Library Summer Programs 2019

See the attachment below for a list of 2019 Library Summer Programs.

Bridge Closure Announcement

The bridge on the far end of Ireland Street, near the Worthington town line, will be closed from July 18, 2018 through November 1, 2018 for repairs.  Signs are in place indicating the detour route.



Summer Library Events - Summer Reading 2018

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Science Tellers Wild West:  The mystery of the haunted piano on Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00 at the Chesterfield Community Center.  This interactive story allows kids of all ages to explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. Don't miss this classic action packed western with "notes" of science.  This program is funded by a multigenerational grant awarded by Highland Valley Elder services to the Chesterfield COA in partnership with the Chesterfield Library.



On Wednesday, July 18 at 11:00 in the Chesterfield Town Hall, "Lively Dance" -  an introduction to Jazz Dance will be taught by Martha Lively, a local dance artist and instructor of Ashfield.  This class is a wonderful introduction to the world of Jazz, taught in a fun and creative way.  Learn basic jazz steps through a warm up, movement across the floor and end in a funky combination.  Come and get your groove on!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is for students of all ages.


Blast Off with Ed the Wizard!  Build and fly air powered rockets and airplanes on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 in the Chesterfield Town Hall.  This workshop is funded by the Chesterfield Cultural Council and is limited to 30 participants.  Have fun learning about the basic properties of flight and aerodynamics.  Ed has designed and prepared the rocket and airplane kits that will be used and are propelled by a force of air, not by air tossing.  This will be an educational and enjoyable experience!




All programs are free and open to the public. For more info. please contact the Chesterfield Public Library at 296-4735 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Our hours are Mondays 2 - 7,   Wednesdays 10 – 4, and on Saturdays 9 - 1


RFP for North Road and Damon Pond Road Engineering

The Town of Chesterfield is requesting proposals for engineering design and construction phase services in connection with its plans to reconstruct North Road and Damon Pond Road commencing at the North Road/Main Road intersection and ending at the Goshen town line on Damon Pond Road for a total of approximately 2.5 miles.

To be eligible to submit a proposal, the firm must be pre-qualified for design of highway projects by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Highway Division 

A copy of the Town’s RFP is attached below (please notify the Town Administrator if you will obtaining the RFP from the website).

*** Please note an updated version of Appendix A has been attached. ***

All responses to the Town’s RFP are due by Monday, July 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., delivered to the Chesterfield Town Office, 422 Main Road or by mail at PO Box 299, Chesterfield, MA 01012.  Late proposals will not be accepted.

The Town retains the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all proposals if in the Town’s best interest.

Download this file (North and Damon Appendix A.pdf)Updated Appendix A[ ]8609 kB
Download this file (North and Damon Pond Road RFP.pdf)North and Damon Pond Road RFP.pdf[ ]13304 kB

RFP for FY 2018 CDBG Grant Preparation and Administration










As the lead community for a regional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application, the Chesterfield Select Board invites proposals for qualified grant application and administrative services. Potential towns to be included in the CDBG application are Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Westhampton Williamsburg, and Worthington.  Programs and activities may include Housing Rehabilitation, Planning and Social Service Program Administration.  Activities are detailed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).




Copies of the RFP will be available at the Select Board’s Office on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, on the Town of Chesterfield’s website at or may be obtained electronically by calling the Town at (413) 296-4771 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Proposals are to be delivered in person or by mail to the Select Board’s Office located at 422 Main Road, PO Box 299, Chesterfield, MA  01012.  All proposals must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27,2017 to be considered.  Proposals will be opened publically and read aloud at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017.  Proposals submitted by fax or by electronic mail will not be considered.




Qualified parties must submit proposals for the following components of the regional CDBG grant:




I.       Grant Preparation Services:  Review of Community Development Strategies if needed in the multiple town area to determine need and priorities, advertise and attend all required Public Hearings, request proposals from social service providers, complete all plans and certification forms as required by the Department of Housing and Community Development, complete project packets and appendices for all components of regional application. 




II.    Complete Grant Management Services:  General administrative responsibilities related to CDBG funding, including but not limited to; environmental review, timely expenditure compliance, financial and outcome based reporting, and other administrative tasks as required by contract agreement. Program Delivery consists of regional implementation of the following programs: Housing Rehabilitation, Planning activity and Social Service Programs.




The right is reserved to waive any irregularities, reject any and all bids, or to accept the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the Town of Chesterfield. 




The Town is an EOE/AA Employer.  Section 3 qualified applicants are also encouraged. Accommodations will be made for those who require them.






Roger A. Fuller


Select Board Chair