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Library Hours

Main Library
Mon-Thu: 9:30am - 9pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: Closed

MacKay Branch
Mon: 1pm - 5pm
Wed: 1pm - 8pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sun, Tue, Thu, & Sat 

All of our book groups are free and open to all!

In July, they will have a book selection meeting. 

  Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!    
The new catalog for all MVLC libraries launched on May 18. As with any major software migration, the first days  and weeks are spent learning the new system and addi ng in customizations to make it easier to use. Overall, the catalog is much more pleasant to look at and easier to use. H ead here for a few tips for getting the most out of it!

The Greenway is blooming!  Landscapers have planted all the trees, bushes, and flowers, and the Greenway really looks great!  The benches and tables are in, and coming soon are the final touches - birdhouses, destination signpost, weathervane, and of course, a Wall of Thanks for all of our donors.  You don't need to wait until the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in July - enjoy the Greenway today! For more information on the Greenway and how you can get involved, head here!

Using Pinterest for Genealogy
genealogy club logo
Tuesday, 6/6 at 7pm
Are you visually-oriented? Pinterest can map and display your genealogy. Learn all about Pinterest and how to create boards for families, research locations,  ancestor's life events and more with Pamela Guye Holland! 

Saturday, 6/24 from 2pm-4pm 
Come and meet local authors and pick  up new summer reads!  Featuring Laura Fedolfi, Stephen O'Connor,   Dale Phillips, Rick Conti, Ursala Wong, Zachary Watson, Michael Beaulie, with more to come!   The afternoon will begin in the meeting room with introductions by each author and light refreshments, and then the authors will be available to meet & greet! No registration necessary, free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, 6/27 at 4pm
Call for participants!   
What can our community teach us? We know Chelmsford is full 
of all kinds of talents and skills, so come in and show us (and our audience) what you can do! To sign up to present your skill to our audience,  please  contact  Jessica at jfitzhanso@chelmsfordlibrary.org or 978-256-5521x115!

Saturday, 6/10 from 9am-noon
Saturday, 6/24 from 9am-noon
Stack of books The Friends of the Library seek books of all kinds in good condition including recent best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, children's books, paperbacks - as well as audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, maps, and local interest items. Drop-offs for the Friends of the Library book sale take place at the Gym at the rear of the Town Offices Building,  50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford.  

Adult Summer Reading Challenge:
Now Adults can join in the summer reading fun too!   

Pick up an Adult summer challenge Bingo card at the circulation or Info desk on the main floor starting June 3rd.  Cross off spaces for reading different genres, but also for attending summer programs, downloading music and movies and much more! Turn in your completed card to the Main desk and be entered into a raffle for prizes!

Teen Summer Reading
This summer, we're celebrating the theme Build a Better World by focusing on creativity, art, and community service at the library! Teens who participate in the Summer Reading Program can earn one scratch-off ticket per day just by checking out items from the library, and you can earn extra tickets for attending library programs and for each entry on your reading log. Not only will you have the chance to win a prize every time you scratch off a ticket, but each ticket also enters you into a raffle for one of five Grand Prizes, including a $50 Amazon card! Teens ages 10-18 can register and pick up their reading log at the Children's, Teen, or Reference Desk. 

We have at least one program per week for teens during the summer (including an Ice Cream Sundae Bar , Tropical Art Night, Beach & Brunch Book Club, and a Mini-Food Challenge!), so please see our calendar for details!

June Events:
Make It! Club- Melted Crayon Candles
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll be able to make and take home an awesome DIY project, snack, or dessert each month. This month, we're making candles with melted crayons! Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home school teens welcome!
Wednesday, 6/21 at 4pm
Join us downstairs in the conference room for snacks and a few episodes of new and popular anime series! (Drop in, ages 12-18) 

  Spring Storytimes have ended as we prepare for our upcoming Summer Reading Program, but we do have a few special programs in June!
LEGO and DUPLO Club 
Saturday, 6/3 at 10:30am  
Petting Zoo (free ticket required for entry)
Thursday, 6/8 from 10am-12pm
Saturday, 6/10 at 10:30am
Monday, 6/12 at 7:00pm             
Friday, 6/16 at 10:30am &        
Thursday, 6/22 at 10:30am
Thursday, 6/29 at 10:30am        
(baby chicks will hatch in 3 weeks)
The Return of Yoga
We've had a lot of questions about Baby Yoga and Yoga Storytime. We hear you! Good news: we've added sessions of both to our summer programming line-up! Check out our July and August   Events Calendar!
Sign up for Summer Reading in the Children's Department beginning Saturday, June 3rd to get your first reading log, a themed bookmark, and a fun LEGO-themed sign-up prize. Completed logs can be redeemed for prizes and raffle tickets beginning Saturday, July 1st. Your first completed log earns you a coupon to Davis Farmland. All completed logs also earn you a raffle ticket toward one of our prize jars! The  Friends of the Library  will  make a charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell if children turn in at least 800 reading logs by September 2nd. We can do it! Please see our website for more info! 
For a full calendar of Children's events, click here