Welcome to the Byam School Library


The Chelmsford Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge is all online this year! To sign up, you may go to the link provided below. I have also provided a PDF of a guide to help you access the program. I encourage everyone to take part in this program and to read as much as you can this summer!

NEW! Dav Pilkey has a website where you can watch videos, learn how to draw his characters, and more! Go to

NEW! J. K. Rowling has created a website called Harry Potter at Home.  An account must be created to access the website.  Go to

Follett School Solutions is providing free access to their library of ebooks until June 30, 2020.  Use this link to log in:
https://www.destinydiscover.com/aasp/ui/pick/picked  and click on Go.  Email me at barrettb@chelmsford.k12.ma.us for login credentials.

TIME fo Kids is offering free access to its library of K-6 digital issues.  To sign up, go to http://time.com/tfk-free

Here are some other awesome websites you can access for free!

Tumblebooks – Click the link to the right, then scroll down and click the link on the right.
Encyclopedia Britannica – Click the link to the left.  Lots of information as well as some games.
BrainPop Jr. – Click the link to the left.  Students may log in through their Clever account.
Kids InfoBits – Click the link to the left.
http://stories.audible.com– Great audiobooks.
http://juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home – Click on the school-level bookstream of your choice.  The selection of books changes regularly.
http://storylineonline.net – Actors reading stories
Chelmsford public and school Librarians read to kids. Comcast 22 or Verizon 36 @ 10am, 2pm, and 7pm.
or use this link at any time with your Chelmsford library card.


Peter H. Reynolds, author, who has visited Byam, Facebook Live daily at 12 noon.


Donate a Book to the Byam School Library!!

Donate a Book to the Byam School Library!!

A program has been set up to donate new books to the Byam School library!  This is a great way to honor a favorite teacher or celebrate an event such as a student’s birthday.  At the end of the school year, a book can be donated to celebrate a student’s moving on to middle school.

A wish list has been created on the amazon.com website.  Books are available in a range of prices.  Use the following link to access the wish list:




In order to specify who you want the book dedicated to, just put the desired wording for the dedication in the “gift message” box, and a book plate will be placed in the book with that dedication when it is received.  The book will then be cataloged and added to the library’s collection.


If you have any questions, please e-mail me at barrettb@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.  Thank you for your support of the Byam School Library!