Teen Book Reviews – August 2, 2021

Summertime finds our teen volunteers reading and reviewing a wide variety of books. Check out their latest below! Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (2020) Reviewed by Hope Only Mostly Devastated is a teen novel about a young man named Ollie who goes through many challenges including loss, love, and lots of confusion. Ollie is … Continue reading Teen Book Reviews – August 2, 2021

Banned Books Week

September 26th – October 2nd is Banned Books Week.  This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us!”, definitely a theme that we here at the library can get behind!  Banned Books Week promotes awareness of censorship issues and highlights the efforts of libraries, bookstores, teachers, and community members who speak out for readers everywhere. Many of … Continue reading Banned Books Week

Read This Next…Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA Pride Month!  We hope you attended one of our events or browsed the many displays throughout the library.  We spent the month reading some great fiction titles that focus on LGBTQIA authors and themes.  Here are a few of our favorites: Deanna Recommends: The Guncle by Steven Rowley “Maisie and Grant have … Continue reading Read This Next…Pride Month

Real Pets of Chelmsford Librarians

Here at the library, we have all been enjoying our 2021 One Book Chelmsford title, How To Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery.  The book is a collection of short essays about the animals that have enriched the author’s life, and that have taught her valuable lessons on how to be a “good creature” … Continue reading Real Pets of Chelmsford Librarians

Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading Challenge June 5 – September 4, 2021 Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge hosted online! Visit our Beanstack website to participate by clicking the link below, or download the free Beanstack Tracker app on the iOS App Store or Google Play (and then search Chelmsford Public Library) to register yourself or your … Continue reading Summer Reading 2021

Always Available and Bonus Borrows for Adults!

So we’re ten days into April, and since we’ve been sheltering in place, there’s no doubt you’re looking for something new to read/ watch/ listen to now.  Both Hoopla and Overdrive have made your #quarantinelife easier with Bonus Borrows and Always Available Titles! Check out some of the highlights of these collections below. Books, audio … Continue reading Always Available and Bonus Borrows for Adults!

Bibliobites in February: Finding Resilience, Finding Strength

Winter hadn’t quite released its grip when our Bibliobites group met on an unexpectedly snowy morning.  Though two days prior the temperature had hit 60 degrees, on the day of our meeting the snow steadily accumulated outside as we talked (via zoom) about Erin French’s bestselling memoir, Finding Freedom.  Ms. French is the owner/chef of … Continue reading Bibliobites in February: Finding Resilience, Finding Strength

General Services for Seniors

Besides Library Resources and Tech Support, Library staff have also compiled this list of services, resources, and information. General Resources: Age Friendly Chelmsford – A new initiative to enable people of all ages to actively participate in the community. Coordinated by the Council on Aging and other town departments, including the library. AgeSpan: Formerly Elder … Continue reading General Services for Seniors