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

Self-Education

Library Resources   Additional Online Resources Chelmsford Community Education – A variety of classes offered for all ages. Registration fees may apply. ESL Resources for Chelmsford Patrons – courses or other information for learning English as a speaker of another language Open Culture – This website is a hub for digital education, with links to … Continue reading Self-Education

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

Immigration & Citizenship

Immigration to this country began with the Spanish in the 16th century and the English in 1607, crowding out American Indigenous peoples. Later immigrants faced resistance from the descendants of earlier colonizers as they began to have a profound impact on the identity and growth of the country. America’s promise of a new life in … Continue reading Immigration & Citizenship

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

Bibliobites in September: Fresh But Not Fussy

September brings that change of season with which we are all so happily familiar– cooler temps and shorter days, and the last glorious gasp of summer warmth.   And September means that our Bibliobites group restarts after a summer off.  We had envisioned  meeting outdoors on a lovely late-summer morning, but alas– the weather did … Continue reading Bibliobites in September: Fresh But Not Fussy

2.13 Publicity in Library Facilities

Non-profit organizations or their representatives may supply free flyers or literature on topics of educational, cultural, civic, social and recreational interest for display and distribution in areas of the Library reserved for this purpose. Due to space, safety and security considerations the library can only accept printed materials for display. Organizations may not set up … Continue reading 2.13 Publicity in Library Facilities

2.20 Security Camera Policy

Purpose The Town of Chelmsford maintains security cameras inside and outside of Chelmsford Public Library to help ensure the safety of Library patrons and staff. The cameras also serve as a deterrent to theft, vandalism, illegal activities, or violations to the Library’s Appropriate Library Behavior policy in the Library and on Library grounds. Privacy/Confidentiality The … Continue reading 2.20 Security Camera Policy

Econtent Resources

Stuck at home? Jump to 24/7 resources for:   No Card? Sign Up Online Now! Highlighted resources: Storytimes Live! Online – Library staff livestream storytimes through Facebook Live Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11am (each video is also available for 24 hours afterward) – stop by and say hi! Bookmarked – Short reviews of great … Continue reading Econtent Resources