library will be open on the day after Thanksgiving.
We will have storytimes on that day.
Thank you to all the children who submitted Spooky Stories for
are our winners:
Spook of the Book by Jacob Lazar
3rd and 4th grade: The
Cemetery Ghost by Samuel Prince
5th - 8th grade:
The Girl in the Portrait by Hannah Nettikadan
to Jacob, Samuel and Hannah!
Visit our children's
programming pages for the Main Library
and the MacKay Branch.
PlaySpace is moving to a new day this year -
Thursdays at 10 beginning October 8.
Children ages 2 and 3 years old are invited to listen to a classic
story and then do several activities based on that story.
For more information, view the handouts
from previous years.
Visit our Blog
for early literacy information, storytime books, weekly tips,
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.
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
the money.) Hint: The bench is found on the stretch of the trail
between the Center and the Byam School.
The library has installed a StoryWalk
at Sunny Meadow. In the middle of Sunny Meadow is a large
community garden. Boy Scouts have blazed a trail around the perimeter
of the garden, and there is now a StoryWalk on the trail. A StoryWalk
happens when a book is taken apart and the pages put on stakes.
The stakes are arranged along the trail, so you can read as you
walk. Beginning on Memorial Day in 2015 the book will be The
Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.
Right at the beginning of the StoryWalk
there are some flowering crab apple trees. These were a gift from
the Friends of the Library in honor of the children who completed
a reading log in the summer of 2013.