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

Tech Training

One-on-One Instruction Library staff offer personal assistance learning computers or help with a specific task (like setting up an email account, applying for a job, etc). Please contact the Reference Desk at 978-256-5521 x1211 to set up an appointment with one of our librarians. Online Training Our tech talks are available as online tutorials. You … Continue reading Tech Training

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

Genealogy & Obituaries

Featured Online Resources   Local History Room Main Library, Lower Level The Local History Room holds a valuable collection of books and other documents about the history of the Chelmsford area and people. A shelf listing of these materials is available through our catalog. These materials do not circulate, but library visitors may access the … Continue reading Genealogy & Obituaries

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

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for online language learners of all levels—and it’s all free and easy to use with a library card. It provides unlimited access to more than 120 languages, including ESL for speakers of over 26 languages, and 12+ Indigenous languages. Lessons and course materials are designed … Continue reading Transparent Language