To register for programs, you must go
to the Calendar of Events on the Library's
Visit our children's programming pages
for the Main Library and the MacKay
Visit our Every
Child Ready to Read page.
* Use our Reading
Lists for recommended books.
The lists are sorted by grade and genre.
Find the kinds of books you like in our catalog, and request them
from the library.
Listen and read along to picture books and chapter books, and
watch non-fiction videos.
You've just read
a great book and want guidance on what to read next... NoveList
is a tool that can help you find another book to enjoy. (You need
a library card to use NoveList from home.)
PATH TO LITERACY:
Draw and Play
with your child. These are
the building blocks for Every Child Ready to Read.
Come to the library to browse for
books, or use our catalog
from home to order books. We'll let you know when they arrive.
Watch Stories on Chelmsford Cable
TV. Staff from the public library and the school libraries read
stories every evening at 7:00 pm on Comcast Channel 22 or Verizon
Sing great songs.
children's songs or some of your own favorites. Children can hear
the sylables in a word much better in songs.
With a Chelmsford Library card, you have
access to many nursery rhymes and songs in the Early World of
your child to draw. Even the youngest child can create splatter
art at jacksonpollock.org
Learn to write the letters of the alphabet
Imaginative play, especially outdoors,
is an important step toward literacy. One idea: Borrow a geomate.jr
from the library to try geocaching.
Tony Giannone, the geocaching steward
for the Open Spaces in Chelmsford, has donated a geomate.jr
to the library. This tool allows children to find geocaches by
following preprogrammed instructions. Several Chelmsford geocaches
are included. The geomate.jr can be checked out from the children's
room at the Main Library. The loan period is one week.
uses Google Earth to provide an overview of the major trails in
town with estimated mileage. The BLUE trails are the primary trails.
Open Space Stewardship is a group of local volunteers who
take care of the public lands in Chelmsford. Visit their website
for more information about the open spaces.
Have you found the bench on Chelmsford's
Rail Trail? Children raised the money for this bench by reading
all through the summer in 2010. (The Friends of the Library donated