Chelsea Public Library is working toward opening it's doors to the public, but in the meantime we are excited to extend our pickup service by starting a pickup window on Monday, June 22nd! The window will be open Monday through Friday, 2 - 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM.
You can still request items by using the Google Form on our website, but we are hoping this will make the process easier and more accessible. You can request specific titles, recommendations based on interest or subject, a picture book bundle (10 picture books), interlibrary loans, or copies/prints/faxes (Black/white copies/prints are 20 cents a page/side, color copies/prints and faxes are $1 a page/side).
Please continue to return materials by using the book drop outside the library, do not bring returns to the pickup window. We are also unable to accept any book or media donations at this time, thank you for your understanding! Please do not put any donations in the book drop or leave outside the library.
Our summer reading program begins next week! The theme this year is "Imagine your story." Register here.
There are a couple of ways you can participate: 1) Track the number of books you read and submit a reading log, 2) Complete a combination of reading challenges and activities using the CPL Summer Reading Bingo sheet on our website, or 3) pick up a craft kit from the library on Fridays during the Chelsea Farmers Market.
All kids who submit either a reading log or complete five squares of the bingo sheet will receive a prize at the end of the summer. Teens and adults may enter to win one of our raffle prizes (one entry per book). Prizes include items and gift cards from local Chelsea businesses. All updates and information will be posted on the Summer Reading page of our website.
It can be difficult to request items without browsing, so pictures of new and recently returned items will be posted on Facebook to assist. View this Google Doc for a list of items recently added to our collection or visit our catalog. A list of items added earlier this year will be posted on the website soon. Feel free to contact the library if you would like assistance in choosing a title!
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