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The last scheduled donation drop-off day for the book sale is Saturday, August 30th, from 9am-Noon. Volunteers will be at the Yellow House (next door to the library) and available to help unload cars.
The absolute last day for donations is Friday, September 12th.
This is because the Yellow House has been sold and will be moved, and we'll have nowhere to store donations for awhile. So please, if you can't get the donations to the library by September 12th, hold onto them at home until we're able to accept donations again.
2014 Book Sale schedule:
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 2013 Book Sale raised over $25,000!
For more information, visit http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/friends/booksale.html or contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Events, Friends of the Library | No Comments »
Stop by the Readers Advisory Desk in the library (across from the main desk) to get suggestions for what to read next. If you can't make it into the library, use our online Reading Recommendations Form to give us some information about your reading tastes, and we'll provide you with a list of books we think you'll enjoy.
If you prefer the self-serve approach, our Reading Room webpage has several reading lists and other tools to discover new titles and authors.
Please contact Christine Sharbrough, Head of Readers Services, at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x210, if you have any questions about these tools or books in general.Posted in Books, Library Information, Resources | No Comments »
In addition to the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading program, the Library's Childrens Room also has resources for parents to work on the literacy skills of their storytime-age kids.
Check out the new Early Literacy resource, maintained by the Childrens Room staff. It has sections for:
The resource is in blog format, and is updated on different schedules - storytime titles are posted shortly after the storytime ends, and there are also Weekly Tips on developing early literacy skills.
For more information, contact the Childrens Room at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x4.Posted in Books, Childrens, Resources | No Comments »
Chelmsford patrons have access to a new museum pass through the Library: Einstein's Workshop, in Burlington.
Einstein's Workshop offers many science and technology classes, and has a great drop-in space. The Library's pass offers free admission during drop in hours and admits up to 2 children.
Drop-in hours vary, so check our museum pass website for more information, and to reserve a pass. You can also visit Einstein's Workshop's website at http://www.einsteinsworkshop.com for more information on their activities.
In other museum pass-related news, the library is running a trial for the summer to make our passes more accessible. We're going to waive our regular pass limits for any day-of-use pass that isn't already reserved that day. So, if you already have something booked, and another museum you'd like to visit is also available on that day, you can now borrow both of them.
At the end of the summer we'll evaluate how the trial went and decide how to move forward. If you have any questions or suggestions about museum passes, please contact the Reference Desk at email@example.com or 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Library Information, Resources | No Comments »
In case you haven't yet seen the story on the Chelmsford Independent's website, they posted a recap of the latest Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to review the proposal to move the Dutton House.
Since there are still challenges to the Dutton House's proposed new location and use, the ZBA has scheduled a site walk to get a better idea of what the move would mean to the surrounding neighborhood.
The site walk, at 71 North Road, will talk place Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m.
For historical photos and documents relating to the Dutton House, you can visit the Chelmsford Historical Commission's listing for 10 Bartlett Street. They also have information on many other homes and significant resources in Chelmsford.
My favorite Dutton House photo includes the old water tower:Current News, Library Information | No Comments »
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