Library Newsletter - December 2019
The library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25 for Christmas. We will also close at 1:00 pm on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, December 31, and will be closed on New Year's Day.
A Word from the Trustees:
The Pop-Up Library Will Bring the World to You!
With the holidays coming, many of us will get together with friends and family to count our blessings and celebrate the season. Since launching the Impact Fund campaign last November, we’ve raised over $45,000 towards our goal of $75,000 to fund our new Pop-Up Mobile Library.  The vehicle has been purchased and is currently undergoing customizing, but there is still more to do before our official launch this spring!  Check out the Impact fundraising page for more details and ways to donate. 
Coming Up at the Library
Sunday, December 15
Show off your favorite cookie recipe at our first winter cookie swap! Contestants should bake 4 dozen cookies - 1 dozen to share and eat at the program, 3 dozen to swap and bring home to share with your friends and family. Please bring a copy of your recipe to be included in our community cookie cookbook and don't forget your Tupperware! Sign up now!
Monday, December 2 at 1 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm
Join the wait list now!
Chelmsford Art Society Holiday Show
December 7 through January 25
Each year dozens of local artists display their work and share it with the community. Refreshments will be served at the reception on Thursday, December 12 at 7 pm and there will be music and great conversations with the artists. Open to the public.
Thursday, December 12 at 10 am
Friday, December 13 at 1 pm
Take a Holiday Movie Break!
Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm

Saturday, December 21 at 2 pm

Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm
Book Groups
Friday Fiction booklists and Bookwise reading recommendations
can always be found on our website!
Events for Kids and Teens
We've got a new monthly newsletter just for kids, teens, and their families! Sign up here!
Winter Storytimes
10 am
Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1&2)
11 am
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)

10 am
Stay and Play (ages 1+)

10 am
Preschool Yoga Storytime with Nicole (ages 3-5)
11 am
Merrily We Sing Along (all ages)
10 am
Playspace (ages 2 and 3)

10 am
Baby Storytime (ages 0-1)
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime at the MacKay Branch in North Chelmsford (ages 2-6)
11 am
Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1&2)
Wednesday, December 4 at 4 pm
Drop in for all ages! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent

Wednesday, December 11 at 4:15 pm
Sign up for grades 3-4

Wednesday, December 18 at 4:15 pm
Sign up for grades K-2

Thursday, December 19 at 4 pm
Sign up for grades 5-8
Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 am
Join us for our annual celebration with stories, songs, and crafts. Decorate a gingerbread cookie, too! Drop in for all ages.
Tuesday, December 17 at 4 pm
Sign up now for grades 5-12
Teen Shelf Readers: Tuesday, December 3 at 4 pm
Children's Room: Thursday, December 5 at 4 pm
Sign up now for grades 7-12
Friends of the Library
Thursday, December 5 at 7 pm
Join the Friends to become more involved in your public library and to make new friends! Come learn how you can be part of it! 

Help us reach our goal of having 2020 members by Feb. 29th, 2020, the 20th anniversary of the day the newly-expanded library opened! We now offer a gift membership, where you can purchase a membership for a friend or loved one!

Saturday, December 7 from 9 am to 12 pm
Since everyone's cleaning out before the holidays, there will be a special donation drop off day at the Town Offices Gym.