Friends of the Library









logo   Friends Book Sale

  The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes and many extras for   Chelmsford patrons. The community's support through donations and volunteer hours is greatly appreciated.

The Friends' 2013 Book Sale brought in $25,885!

  Thank you to everyone who supported the book sale - we hope you found something great.

The 2014 Book Sale is scheduled for Sept 19 – 21, 2014 

Book Donation Drop-Offs

The Chelmsford Friends of the Library are now collecting books for the annual Book Sale. The current schedule for drop-off days is below.

Wednesday July 16 1-3 p.m.
Saturday July 26 9 AM - Noon
Saturday Aug 16 9 AM - Noon
Wed Aug 20 1-3 p.m.
Saturday Aug 30 9 AM - Noon

Please drop off all book donations by Sept 12, 2014.
The Dutton House is moving so we will no longer be able to use it for storing books.

If you cannot leave donations by Sept. 12th, please hold on to them until we have our new storage space. Thank you


This box is only available until September 12, 2014.


book donations

Drop Off Guidelines

The drop-off location is the Dutton House (the yellow house next to the main library). For more information call 978-256-5521. The Friends seek books of all kinds in good condition including recent best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, children's books, paperbacks - as well as audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, maps, and local interest items.

If you are unable to make one of the scheduled drop-offs, you can use the Book Sale Donation box, located on the edge of the parking lot between the Library and the Dutton House. Or, if you are emptying a house or an estate and would like to donate a large collection of books, please contact the Friends directly to make special arrangements.


  • No VCR VHS tapes
  • No National Geographics
  • No Encyclopedias
  • No Textbooks older than 4 years old
  • No Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • No Magazines

The Friends cannot accept the above items. Note: They can be recycled curbside if you first remove the covers.