Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In October of 2018, the Chelmsford Library was excited to be one of three libraries to receive a Civic Engagement grant, a pilot project from the MA Board of Library Commissioners. Our REACT: Read, Engage and Come Together project focused on six key issues in America today, namely, Poverty and Food Insecurity; Racial Justice; The … Continue reading Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Evaluating Online Resources

Strategies to Spot Fake News The C.R.A.A.P. Method: This acronym stands for: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose. The online guide shows you how to evaluate sources using this method. Includes evaluation exercises and criteria for evaluating resources. IMVAIN Method: Presented by Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy. The acronym stands for: Independent, … Continue reading Evaluating Online Resources

Reading Resources

April-May 2020 Reading Recommendations Stuck inside and can’t get to the library? We’ve still got you covered! Check out these new recommendations all available on Hoopla (available by creating a free account with your library card). Don’t have a library card? Chelmsford residents may sign up for a library card here! Picture Book Recommendations Such … Continue reading Reading Resources

General Services for Seniors

Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of services, resources, and information. General Resources: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Offers information on insurance, housing, benefits, travel and more. Chelmsford Senior Center/Council on Aging … Continue reading General Services for Seniors

Homework Help

Homework Help Databases   Other Suggested Resources High School Ace – An academic homepage for high school students where you can find links to subject sites, news, and reference sites Study Stack – Find or create flashcards or other study activities for a variety of standardized tests and subjects MCAS Test Questions – … Continue reading Homework Help

Bibliobites-Trying Something New for June

Due to the ongoing pandemic and limited library service, this month the group members challenged each other to try to cook something new, difficult, or out of our comfort zone. Those present approached the situation from many different vantage points. One member chose to make a Chocolate Biscuit Cake for her husband’s birthday. The recipe … Continue reading Bibliobites-Trying Something New for June

Chelmsford Friends of the Library

The Friends will collect fiction, CDs and DVDs, by appointment only, on Wednesday, September 15 from 4:00-5:30 and Saturday, September 18 from 10:30-12:30. To make an appointment, email the Friends of the Library at Join the Friends of the Library or renew your membership now! Become more involved in your public library and make … Continue reading Chelmsford Friends of the Library

Teen Book Reviews – September 20, 2021

Check out the wide range of books our teen volunteers are reading and reviewing this fall! Do you see any of your favorites? 🙂 The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (2014) Reviewed by Braneeth Summary The Screaming Staircase is a thriller novel set in Victorian England. An event known as “the Problem” has caused deadly ghosts … Continue reading Teen Book Reviews – September 20, 2021

Racial Justice

Since 1960, ethnic and racial statistics show a decrease in the number of caucasian people and an increase in those identifying as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and multiracial. Projections expect that this trend will continue through 2060. Chelmsford has also enjoyed an increase in diversity since 2010, and is working to better support this growth within … Continue reading Racial Justice