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Library Resources

Core Collections: Book Recommendations

Librarian-selected book recommendations, with documented selection criteria and four recommendation levels. Individual lists cover Children’s books, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Middle & Junior High reading, and Nonfiction titles.


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.

Educator’s Reference Complete

More than full-text 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports in the Eric database geared towards educators – from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level.

Method Test Prep

A comprehensive self-paced ACT and SAT test prep program. Designed to work seamlessly with students’ unique learning styles and busy schedules, Method Test Prep includes helpful diagnostic evaluations, lessons, quizzes, and full-length exams.

Science In Context

Contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.


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Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Young Children

  • Starfall
    A fun online phonics approach to learning to read
  • Bedtime math
    Math enrichment site that provides a fun math fact daily with questions at different levels
  • PBSkids.org
    A companion website for PBS shows.

Great Websites for Older Kids & Grownups

  • Common Sense Media
    Reviews of apps, movies and games for children
  • Book-a-Day Almanac
    Find out about a different book each day
  • American Sign Language
    For sign language learners of all ages
  • Every Child Ready To Read
    Basis for many literacy practices at the Chelmsford Library
  • Brain Building in Progress
    The Cognitive, Social, and Emotional development of young children will have an impact on the economic prosperity of everyone in Massachusetts. We should all understand the science behind brain building and learn how to enrich the lives of young children.
  • Reading Rockets
    Dedicated to helping parents understand ways to help children learn to read
  • US Dept. of Education – Help my Child Read
    Educational excellence leads to global competitiveness. Learn many ways of helping children to read.
  • Driving-Test.org: MA Permit Practice – Free RMV permit practice tests, including 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. Please Note: Driving-Test.org is not affiliated with or evaluated by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The official RMV Driver’s Manual is available on their website, along with additional driver’s education information.
  • ESL Resources for Chelmsford Patrons – courses or other information for learning English as a speaker of another language