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Upcoming Library Hours and Services Interruptions

   Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

The end of December 2012 and the beginning of January 2013 will see a few changes to the library - as well as a few interruptions in our day-to-day services.

Holiday Hours
The following changes affect Library hours for the Christmas and New Year's holidays:

         Christmas Eve Eve Sunday, December 23rd
Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th
Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25th

New Year's Eve Monday, December 31st closing at 1 p.m.
New Year's Day Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Besides the days and times listed above, the library will be open regular hours - including 1 PM - 5 PM on Sundays!

No Internet Access on Wednesday, Dec 26
On Dec. 26th, the Town will be switching to a new and faster internet provider.

This means we will have a day without internet access at the library. You will still be able to check books out and use the catalog from home. We hope to have internet access restored by Thursday.

Library Closed Mornings Jan 7 - Jan 11th
The main library will be doing some building upgrades on the ceiling in the main lobby the second week of January 2013. Because of the construction, there will be a delayed opening that week. The main library will not open to the public until 2:30 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 7th through Friday, Jan. 11th

However, the MacKay Branch Library at 43 Newfield St. in North Chelmsford will be open from 9:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. daily (in addition to the branch’s regular hours).

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Chelmsford's 2012 Fourth of July Activities

   Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

American FlagChelmsford is a great place to celebrate Independence Day. The schedule of events for the holiday is listed below, along with a few holiday closings. Additional information is available at ChelmsfordParade.com, and be sure to check the local weather before you go out for the day. Have a great 4th of July!




Tuesday, July 3rd

Time Event; Sponsor Location
4:30 PM Ribbon Cutting; Chelmsford Center for the Arts 1A North Road
5-10 PM Art Festival; Chelmsford Art Society Center for the Arts
5-11 PM Country Fair; Chelmsford Lions Club Center Common
5:30 PM Dance Group; Dance Unlimited Center Common
6-8 PM Kiddies Train Ride; Chelmsford Rotary Club Rear of Center Fire Station
6:30 PM Twirling Group; Chelmsford Suburbanette’s Center Common
7-9 PM Band Concert; Chelmsford Community Band Center Common
9-11 PM Jazz Concert Center Common

Wednesday, July 4th

7-10 AM Coffee Shop; First Parish Universalist Church
8-3 PM Country Fair; Chelmsford Lions Club Center Common
8:30 AM Flag Raising; Police & Fire Honor Guards Center Common Flag Pole
9:30-1 PM Art Festival; Chelmsford Art Society Center for the Arts
9:30 AM Annual John Carson 2 Mile Road Race
10 AM 45th Annual Fourth of July Parade
12 PM Raffle Drawing; Chelmsford Parade Committee Center Common

No Fireworks Display

Thursday, July 5th

8:00 PM The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters” film Chelmsford Center for the Arts
In 1981, filmmaker and Chelmsford resident Fred Barzyk produced this film with Jean Shepherd (who also wrote the popular movie, "A Christmas Story"). Here's some little known trivia: the film's music was performed by the 1981 Chelmsford High School Band!


Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!



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Library Holiday Hours

   Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Jan1The Library will have special holiday hours over the next two weeks. In addition to our usual closings, we'll also be closed two extra days as a cost-saving measure.

The holiday schedule for the Main Library and MacKay Branches are:

Day Main Library MacKay Branch
Wednesday, Dec. 23 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 24 Closed Closed
Friday, Dec. 25 Closed Closed
Saturday, Dec. 26 Closed* Closed
Sunday, Dec. 27 Closed Closed
Monday, Dec. 28 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 29 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 30 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 31 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM Closed
Friday, Jan. 1 Closed Closed
Saturday, Jan. 2 Closed* Closed
Sunday, Jan. 3 Closed Closed
Monday, Jan. 4 Normal Hours Resume
*Cost-saving closure day

Also, keep in mind snow storms might cause additional closures. Be sure to watch the weather while traveling during the holiday season.

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Library Holiday Hours

   Saturday, December 20th, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Holiday WreathThe Chelmsford Libraries will be closing for both the Christmas and New Years holidays. Our holiday hours are:

  • The libraries will be closed all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • The libraries will close at 1pm on New Year's Eve, and be closed all day on New Year's Day

Patrons can always access their accounts and search the library catalog or online resources through our website, www.chelmsfordlibrary.org.

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Holiday Book Guide

   Thursday, December 11th, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

The Gift of the MagiThe Youth Services staff of the library put together this list of books that would make nice gifts this holiday season. These books are divided up into type of book and age groups.

Following this listing, there are links to book guides from other sources around the internet to provide additional ideas.

Pop-Up Books

Picture Books

Ages 5-7

Ages 8-10

Ages 10-12

All Ages

Here are a few lists from other sources on the internet, listing their top book picks for the holiday season:

Other Book Gift Guides

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