Beginnings and Endings

Fall programs for children begin the week of September 26.  We have a storytime for babies and their caregivers on Friday mornings at 10am.  Please spread the word that this is a great way to meet other first time parents.  We have many storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers as well.  Detailed information is in the Events Calendar of the website.

Stay and Play on Tuesdays includes a story and craft and then lots of time for children ages 1 and up to play with each other and adults to get to know each other.

logo-playspacePlaySpace on Thursdays has activities designed to bring classic children’s stories to life.

After school programs include STEM activities in our Library Lab, a lego club, Terrific Tales, and seasonal crafts.

Don’t miss our Spooky Story contest.  School age children are encouraged to write a spooky story.  It must be original and have a beginning, middle and end.  Prizes will be awarded for the scariest stories in each age group.  Start Writing!  The Dead Line for these stories is Saturday, October 15 at 5:00.  Winners will be announced at the Spooky Story Celebration on Saturday, October 29 from 4:00-5:00.

I have a scary story….  I’ll be retiring on Friday, September 23!  What will I do without all of you in my life?  I’ll be leaving the best job in the world – and one reason that is true is because I spend my days surrounding by families doing great things together who are deeply appreciative of the work the children’s staff does.  I will miss you – until I see you around town.

But my story does not have a scary end….   The staff will continue to love your children and to listen to your thoughts and ideas.  I am very peaceful knowing that great things will continue to happen at the Chelmsford Library.  I just need to say Goodnight Room….