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Highlighted resources:

  • Dial-a-Story – Now you can call the library anytime and have a story read to you! Each weekday we’ll change the recording, alternating short stories with poetry, essays, and children’s stories. To dial-a-story, just call the main library’s number 978-256-5521 and then press 1234. Call in whenever it’s convenient for you, and leave your suggestions at the end!
  • 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 books to read, suggested by Library staff (and filmed by Chelmsford Telemedia)
  • Off the Shelf – Make a short video about a favorite book or a new recommendation, then share it with us on social media! Along with Chelmsford Telemedia, we’ve made them into a brand new show!
  • StorytimeTV – Storytime sessions recorded by Chelmsford librarians and teachers, aimed at kids 2+ years old. Episodes also air nightly at 7pm on Chelmsford Telemedia (Comcast channel 22; Verizon channel 36)
  • Library Programs – Programs and lectures recorded at the Library by Chelmsford Telemedia. Click through to CTM’s YouTube page for a full archive.

 

 


 


Ebooks – Streaming Movies & Shows – Music

AtoZ Food America

A to Z Food America – Little Dixie Regional Libraries AtoZ World Food is a United States focused database with recipes and food culture from all 50 states. It also includes historical recipes and information about regional cuisines.


AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!


AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food and Food America - Plainfield-Guilford Township Public LibraryRecipes and food culture from around the world. AtoZ World Food covers the cuisine of more than 200 different countries, including beverages!


Bookmarked

Short videos of Library staff reviewing new and great books. Produced in association with Chelmsford Telemedia.


Freegal Music

Download five DRM-free songs per week, and keep them forever! These mp3 files never expire or need to be returned, and Freegal includes almost all artists released on a Sony label and many international labels.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Freegal is allowing unlimited streaming!


Kanopy – Stream Classic & Indie Films and Documentaries

Streaming film service that offers thousands of films, documentaries, and shorts from producers in the U.S. and around the world. Highlights include films from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers.

Create a free account, then add your library card to start watching. You can check out up to three films per month. If you run out of play credits for the current month, save films to a watchlist (+MyList) for the future.


Overdrive Magazines

Full-color and full-page layout access to popular magazines, just as if you were holding them. These magazines have no wait lists or holds and do not count towards checkout limits.


Pongalo – Spanish Language Entertainment

Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices. You’ll have full access to all titles for one week. New users must create an RBDigital and a Qello account. Please contact the Reference Desk for help or with questions.


Qello – Concerts & Music Films

The world’s largest collection of concert films and music documentaries. You’ll have full access to all titles for one week. New users must create an RBDigital and a Qello account. Please contact the Reference Desk for help or with questions.


 

 


 


Education – Learn a New Skill

AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!


Creativebug

Learn a new skill or hobby with 1,000+ award-winning art & craft video classes, taught by recognized design experts and artists. You can also see a list of project videos before logging in.


Learn It Live

A Social Learning Platform for Wellness and Personal Development. Find and interact with top authors, experts, and teachers in expert-led programs covering cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more!


Niche Academy

Tutorials created by staff in Chelmsford and libraries across the country, focusing on technology and research topics. Click into any tutorial for a step-by-step guide, with text, graphic, and video instructions, on topics such as using Microsoft Word, using Instragram, researching your family’s genealogy, buying a new computer, and more. We also take suggestions for new tutorials!


Rocket Languages

Presents a multi-faceted method (video, audio, games, quizzes, etc) for learning conversational language skills, including grammar and culture lessons, with both online and downloadable learning options. Languages include: French, German, Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, English (from Spanish), American Sign Language.



Safari Computer & Business Ebooks

Online collection of over 3,000 computer and technical ebooks, covering programming, design, desktop publishing, ecommerce, online business, hardware and more, from publishers such as O’Reilly, Wiley, Pretence Hall, and many more. Browse Safari titles in the catalog.

Please Note: Only 40 people can be using Safari at a time. If the database won’t let you in, please try back later. If access problems persist, please contact the Reference Desk.
Firefox Users: You may be required to delete your browser’s cookie before accessing Safari. To do this, go to Tools > Options > Privacy, and look for the Show Cookies option, then search for and remove the Safari cookie. If access problems persist, please contact the Reference Desk.


 

 


 


KIDS! Ebooks – Streaming Video – Muisc

 

  • 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!
  • StorytimeTV – Storytime sessions recorded by Chelmsford librarians and teachers, aimed at kids 2+ years old. Episodes also air nightly at 7pm on Chelmsford Telemedia (Comcast channel 22; Verizon channel 36)

AtoZ Maps Online

Digital Information Products for Libraries | World Trade PressAtoZ Maps Online provides a wide variety of city, state, and country maps – both current and historical. You can find climate, ecology, and topographic maps. There are historical maps and maps about empires and exploration. It even includes a section about world flags!


TumbleBooks Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book, which can also be read to you.


World Book Distance Learning

Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers looking for help with online learning, entertaining kids and supplementing classroom instruction at home. Sign up for an account to access World Book’s online resources free!
Please Note: This resource is provided free by the publisher during the COVID-19 crisis.