Bibliobites-Trying Something New for June

Due to the ongoing pandemic and limited library service, this month the group members challenged each other to try to cook something new, difficult, or out of our comfort zone. Those present approached the situation from many different vantage points. One member chose to make a Chocolate Biscuit Cake for her husband’s birthday. The recipe … Continue reading Bibliobites-Trying Something New for June

Racial Justice

Since 1960, ethnic and racial statistics show a decrease in the number of caucasian people and an increase in those identifying as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian and multiracial. Projections expect that this trend will continue through 2060. Chelmsford has also enjoyed an increase in diversity since 2010, and is working to better support this growth within … Continue reading Racial Justice


Chelmsford Public Library is committed to making library services accessible for all our users. Main Library Handicapped Access The Main Library is fully handicapped-accessible. This includes access to all areas of the building, and all collections and resources. MacKay Library Handicapped Access The MacKay Branch is wheelchair-accessible to the first floor. This includes the following … Continue reading Accessibility

Programs for Young Children

See all Storytimes on the event calendar Weekly Fall Storytimes Beginning September 12, 2022 If you have questions or feedback about our programs, feel free to send an email to Sara at We are doing our best to meet the needs of the community in a manner that prioritizes the well-being of our youngest patrons. … Continue reading Programs for Young Children

Chelmsford Friends of the Library

Book Sale The 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. Sign up to volunteer at the Book Sale: 2022 Fall Book Sale Held at the Town Offices … Continue reading Chelmsford Friends of the Library

Local Meeting Space

In addition to the meeting rooms available at the Library, there are many other sites in the area that can be used for meetings and events. Contact each site below for more details and costs. Printable PDF. Site Contact Notes Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) at Old Town Hall Susan Gates, 978-250-3780 Variety of … Continue reading Local Meeting Space

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees seeks Associate Members! Do you love the Library and everything it stands for? Would you like to part of a team that helps to plan and frame the future of our Chelmsford Public Library? Well, you’re in luck! What would you do on the Associate Board? You give feedback to the Library … Continue reading Board of Trustees

Art Exhibits

Monthly Art Exhibit The Library hosts a monthly exhibit in our McCarthy Meeting Room and throughout the main floor. Many exhibits kick off with an opening reception or a program related to the exhibit. To have your work exhibited, please review our Art Exhibition Policy, Art Exhibit Application, and Display Case Application. Questions about the … Continue reading Art Exhibits

While You Are Waiting…The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

Though it’s been almost a year since it was published, Brit Bennett’s poignant exploration of race and identity across the generations of one family remains highly sought after from the library. And its popularity is likely to continue, as there are rumors of an HBO series based on the book, to be produced by Issa … Continue reading While You Are Waiting…The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett