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March Madness Easy Readers

March Madness Easy Readers

There will be no PlaySpace this week:
Tuesday, April 21 due to school vacation week

Lois Ehlert will be our final author
We will feature this author's books at
PlaySpace on Tuesday, May 5 and 12 at 10:00 am.

PlaySpace is open to children ages 2 and 3 years old.


And the Winner Is...
The Elephant and Piggie books
by Mo Willems!

Thank you to eveyone who voted.
Green Eggs and Ham won by one vote in the library,
but the elementary school children voted overwhelmingly for Elephant and Piggie.

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

Visit our Blog for early literacy information.

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Featured Resources:
  • Tumblebooks: ebooks for kids

  • Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning

Storytime on Chelmsford Telemedia

Listen to a half hour of stories every evening at 7:00 pm. The stories are read by the staff of the public library and school libraries in Chelmsford.

Comcast Channel 22 or Verizon Channel 36



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.)