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

4.1 Collection Development

Our Community and Our Values The Chelmsford Public Library serves a town population of over 36,000. While many of the residents are younger families with children, approximately 30% are 60 years old and older. The diversity of the Town is also increasing, with more than 12% of people identifying as Black, Asian, Hispanic, or Latino. We … Continue reading 4.1 Collection Development

General Services for Seniors

Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of services, resources, and information. General Resources: Age Friendly Chelmsford – A new initiative to enable people of all ages to actively participate in the community. Coordinated by the Council on Aging and other town departments, including the library. AgeSpan: Formerly Elder … Continue reading General Services for Seniors

Evaluating Online Resources

Take The Library’s Online Tutorial More Resources To Check Your Facts & Bias This list is not meant to be comprehensive. There are many places to check an article or outlet’s bias, facts, or sources, these are just a few of our favorites. Skeptical of fact checkers? A good bias rater or fact checking website … Continue reading Evaluating Online Resources

Bibliobites in March: Showtime!

It’s an embarrassment of visual riches when it comes to cooking.  In addition to cookbooks with stunning, eat-off-the page photography, we have access to an almost limitless number of cooking shows, cooking competitions, and how-to cooking videos. Public television may have started the video revolution (thanks to Julia Child), but now cable channels, streaming services, … Continue reading Bibliobites in March: Showtime!

Homework Help

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

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Technology Works at CPL

The Chelmsford Public Library is committed to offering ongoing support to our community to grow in the digital realm. With support from the Public Library Association and AT&T, we present Technology Works, a series of classes for adults and teens to help you manage your connected life. We will have courses available on the following … Continue reading Technology Works at CPL