After years of planning and construction, the Marjorie Scoboria Greenway officially opened to the public on September 9th, 2017, providing a place in Chelmsford Center for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
The Greenway is located on the site of the Scoboria House, home of Marjorie Scoboria, and the Dutton House. The Scoboria House was used for many years to house the Library’s Children’s collections, until the building was later relocated to make way for the Library’s current expansion. The Scoboria House is now a private residence on Ann’s Way.
The Dutton House also lives on, as the pink granite stones in the Reading Circle and stone benches around the Greenway came from its foundation.
Marjorie Scoboria was raised in Chelmsford, later taught for many years at Chelmsford High and served as a Library Trustee. A bequest from her estate provided much of the funding for the Greenway. Additional contributing partners include the Friends of the Library and the Community Preservation Committee, and numerous organizations and individuals from the community. Even if you missed contributing for the initial phases of the project, donations are still being accepted for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Greenway.
Sponsor Levels for Donations
Gifts in ALL amounts are appreciated. Every donor will be featured on our Wall of Thanks.
- Scoboria Fellowship: Gifts of $10,000 or more will be honored as members of the Scoboria Fellowship, named for Marjorie Scoboria, long-time Chelmsford Library Trustee and devoted Chelmsfordian
- Adams Society: Gifts of $5,000-$9,999 will be recognized at the level of Adams Society, named in honor of our library’s founder, Amos Adams, whose contributions enabled the town to build the library in 1894
- Bartlett’s Circle: Gifts of $2,500-$4,999 will be named for the Bartlett family, who donated the land on which the library stands today
- Oliver Barron Club: Named in honor of the first librarian in town, Oliver Barron who operated the local tavern, where he also kept the books. These gifts will be those between $1,000-$2,499
- 1894 Club: Those who make donations in amounts from $500-$999 will be members of the 1894 Club, named for the year workers initially broke ground to build the Adams Library
- Director’s Alliance: Gifts in amounts between $250-$499 will be part of the Director’s Alliance
- Library Advocates: Gifts ranging from $100-$249
- Library Supporters: Gifts in amounts up to $100