Children's Programs - Main Library

Children's Programs

Prospective Bruins Players visit the library this summer!
see below for details

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Prospective Bruins Players will visit the Main Library on Wednesday, July 15!

There are a limited number of tickets for children ages 5-10.
You must pick up the tickets in person in the Children's Room, beginning July 8, while supplies last.

The Boston Bruins are the major sponsor of Summer Reading in Massachusetts. Last year Blades, the mascot, visited the Chelmsford Library. Everyone who came was so enthusiastic and appreciative, that the Bruins will be sending some prospective players to us this year!

* This is a program for children. Only one adult per child. (No unaccompanied adults.)

* Siblings count, so each child must have their own ticket. (Siblings must be in this age range to attend.)

* Everyone must have a waiver/ photo release signed by a parent/guardian. Parents will receive these forms they day they come to get the tickets. The forms need to be signed immediately.




Summer Storytime Schedule from July 1 - August 14

Ages 0-12 months on Fridays at 10:00

Ages 1 year - 2 1/2 years on Mondays at 10:00

Ages 2 1/2 years - 6 years on Wednesdays at the Main Library at 10:00
OR Fridays at the MacKay Branch in N. Chelmsford at 11:30
The MacKay storytime will take place outdoors near the garden (weather permitting). In good weather, you are invited to bring a picnic lunch.




Storytimes with Story Teens:

News: The Story Teens will be offering storytimes every Monday night at 7:00 from July 6 to August 10.







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.






Every Hero Has a Story!

is the Summer Reading Theme for 2015




Summer Program


Pinto Bella Hoops on Thursday, July 2

Children ages 6 and up are invited to this hula hoop workshop to learn about hula hoops, watch a demonstration, and learn some techniques. There will be plenty of time to practice what you've learned.

This is a drop-in program.






Summer Program


Stuffed Animal Spa

Children ages 6 and up are invited to bring a stuffed animal to this program. The Lowell Humane Society will be here to tell us about things that make animals feel great. The stuffed animals will get pampered and have a wellness check. There will be a craft and an opportunity for pictures.

This is a drop-in program.





Summer Program


Bollywood Blast! on Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00 pm (registration required)

Children ages 6 and up are invited to learn some Bollywood dance moves. This popular Indian dance is fast-paced fun.

Space is limited to 25 children. Registration begins June 30.





Summer Program


Meet the Music on Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 am (registration required)

Children ages 5 and up are invited to sing, dance and learn in this introduction to music and movement.

Space is limited to 25 children. Registration begins July 2.


Summer Program


Sidewalk Chalk Art on Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 am.

All ages are welcome to drop-in and help us cover our courtyard with chalk art.

Summer Program


Earthworms: Super Recyclers! at the MacKay Branch on Monday, July 20 at 2:00 pm

Children ages 4-10 are invited to learn the super powers Earthworms have in compost piles.

Bring in a glass jar (about the size of Spaghetti sauce) if you want to take home your own worm farm.

This is a drop-in program.

Special thanks to Cub Scout Pack 81 for donating money to the Friends of the Library. Those funds were used to bring us this program!

Summer Program


Sculpture Workshop on Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 am (registration required)

Introduction to Sculpture by staff from the Institute of Contempory Art in Boston

Children ages 6 and up willl use wood, glue, paint, paper, and more to make some cool stuff, and learn about sculpture as an art form.

Space is limited to 28 children. Registration begins July 9.


Summer Program


Tie Fleece Blankets on Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 am.

The Wish Project's Blanket Drive is this summer's charity. The Friends of the Library will donated money, and blankets, if 500 summer reading logs are returned. I'm sure we can make this goal, so we'll start making blankets a bit early. We have some superhero fabric to create the blankets. We just need folks to tie the 2 pieces of fleece together. No experience necessary.

All ages are invited to drop-in to this program. Grown-ups need to attend with young children.





Summer Program


Ed Morgan, the Music Man, will visit on Thursday, July 30 at 10:30 am

This is a special pre-school music program. Children ages 2 and up are invited to sing along with Ed. Older siblings are also invited.

You may drop-in to this program.





Summer Program

On July 31st we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday!

Drop-in at 10:30 am for fun, crafts and cake.

This program is designed for children ages 6-10.





PARTNERS in early literacy at storytime

Participation is Important!
Arrive early
Relax and respond
Time for adult/child bonding
No chit chat
Electronic devices off
Respect others in the group
Special circumstances? Tell us.


Visit our storytime page for more information.