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

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

Teen Volunteer Book Reviews – August 22, 2022

Summer may be coming to a close, but here at the Library we are a community of year-round readers! See what our teen volunteers are reading and reviewing. Maybe you’ll find your first great read of the fall! 🙂 Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (2018) Reviewed by Joe Brandon Sanderson has been among my favorite authors … Continue reading Teen Volunteer Book Reviews – August 22, 2022

The Real Librarians of Chelmsford

What is the best way to get to know a librarian?  By getting them to dish about books, of course!  Each month, we will introduce you to one of the librarians of Chelmsford Public Library.  This month, we talked to Deanna Parsi, Readers Advisory Librarian. Deanna’s entire career has revolved around her love of books … Continue reading The Real Librarians of Chelmsford

Staff Picks: Best of 2021

Librarians like to talk about books EVERY day, but it is especially fun to put together our lists of favorite titles at the end of the year.  Use the list to buy the perfect gift for the book-lover in your life, or use it to find your next great read.  And if you are in … Continue reading Staff Picks: Best of 2021

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 Reports

Provides ratings, buying guides, product reviews and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Reports magazine and Consumers Union.

News, Newspaper, & Magazine Resources

Featured Online Resources   Magazine & Newspaper Holdings (Print & Electronic) For downloadable magazines, check MVLC’s Overdrive catalog for the complete list. Discontinued by EBSCO 9/2019Humpty DumptyBi-MonthlyEbscolast 2 yearsChildren’s 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 … Continue reading News, Newspaper, & Magazine Resources

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Description: The annual Friends’ book sale has been going on as long as anyone can remember, and regularly raises $20,000+ to support library programming and resources. Donations of books and other items, countless volunteer hours in sorting and setup, and of course coming to the book sale to shop make this possible – Thank you … Continue reading Friends of the Library Book Sale