road

The list of precinct locations is available online [pdf], as well as sample ballots [pdf].

The Special Election itself for this Senate seat will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

For more information, residents should contact the Town Clerk's office.

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Chelmsford Town-Wide Cleanup: Sunday, April 28th, 2013

   Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

EarthJoin in and help clean up our town!

When: Sunday, April 28, 2013
Who: YOU, your family, friends, co-workers, church, school or scouting group, etc.
Where: Your neighborhood, schoolyard, playground, and other public spaces where there is litter

Bags & gloves are available from the recycling office while supplies last - they can be picked up during regular office hours of 9am-1pm. For more information contact nparlee@TownofChelmsford.us or 978-250-5203.

The Town-wide Cleanup this year is sponsored by Allied Waste.

For more information, contact the Office of Recycling and Solid Waste. You can also visit ChelmsfordRecycles.org for more information on recycling in Chelmsford.

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