Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–8pm
Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturdays: 10am–3pm
Sunday: 1–5pm

Due to current recommendations of the Washtenaw County Health Department and CDC, CDL staff will wear masks and will require masks at in-person library programs. We encourage all of our community to help keep the library open and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 by wearing masks while visiting.

Library Highlights

Teens Need a Last Minute Gift?

That Thursday Thing:
Last Minute Laser Gifts
Thursday, Dec. 16
Ingenuity Engine
Ages 13–18 | Drop-in
Join us in the Ingenuity Engine to use the laser cutter for a last-minute keychain or piece of jewelry for anyone left on your list, or make yourself a piece to wear to your family holiday party!

Explore Your Family Tree!

Brighten the dinnertime conversation around the holidays with fun historical facts about your family! The Library's Ancestry.com license will function outside the library through December of 2021. Happy researching!

Help Create Community Art!

Collaborative Community Quilt Days
Wednesdays | 3:30–5pm
Dec. 8, 15 | Jan. 5, 12, 19
Ingenuity Engine
Registration preferred
Community members of all ages and abilities are invited to join us to learn how to create a square which will be added to the quilt and displayed in the library.

Get in the Hometown Holiday Spirit!

A Jan Brett Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 9 
Reading Garden
3:30–5pm | All Ages
Meet a winter pony, listen to a classic caroling from the Arbor Consort, and cozy up with cocoa and Jan Brett read-alouds in the Reading Garden!

Friends Used Book Sale

Saturday, Dec. 11
Library Basement
Get all of your last-minute stocking stuffers at the Friends Used Book Sale! In addition to the incredible collection of used books, movies, and music, the Friends are also selling custom-made ornaments!

Renew or Apply for a New Library Card
Browse books, media, and more

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CDL is feeling festive this December with Chelsea's Hometown Holiday! Vote for our decorated light pole, join us for a Jan Brett Holiday, and most of all, help us in the spirit of giving by donating to our Helping Hands Supply Drive!

Help homeless teens this winter at the Helping Hands Teen Supply Drive. In partnership with Ozone House, we will be collecting items through January 3. Please click here for a list of most needed items.

Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge
Dec. 1 – 31, 2021
Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. With reading suggestions, activities, and lots of fun for all ages from babies to adults, this all-virtual challenge will launch learning into outer space. Get started on Beanstack today!

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