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The Chelmsford Community Read-In Needs You!

   Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford Community Read-InThere are more requests than ever before to have volunteers read in the classrooms. Please consider taking a few moments to participate in this community wide program. The teachers and the students so appreciate it!

This year's community read-in is the week of April 8-12, 2013.

If you're interested in encouraging literacy by taking some time out of your day on and reading to school kids, please print, complete, and return the 2013 Chelmsford Community Read-In interest form to:

Tara Trainor
25 Middlesex Street
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

For more information, contact chelsmfordreadin@gmail.com.

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First Annual Community Service Day

   Thursday, August 13th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Town of Chelmsford seal


The Town Offices will be closed to the public at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 in order to provide an opportunity for Town employees and residents to participate in various community projects.

Support can be given in many different ways; actual labor, making food or serving refreshments to the workers.

Several projects around Town have been targeted for this year’s community service day. Many projects have already been organized, but please feel free to suggest additional projects. So far, the project sites include:

  • The Paul Center Cabin Project w/ Goodrich Corp.
  • James Alden Doughty Veteran’s Memorial
  • East Chelmsford Veteran’s Monument
  • Varney Playground
  • Friendship Park
  • South Row School Playground
  • Robert's Field Ice Rink
  • Deep Brook site clean up and upgrade

Our Service Day will close out with Town Employees, Elected and Appointed Officials joining together at 5:00 p.m. for a summer barbecue at the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks. On the menu are BBQ ribs & chicken, burgers & hotdogs, salads, corn-on-the-cob, watermelon & dessert. All are welcome, and tickets are $15.

For more information on volunteering or the barbecue, please contact:
Tricia Dzuris
Executive Assistant
Town Manager's Office
phone (978) 250-5201
fax (978) 250-5252

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Share Your Story!

   Thursday, May 7th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

story box drop offEveryone has a story to tell - what's yours?

From May 20th to June 17th, the MacKay Branch will be a drop-off point for The Story Box Project. This is a global story sharing project - stories that are dropped off by Chelmsford residents will be collected in a Story Box that will be shared with other New England communities, and they'll share their stories with us.

Before the story box is sent on, we will hold a Story Box Celebration on Wednesday June 17th at 6:30 p.m. where we'll share many of the stories we collected. Our Stories will then be packaged up and the Story Box will be sent off to another library in the region where they will collect stories and send it on to somewhere else.

The Story Box should make it’s way back to Chelmsford in early 2010 packed full of stories from all over New England.

Story submissions begin on May 20th. You can drop it off in person at the MacKay Library, submit them through our online drop box, or mail them to MacKay Library, Story Box Project, 43 Newfield St, N.Chelmsford, 01863.

The Story Box Project was founded by Kevin Cordi, an Academic Storyteller at Ohio State University. For more information, check out the MacKay Programs webpage, or contact Bonnie Rankin at the MacKay Branch at brankin@mvlc.org or 978-256-5521 x214.

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