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

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

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

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) – AARPโ€™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 – 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

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 husbandโ€™s birthday. The recipe … Continue reading Bibliobites-Trying Something New for June

Teen Book Reviews – May 25, 2021

Check out the latest reviews from our teen volunteers! Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, 1997 Reviewed by Sriya Starting off Iโ€™m going to be honest, I watched the movie Ella Enchanted before reading the actual book. *GASP* I know, I know, Iโ€™m ashamed of myself too. But as always, the book was much better … Continue reading Teen Book Reviews – May 25, 2021

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? ๐Ÿ™‚ The Screaming Staircaseย 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

2.8 Computer Use Policy

Computers are provided to enhance the mission of the Chelmsford Public Library. This policy sets out appropriate use of the Library public computers in order to ensure the maximum library-related use of limited numbers of public computers, to prevent damage to library computing resources, and to provide guidelines for use. Rights and Responsibilities: Computers and … Continue reading 2.8 Computer Use Policy