For ages 2-12
Annual Gingerbread Festival | Stuffed
For Preschool Children
Picky Eaters? Come to a food demo
Dads and Donuts Storytime | Storytime
with Story Teens
Bubble Dance Parties in September
For children in K-5
Chess Lessons | Lego Club
Family Tea Party | Halloween
Party on Oct. 29
For ages 8 and up
Rainbow Loom Club | Minecraft
For grades Kindergarten-12th
Spooky Story Contest and Spooky
The StoryWalk book is Growing Vegetable
Soup written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.
the entire children's library calendar!
New trees at Sunny Meadow Community Gardens!
trees on Friday, May 23 to honor the children who participated
in our Summer Reading Program last year.
These trees are next to our StoryWalk,
located around the Community Garden plots at Sunny Meadow.
The Sunny Meadow Community Garden is located
on Robin Hill Road in South Chelmsford.
Betty Mae Flaherty, Patricia Brazee, Lyn Carey
(representing the Friends of the Library)
and Maureen Foley, Head of Children's Services.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for
the donation of 3 crabapple trees at Sunny Meadow Community Garden.
Thank you to Phil Stanway and the Chelmsford
Open Space Stewards for assistance in planting the trees.
Food Demonstration Class for families with picky eaters
Saturday, September 6 from 10:30-11:30.
If your young child is a picky eater, come by
the library to learn about textured pasta, colorful veggies and
sample a smoothie that is delecious and nutritious. Children are
You may drop-in to this program which is sponsored
by Whole Foods.
Storytimes with our Story Teens: 3rd Thursday of the month Sept-Dec
September's theme: Harvest
October's theme: Spooky Stories
November's theme: Thanksgiving
December's theme: Snowflakes
Bubble Dance Parties are back on Wednesdays in September
Children ages 2 and up are invited to our special
dances on Wednesday mornings.
Please note the New Time:
You may drop-in to this
Chess Lessons for beginners and advanced beginners
Gwen Meins returns for chess lessons on Saturday,
Gwen was a junior chess champion and has been
a youth coach for many years.
Beginners do not need to know anything about
chess. Class begins at 9:30 with instruction and time to play.
Advanced beginners need to know basic rules
and moves. This class begins at 11:15 and concentrates on strategies
Children in grades K-4 must register beginning
Saturday, September 6.
These classes are made possible by the generosity
of the Friends of the Library - whose Book Sale is Sept 19-21.
Rainbow Loom Club on Tuesday, September 16 at 4:30 pm
Children ages 8 and up
are invited to drop-in to the Rainbow Loom Club.
Bring your loom if you have one. We have lots
If you are a beginner, or don't own a loom,
the library owns ones you can use.
Minecraft Club meets on Tuesday, September
23 at 4:30 pm
Show us what you've been up to in your Minecraft
world. Bring a laptop or device if you have it. Beginners are welcome.
You may drop-in to this program if you are ages
8 and up only.
Spooky Story Contest
Do you like to write spooky stories?
We are having a Spooky
Story Contest for students in grades K-12. Students
are invited to submit an original story to the library by Friday,
October 17, at 5 p.m. Please provide lots of spooky details. Be
sure your story has a beginning, a middle and an end. We enjoy illustrations,
but they are not necessary. Neatness counts - we need to be able
to read it.
Winners will be announced at our Spooky
Story Celebration on Monday, October 27, at 6:30. The celebration
will take place at the Chelmsford Community Center, 31 Princeton
St., North Chelmsford.
Family Tea Party on Saturday, October
11 at 2:00
Children ages 6-12 are invited to a special
tea party at the library. Bring your friends and family! First we'll
make tiny tea sandwiches and arrange them all on trays. Then we'll
sit down and have snacks together.
Halloween Party for ages 4-10 on Wednesday,
October 29 at 4:30
Tricks, Treats and Crafts at the library to
celebrate Halloween. Costumes are optional but they are encouraged.
Drop-in between 4:30 and 5:30 pm
Lego Club this fall
Our Lego Club for children in grades Kindergarten-4
meets on the following days:
Saturday, October 4 at 10:30
Thursday, October 9 at 4:30
Saturday, November 1 at 10:30
Thursday, November 6 at 4:30
Thrusday, December 11 at 4:30
Children are invited to drop-in at these times.
Annual Gingerbread Festival
Saturday, December 6 at 10:30 am
Children ages 2 and up are invited to drop-in
for stories, music, crafts and gingerbread cookies.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Would your stuffed animals like to spend the
night at the library with our stuffed animals?
They will get to walk around the library after
the people go home, but we'll be sure they get a snack and a good
Please drop them off at the library on Thursday,
December 18. They are invited to the Snowflake Storytime that night
at 7:00 if they can make it. You can pick them up anytime on Friday,
Storytimes in the fall: September 29-December
Ages 0-12 months on Fridays at 10:00 am
Ages 12-18 months on Fridays at 11:00 am
Ages 12-30 months on Mondays at 10:00 am or
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
Ages 2.5 - 5 years on Wednesdays at 10:00 am
or Mondays at 11:00 am
Ages 4-6 years on Thursdays at 1:00 pm (These
"big kids" attend without a care giver)
PJ Storytimes for the whole family are offered
every week in the summer on Thursdays at 7:00 pm
The library has installed a StoryWalk at Sunny
Meadow Community Gardens on Robin Hill Rd. Pages from a picture
book are laminated, attached to stakes and positioned along a short
The current book is Growing Vegetable Soup
by Lois Ehlert.
*The StoryWalk™ concept was created by Anne
Ferguson and developed in cooperation with the Kellogg Hubbard Library
and the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition.
Dads and Donuts Storytime: the 2nd Saturday
of every month
Children ages 2 and up are invited to attend
a special storytime each month. On the 2nd Saturday at 10:30am,
Dads are invited to bring their children to hear stories and songs
and end with a snack.
Although dads are in the majority in this storytime,
moms and other relatives are always invited.
You may drop-in to these storytimes.
This program is supported by The Chelmsford Friends of
the Library and The Family Resource Network.
in early literacy at storytime
Relax and respond
Time for adult/child
No chit chat
Electronic devices off
Respect others in the
Visit our storytime
page for more information.