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PlaySpace will return in October.
Our Take-Home Sheets from the past year and a half are available
for ideas that will work at home.
PlaySpace is designed for children ages 2 and 3 years old.

CAUTION: There will be HVAC repair work happening in the Children's Room the week of May 18-22.
Not all collections will be available for browsing, but the room will remain open.

Visit our children's programming pages for the Main Library and the MacKay Branch


Visit our Blog for early literacy information, storytime books, weekly tips, and more!


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Featured Resources:
  • Tumblebooks: ebooks for kids

  • Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning

  • World Book Ebooks
World Book Ebooks



Tumblebooks: Listen and read along to picture books and chapter books, and watch non-fiction videos.


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 Channel 36.



Sing great songs.

Sing children's songs or some of your own favorites. Children can hear the syllables in a word more distinctly in songs.
With a Chelmsford Library card, you have access to many nursery rhymes and songs in the Early World of Learning.  World Book Web Click on the frog to hear some rhymes and then click on the prince to return "home".

Home access with your Library card:



Learn to write the letters of the alphabet at Enchanted Learning


Imaginative play, especially outdoors, is an important step toward literacy. uses Google Earth to provide an overview of the major trails in town with estimated mileage. The BLUE trails are the primary trails.

The Chelmsford 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 the money.)