during vacation week:
see programs page for details
Origami on Sat,
Dec 27 (ages 7+)
Peep and the
Big Wide World: Fun with Ramps on Mon, Dec 29 (ages 4-6)
Crafts on Wed,
Dec 30 (ages 6+)
on Friday, Jan 2 (all ages)
on Saturday, Jan 3 (ages 2-9)
Visit our children's programming pages
for the Main Library and the MacKay
Visit our Blog
for early literacy information.
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
Sing great songs.
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
Click on the frog to hear some rhymes
and then click on the prince to return "home".
Learn to write the letters of the alphabet
Imaginative play, especially outdoors,
is an important step toward literacy. One idea: Borrow a geomate.jr
from the library to try geocaching.
Tony Giannone, the geocaching steward
for the Open Spaces in Chelmsford, has donated a geomate.jr
to the library. This tool allows children to find geocaches by
following preprogrammed instructions. Several Chelmsford geocaches
are included. The geomate.jr can be checked out from the children's
room at the Main Library. The loan period is one week.
uses Google Earth to provide an overview of the major trails in
town with estimated mileage. The BLUE trails are the primary trails.
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
We surpassed our community
goal of reading for 4000 hours in 2014.
We reached 10,000 hours!
I completed the ALS ice bucket challenge recently.
I did it in memory of Gary Rosen who performed at our Teddy Bear
Picnic concert many times. He died of ALS.
I took Matt Damon's challenge for inspiration, because The Friends
of the Library will donate money to water.org in celebration of
the children meeting the summer reading goal.
then watch Maureen's