Library Newsletter - July 2024

The Main Library will be closing EARLY at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3

The MacKay Branch will be open regular hours, 3-6:00 pm The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4

Summer Concerts at MacKay

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm July 10: 4EverFab

July 17: Ben Rudnick & Friends

July 24: Jazz for 'Lil Jumpers

July 31: Matt York plays The Highwaymen

Author Visit: Monica Wood

Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm at the Library

Featured Events

Between the Sheets Book Group

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 pm at the Library

De-Clutter Workshop: Tiny Summer Tidy Ups

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

Raising Adventurous Eaters

Thursday, July 18 at 7 pm at the Library and on Zoom

The Pop Up Library is on the move!

Our mobile library is on the road and making stops around town throughout the week!

Would you or someone you know benefit from a home delivery service of materials from the Chelmsford Library? If so, please fill out this quick form with your contact information to let us know of your interest. We don't have a guarantee of service at this time, but we hope to be able to improve our system to be able to serve you in the near future.

Recurring Programs

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 am

Open to all ages

Intermediate English Conversation Circle

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm at the Library

Virtual Knitting Circle

Last Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm on Zoom

Library Book Groups

Currently, most groups are meeting in person with a hybrid option.

Be sure to register to indicate if you're joining in person or via Zoom!

Check out the schedule and pick up a book today!

For Teens and Tweens!

Summer Dungeons & Dragons Adventure

Thursdays, Starting July 11, 1-30-3:30 pm at the Library

Teen Volunteer Shelf Reader Training

Thursday, July 11 at 3:30 pm at the Library

Teen Volunteer Kids' Program Training

Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 pm at the Library

Kids Corner!

Regular Summer Storytimes will begin July 1

Summer Reading Begins June 15!

Stories on Mondays

Toddlers at 10 am

Big Kids at 11 am

Preschool STEM

Tuesdays at 10am

PJ Storytime on Tuesdays

Now In Person at 6:30 pm!

Sensory Storytime

Wednesdays at 10 am

Registration required


Wednesdays at 11 am


Thursdays at 10 am (Ages 2-3)

Storytime on Fridays

For Babies at 10 am 

All-Ages at 11 am

Construction Zone

Saturday, July 6 at 10 am

Dads and Donuts

Saturday, July 13 at 10 am

Zoom Book Group, Grades 3-5

Tuesdays at 5:15 pm

On June 18, we will gather together for an end of the year Book Fun and Games! There will be NO meetings on July 2. We will begin discussing a new book, Stuart Little by E.B. White, on July 9!

Main Library Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed through October

MacKay is open!

  • Monday, 1-5pm
  • Wednesday, 3-6pm
  • Friday, 9:30am-1:30pm