All posts by Marty Mason

Strategies to Pay the College Bill: Monday, March 11th

If you are  the parent of a high school senior, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the thought of paying college bills in the coming years. But never fear, the Library is here to help!

On Monday, March 11th from 7:00-8:30, financial professional Jack Wang will lead a class at the library all about tackling those daunting college bills. With the right strategy in place, you and your child will be able to enjoy the college experience without stressing about expenses. Come to the library to learn some more! 🙂

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library!

Hey kids!

Have you ever wondered what happens at the library overnight? Well, your trusted stuffie friends can find out at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Stop by the Children’s Room on Thursday, March 14th from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm to drop off your cuddly buddies. Our teen volunteers will be here to help you make a cozy bed for your stuffed animal!

Then come by again on Saturday March 16th at 10:30 am for a special storytime. You’ll get to pick up your stuffie and find out what kind of fun they had at the Library with the lights out! 🙂


Author Talk & Signing with Jen Petro-Roy! Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00

Hey Teens!

I hope you’re as excited as I am to have our very own former Teen Librarian Jen Petro-Roy coming to the library tomorrow night! She will be speaking about her 2 new books, Good Enough and You Are Enough, and sharing insight about the inspiration for these titles and her writing process. There will be time for questions and a book signing as well!

This will be a great event for book lovers and budding authors – we hope to see you there! 🙂

Service Club – PJ Drive! Monday, February 11th at 4 pm

Hey Teens! Don’t forget to swing by the Library for Service Club on Monday, February 11th at 4:00 pm. We will be decorating collection boxes for the Chelmsford Public Library’s PJ Drive!

The Chelmsford Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 12,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need.  The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1 through March 15, 2019. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens.

So bring your creative ideas and help us make some eye-catching donation boxes! If you are able to bring a pair of new PJs to donate, you can kick off our drive and help kids in need!

For more about the drive, check out the Cradles to Crayons page here.

Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Parents & caregivers –

We hope you & your kids will join us this Saturday, February 2nd for Take Your Child to the Library Day! From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, drop by the Children’s Room to pick up some books, color a bookmark, make a special pin, and join in the fun of our Bunny Scavenger Hunt!

We will also be hosting our regularly scheduled Construction Zone  from 10:30 to 11:30, so we hope you’ll stop by if you want to do some building!

See you Saturday! 🙂

Middle School Book Club!

Hey middle-schoolers!

  • Do you love to read?
  • Do you love to talk about the books you’re reading?
  • Do you love sharing your favorite books with friends?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join us for our Middle School Book Club on Monday, February 25th at 4:00 pm!

The first book we will be discussing is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, and there are copies available for pickup at the Main Library’s Circulation Desk. And come prepared to recommend another book to the group – we will pick our April read from your suggestions!

Oh, and did I mention there will be snacks? 🙂 Register today!

Matt Heaton Concert – Saturday, 1/26!

Join us for a special family concert at the Library! Matt Heaton will be performing in the Main Library’s McCarthy Meeting Room from 10:30 – 11:30 on Saturday, 1/26.

No need to register – this is a completely drop-in event, and Matt’s fun blend of rockabilly, surf, and American roots music will have you tapping your toes and shaking off your winter chills in no time!

Here’s a sneak peek from last summer’s concert:

Hope to see you there! 🙂

New Story Walk is here!

We have a new Story Walk installed at Sunny Meadow Farm! It is the Ezra Jack Keats classic, The Snowy Day.

At the Story Walk, you can walk alongside Peter as he makes discoveries and finds new ways to play in the snow.

So pull on your hood & mittens, and head over to check it out! Be sure to tell us about your experience in the guest book at the end :).


Service Club: Card Making!

Hey Teens!

Are you looking for a community service opportunity to start the new year? Well, look no further than the Chelmsford Public Library! On Tuesday, January 15th at 4:00 pm, we will be gathering in the McCarthy Meeting Room to make cards. These cards will be delivered to a local nursing home to bring some cheer to the residents.

So whether you need an hour of community service for school, are feeling crafty, or just want to join your peers in doing something to brighten someone’s day, please stop by and join us!

No registration is required, and details are here.