One Book

One Book ChelmsfordOne Book Chelmsford is a community-wide reading program encouraging all residents to read a selected title and attend programming related to the book.  The title is selected each Fall and the Library provides free copies to share. Related programs typically start early in the calendar year and often include a visit from the author. The library has been offering this program since 2007.

One Book 2020

The 2020 One Book Chelmsford theme is food! We’ll be focusing on the book Kitchen Yarns, by award-winning author Ann Hood.

Ann Hood, a Rhode Island native, has been award both the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction and two Pushcart Prizes, and is the author of 20+ novels, non-fiction, and young adult books

Kitchen Yarns
by Ann Hood

“Every bite brought me back in time…All of us young, and happy, and full”
-from Kitchen Yarns


Copies of the book will be available starting in December. We’re have a full schedule of programs, including a visit with the author in March 2020. Please check back for more details!



Upcoming One Book Chelmsford Events


This year, the One Book programs are funded by:

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Past One Book Selections