First-person view of a laptop computer and a smartphone being used simultaneously

Technology Works at CPL

The Chelmsford Public Library is committed to offering ongoing support to our community to grow in the digital realm. With support from the Public Library Association and AT&T, we present Technology Works, a series of classes for adults and teens to help you manage your connected life.

We will have courses available on the following topics:

Computer Basics (Windows 10 or Mac OS 11) Email Basics
Cybersecurity Basics Internet Basics
Video Conferencing Using a Mobile Device (Android or iOS)

If you are interested in taking a class, feel free to fill out this form. Provide your contact information and select the classes you would like to take. We want to work with you. If you don’t see a time that’s convenient, let us know what topics and class times will best serve you.

If you have frequented the library – or any library – over the past few decades, you may have noticed a change in the layout. More and more space is occupied by digital devices. More and more resources, even the books themselves, are now delivered on an illuminated screen. If you’re reading this, you may not even set foot in the library, having the ability to access library materials and services on your computer or mobile device.

First-person view of a laptop computer and a smartphone being used simultaneously

We understand that this phenomenon is not going away. We also understand that not everyone is getting the help they need to learn how this technology can make library services easier to reach.

In 2023, we are one of over two hundred public libraries nationwide to be awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) to conduct digital literacy workshops using new resources on the education platform.

The PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T, provides support to libraries  to conduct workshops using DigitalLearn training materials on selected topics designed to help patrons build skills and confidence using technology. 

This incentive will help us to provide additional laptop computers and other technology to increase access to hands-on training for all of our patrons, both inside the library and elsewhere in the community. It will also help us to promote the new programs and reach new neighbors with this service.

Contact Todd Bowser, head of reference and information services, for more information.

About the Public Library Association
The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or

About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T  
We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities. and improving lives. As part of our companywide $2 billion commitment from 2021–2023 to address the digital divide, we launched AT&T Connected Learning to invest in connectivity and technology, digital literacy, and education solutions. We aim to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Since 2008, we’ve committed more than $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.