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Requesting an Item Online

   Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

requestbuttonAs a patron of the Chelmsford Library, you have access to the books, movies, magazines and other materials of the 36 member libraries of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.

You can request items in Chelmsford and/or from other libraries, and these items will be sent to Chelmsford for you to pickup.

To request an item through our online catalog, first search for the title you're looking for. Then, on either the search results screen or the item details screen, you should see a "Request Item" button on the right side.

When you click that you'll be prompted to enter your library card number (no spaces) and your PIN. Your PIN should be the last four digits of the telephone number you gave us when you signed up for your library card.

If that doesn't work, please call us at 978-256-5521 x211 and we can reset your PIN.

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After you enter this information, you'll be shown your position in the request list (if it says you are 1, then there is no one waiting ahead of you for the same title), and you'll be able to choose the library in which you'd like to pick up the item. To submit the request, click the "Request" button.
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If there you encounter any trouble along the way, or have any questions, please let us know via email or call us at the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x211 for help.

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Chelmsford Library Book Sale 2009

   Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale starts on Friday, Sept. 25th.

2009 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27th 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 2008 Book Sale brought in $29,744!

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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2009 Book Sale Coming Soon!

   Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book sale!The annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale is coming at the end of September!

The sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for Chelmsford patrons - the 2008 Book Sale brought in $29,744! The community's support through donations and volunteer hours is greatly appreciated.

If you have books you'd like to donate to benefit the library, please use the drop box in front of the Yellow House by mid-September. After that, volunteers will be loading and setting up for the sale.

If you'd like to volunteer to help setup or work during the Book Sale, there are signup sheets on the center display inside the front door of the library. Lots of help is needed for the three days of the sale, as well as on Thursday, Sept. 24th to get everything set up.

2009 Book Sale Dates and Times

Friday, Sept. 25th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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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Donate to the Book Sale

   Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Book Sale Donation BoxThe annual Chelmsford Friends of the Library Book Sale provides funding for almost all of the programming at the Chelmsford Library.

The majority of the books sold at the sale are books donated to the Library and the Friends. To make sure each book sale offers as many titles as possible, the Friends have scheduled drop-off days throughout the year. The full schedule is available on their website, and the summer dates are listed below:

July 25 Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon
July 29 Wednesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
August 5 Wednesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
August 15 Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon
August 19 Wednesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
August 29 Saturday 9 a.m. - Noon
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The drop-off location is the Dutton House (the yellow house next to the main library). On these scheduled drop-off days, volunteers are available to help unload cars and handle large donations.

If you are unable to make one of the scheduled drop-offs, you can use the new Book Sale Donation box, located on the edge of the parking lot between the Library and the Dutton House. Or, if you are emptying a house or an estate and would like to donate a large collection of books, please contact the Friends directly to make special arrangements.

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New History Book Group

   Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

The Old Middlesex Canal book coverThere is a new History Book Group starting on at the library on Thursday, April 30th.

Do you have an interest in history? Library volunteer Bob Hanlon will be leading a new book group on the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room. This group is for people with an interest in history - local, U.S. and world history.

The titles will be determined by the participants in the group. Attend the first program April 30th and help choose future titles. For this first meeting Bob suggests reading
The Old Middlesex Canal, by Mary Stetson Clarke.

For more information on the new book group, visit their webpage or contact Kathy Cryan-Hicks at kcryanhic@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x109.

For information on all of the book groups at the Chelmsford Library, visit our book groups webpage.

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