All posts by Marty Mason

Halloween & Spooky Stories

Hello friends! We can’t believe that tomorrow is Halloween!

We at the Library want to give a great big THANK YOU to all our friends who submitted stories for our Spooky Story Contest! We know that not everyone was able to join us for the celebration this weekend, but if you entered the contest, please swing by the Children’s Desk! We have a little treat for you (no tricks, we promise!)

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And please join us tomorrow for Halloween at the Library! We hope you’ll come in costume to Yoga Storytime and Singalong – it promises to be a spooktacular day!

Teens REACT: TED Talks

Join us in the Library on Thursday, November 15th at 4:00 pm for our Teens REACT Program. We will make popcorn and watch and discuss TED Talks in the McCarthy Meeting Room. The talks will surround November’s theme of poverty and food insecurity.

No registration is required, and all tweens and teens are welcome to attend! If you are able, please bring a non-perishable donation for our food pantry.

We hope you can join us!


Reminder! Wednesday Morning

Just a quick reminder for parents and caregivers – our regular Wednesday Children’s programs will not take place this Wednesday, Oct 24th, as the Governor’s Council will be using the McCarthy Meeting Room.

We hope you will still do yoga, sing, and read stories on your own! And we’ll be back in action on Halloween! Don’t forget your costumes! 🙂

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Stay & Play at the Library!

Do you have a baby, toddler or preschooler at home? Did you know that every Tuesday morning at 10:00 we have a free play program at the Library?

Come check out Stay & Play! You can get to know new families, connect with other parents,  and your kids will get to play safely with some fun toys in the McCarthy Meeting Room!

The program is drop-in, and runs from 10-11:30. We hope to see you there!

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Introducing REACT!

Hey there teens!

Not sure if you’ve seen the newsletter or signs up around the library, but we have a new civic engagement initiative here at the Chelmsford Public Library called REACT: Read, Engage, And Come Together!

We had planned a Book Discussion for Middle Schoolers on Tuesday, October 9th, but I’m afraid I didn’t get the word out soon enough – I don’t think anyone’s had a chance to read this awesome book yet:

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But that’s okay! We’re going to roll with it, and bust out the button maker anyway, and gather to talk about what civic engagement is, how it effects us all, and what the Library can do to further engage the community!

So whether you are in middle school or high school, feel free to pop in & say hello at our Teens REACT Chat & Craft!

REACT Storytime October 10th at 4:15

Hey folks!

If you are signed up for our newsletter (which I hope you are because it is great!), you probably read about our new REACT series! Since civic engagement is important for everyone, we want to engage our younger patrons in learning and talking about important issues in our community.

Hence – REACT Storytime! We will read some stories, have a discussion, and do an activity surrounding a different Civic Engagement theme each time we meet. October’s theme is Elections and Civic Engagement, so we will be reading and discussing the following stories:

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and doing a letter-writing activity!

So stop in at the Children’s Room next Wednesday to Read, Engage, and Come Together at storytime!

Recommended for children ages 5+