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

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

4.1 Collection Development

Our Community andΒ 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

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: 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

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

Business, Finance, & Legal

Featured Online Resources   Print Materials Periodicals Barron’s – Current year only: Periodicals Room Banker & Tradesman – Current year only. Reference Desk Economist – Current year only: Periodicals Room Forbes – Current year only: Periodicals Room Kiplingers Personal Finance – Current year only: Periodicals Room Money – Current year only: Periodicals Room Morningstar ETFInvestor … Continue reading Business, Finance, & Legal

Language & Travel

Skip to resources for speakers of other languages learning English (ESL/ESOL). Featured Online Resources   Conversation Circles & Other Groups The Chelmsford Library, as well as other libraries in the area, offer informal groups for people learning languages. These do change over time, so please check our event calendar or contact the library in question … Continue reading Language & Travel