Educational Resources and Websites

Resources and Websites for the Quarantine Words Alive! #QuaranTEENS Activities to help you cope with COVID-19 and learn from the news. TeachingBooks Home Edition Available through September 15, delve into the world of young adult books. Experience read-along performances of favorite titles that are translatable into 100+ languages. Scholastic Free online courses. The educational company … Continue reading Educational Resources and Websites

Science & Technology

Featured Online Resources   Additional Suggested Resources Citizen Science: An official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects and a toolkit to assist federal practitioners among other resources. TED-Ed – Educational lessons … Continue reading Science & Technology

Health & Wellness

Featured Online Resources   Print Materials Health-related print resources are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System. Our catalog is available for searching, but general topics can also be found by browsing the shelf: 610 – Medical Sciences General 611 – Human Anatomy 612 – Human Physiology 613 – Promotion of Health 614 – Forensic … Continue reading Health & Wellness

News, Newspaper, & Magazine Resources

Featured Online Resources   Magazine & Newspaper Holdings (Print & Electronic) For downloadable magazines, check MVLC’s Overdrive catalog for the complete list. Title Frequency Source1 Print Holdings2 Location3 Electronic AARP Bi-Monthly Gift Last 12 months —– Last 12 months Periodicals Room —– MacKay Branch   Advocate Monthly Gift Last 12 months Periodicals Room   Alfred … Continue reading News, Newspaper, & Magazine Resources

Borrowing Guidelines

Who can get a CPL card and how? Residents of Chelmsford, Business/Property Owners, and Town of Chelmsford Employees: Register in-person at our Borrower Services desk. Present proof of Chelmsford residency or employment (e.g. MA Driver’s license, mail, paystub) and use your card immediately. Don’t have proof of residency yet? You can still check out up … Continue reading Borrowing Guidelines

Consumer Information

Featured Online Resources   Print Materials Consumer Reports Magazine – Current issues are available to check out in the Periodicals Room on the upper level, and current and older issues are in the Reference area Boston Consumers’ Checkbook – Current and older issues are in the Reference area NADA Guide – Price guide for used … Continue reading Consumer Information

Voter Engagement

As of the 2020 presidential election, the voting-eligible population in the U.S. was just over 239 million people. Nearly 160 million of those eligible voted in the election marking a 66.7% voter turnout. This was a record high but still signifies that about ⅓ of eligible voters didn’t make it to the polls. Meanwhile, 76% … Continue reading Voter Engagement

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

Environment & Climate Change

Research shows that sea levels have been climbing at an increased rate (3cm per decade since 1990) due to human caused climate change. This does and will continue to pose serious challenges to coastal regions, increase the likelihood of devastating storms and endanger marine wildlife. By October 6, 2020, 25 named storms had formed since … Continue reading Environment & Climate Change