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Snow Depth After Storm on March 8th, 2013

   Friday, March 8th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Library staff took an unscientific snow depth measurement on one of the granite benches in the library courtyard after the snow storm of Friday, March 8th, 2013:

13.5 inches of snow!

13.5 inches!

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Celebrate Winterferst Chelmsford February 1-3, 2013

   Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Chelmsford WinterfestThe recent snowfall hopefully has gotten everyone in the mood for Winterfest Chelmsford 2013!

This year's Winterfest kicks off on Friday, February 1st, at 7:00 p.m. with the WinterFest Community Social at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts (after snowshoeing at Russell Mill 5:30-7:30 p.m., of course!):

We're All Townies Now! This year the popular community social that kicks off Chelmsford's WinterFest weekend will be held at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The cabaret on the CCA's lower level will be transformed into a townie's dream as we attempt to recreate Skip's Restaurant (use your imagination!). Test your Chelmsford knowledge by participating in Chelmsford Trivia matches throughout the evening. Dancing to the music of the Breaktime Band!

Local restaurants and bakeries will provide their best comfort foods. And as in past years, Harrington's Wines & Liquors will make it possible for us to sell beer and wine. Purchase tickets at the CCA and at the main Library ($15 per person).

We'll also be kicking off the annual One Book Chelmsford so as in past years, you can pick up a copy of the 2013 One Book read, Townie by Andre Dubus III at the end of the WinterFest Social. Check the Library's website for more details on the One Book program www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/onebook

A complete listing of events and locations is available at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/winterfest. There will be lots of great food, fun, and people throughout the town for the entire weekend of Winterfest, so be sure to go out and have a wonderful time.

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Remember To Shovel Out Your Gas Meter

   Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Shovled-out gas meterThe changing weather in New England has caused a lot of trouble this winter, from dangerous roads to collapsing roofs. The energy company National Grid would like to remind homeowners of another potential danger: snow-bound natural gas meters.

With all the snow this winter, many residents had no choice but to pile up snow where ever they could - including covering up the gas meter on their house. The recent melting and refreezing has caused some gas meters to become so encased in ice and snow that they're not able to vent properly, thus causing a dangerous presence of natural gas near or inside homes. This could also happen if snow and ice falling from roofs and damages the equipment.

To prevent this situation, carefully shovel out around your gas meter. If you smell or suspect natural gas or carbon monoxide in your home, National Grid recommends that you go outside immediately and breathe deeply; if symptoms are severe, call 911 immediately.

Also, report this gas smell using National Grid emergency contact number 800-233-5325. A service technician will be dispatched within an hour of your call to investigate the smell.

For more information on natural gas, additional information and safety tips, and read a recent Westford Eagle article.

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Library Snow Policy Reminder

   Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Library in SnowIt's that time of year again! Here's a reminder of how the Chelmsford Library handles unplanned closings due to snow and winter storm conditions - see our policy webpage for the complete Storm Closing policy.

  • Closings or delayed openings are coordinated with the town offices. In case of heavy overnight snowfall on a weekday, the decision will be made by 7:30 AM, and the announcement made via the outlets below
  • On Saturdays, the determination will be made by 8:15 AM, based on weather and parking lot conditions
  • If the weather worsens during operating hours causing the library to close, this announcement will be made through the designated outlets
  • The MacKay Branch will sometimes be closed while the main library remains open

To find out if the Library is closed

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