Library

The Library has now reopened to the public with no restrictions

Mission Statement

The Chesterfield Public Library is the community connection to reading, lifelong learning, and personal enrichment for people of all ages. The library maintains an open, unbiased environment and upholds the public's right of access to information. The library also serves as an informal community gathering place.

Services

In house and online materials and resources are available to you. Browse and place holds for delivery with your library card by clicking here for books, ebooks, magazines, audios, movies, music, and databases.

Can't find it in the CWMARS catalog? Search other libraries across Massachusetts through the Commonwealth Catalog by clicking here

For your electronic devices, explore Libby the library reading app by clicking here or searching for the free Libby app in your app store.

Wifi access is available to the public 24/7 on the Library grounds and 2 public computers are available for for use by patrons.

Children's Storytime

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 AM! All ages welcome.

For other children's storytimes, art projects, science experiments, sing-a-longs, and more, go the following state website and enjoy!

Access the statewide calendar listings of free virtual library program events at this website.

2022 Special Programming

We have some fantastic programs coming up, plus our Wednesdays in July series! All programs are free and open to the public. See our Calendar Events for further details.

  • Celebrate Mayday - Weave a basket, pot a pansy on Saturday 4/30 from 9 AM-1 PM.
  • River Run Rabbitry - with local resident Judy Press. The library will be hopping on Saturday 6/4 from 10 AM-12 PM.

       Save the Dates for Wednesdays in July!

  • Birds of Prey - with Tom Ricardi on Wednesday 7/6 at 10:30 AM sponsored by our local COA multi-generational grant funds.
  • Tanglewood Marionettes - perform Cinderella on Wednesday 7/13 at 10:30 AM. This is funded in part by the Chesterfield and Goshen Cultural Councils along with Chesterfield COA grant funds
  • Talewise - A mix of storytelling and fun audience participation in science experiments on Wednesday 7/20 at 10:30 AM, and funded through a grant by the Chesterfield COA.
  • Ink Designing- with local artist Helena Garcia will be an ongoing offering on Wednesday 7/27 from 9:30-11:30 AM funding supplied by the Chesterfield Council on Aging Multi-generational grant.

2022 Library Pass Program

Passes to local Museums and destinations are now available at the Library!  Passes can be checked out during open library hours. The passes are expected to be returned promptly after use so they can be available for others and can be returned in our outside return box if the library is closed. If you need more information or have questions about specific passes and library events please come by or contact the library by phone 296-4735 or email chesterfieldpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

We are grateful to the Friends of the Library who have provided funding for 4 new passes this year!

  • USS Constitution Ship Museum in Boston
  • DCR MASS PARKS
  • Clark Museum in Williamstown
  • Berkshire museum in Pittsfield (discounted pass).
  • Springfield Museums (discounted pass)
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield
  • MASS MoCA in North Adams

Friends of the Chesterfield Public Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Chesterfield Public Library is to foster support for the Chesterfield Public Library in the community. Library lovers are invited to join this group that has produced author talks and the popular town phone book, sponsored summer reading programs, purchased needed equipment, and wonderful museum passes. It's easy to become a Friend of the Chesterfield Public Library, simply add your contact information to our clipboard at the library where you can also make suggestions for future activities. Friends help the library and make fun and friends while at it. Meetings are short and few, ususally an annual meeting with project groups getting together as needed. You can also get any questions answered and join with a phone call to FOL president Sarah Prince at 413-296-9201. 

Need a library card? Complete the "Library Registration Card Form" (see upper left link) and bring it to the library. Forms may be dropped in the book return when the library is closed. Please note that the form requests a license or ID#. This should be an identification number other than your social security number. If you already have a CWMARS card from another library, you do not need to register for an additional card.

What is anti-racism?  It includes beliefs, actions, movements, and policies adopted or developed to oppose racism.  Learn more through books, films, podcasts, organizations, social media, and more at the website. Check it out!
 
Books to Spare? Donations are accepted throughout the year during open library hours. Please DO NOT leave outside when the library is closed.
 
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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Cynthia Squier Librarian

Board Members

Name Title
Amy Gavalis Library Trustee
Jennifer Peotter Library Trustee
Linda Urban-Lyon Library Trustee