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September 18th, 2017 is Read an eBook Day



September 18th, 2017 is Read an 
eBook Day!

 

What is Read an eBook Day? Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favorite eBook from your library.

Join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading, stories about why you love eBooks and by using the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.

Participate for a chance to win a Kobo Aura One eReader

This year for Read an eBook day (September 18th), OverDrive wants to hear YOUR story on why you love eBooks! Every follower of OverDrive (Facebook: OverDrive for Libraries or Twitter: @OverDriveLibs) that shares their story by posting a video will have a chance to win a Kobo Aura One eReader!

How to submit your story & enter for a chance to win
1) Record a short video on why YOU love eBooks
2) Upload the video to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the
#eBookLove👈*make sure to use this #*
3) Submit videos through August 31st – voting will begin in September.

 

Visit http://readanebookday.com/ for more information.

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Your Voice Your Library – SURVEY

Your Voice Your Library Surgey

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), your state agency, is conducting a study to help us understand who uses which library and why. The goal is to level the playing field for all sizes of libraries in the Commonwealth.

Through August 2017, MBLC is asking all library patrons to
participate in our Massachusetts Public Library Patron Survey. It should only take 8-10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous.
https://tinyurl.com/mblcsurvey

If you have any questions please reach out to a librarian.
By completing our survey you are eligible to enter a prize draw for an iPad.
Prizes will be announced at the end of the summer.

 

Participants have the option to provide their email address and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Pro, to be awarded on September 15, 2017.
Three iPads will be given: one to a patron who lives in the eastern part of the state, one in the central area, and one in western Massachusetts.

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Cover Art Display Issues Online

Currently, we are experiencing display issues of cover art in our online catalogs and book widgets. Our vendor is aware of the issue. Book widgets have been disabled. Please go to the Classic Catalog to view lists: http://library.clamsnet.org/screens/newpoptitles_print.html

You may also be experiencing connectivity issues with accessing ProQuest sites, e.g. ancestry.com. They are working to resolve these issues

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE: Service has been restored. You can read more about this event on the ProQuest blog. See http://www.proquest.com/blog/pqblog/2017/

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What’s Your Four?

MBLC What's Your Four Summer Reading


The CLAMS Library Network asks, “What’s Your Four?”

Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. Because of this, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and CLAMS libraries are challenging residents to choose four books to read over the summer months, and to share their selections on social media through a campaign called “What’s Your Four?”

Summer reading provides free family fun for all of our residents. More importantly, it helps young students stay ahead academically.

After selecting four books, participants are asked to post the titles and authors to their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, along with a picture of them reading, and to mark the post with the hashtag #WhatsYourFour? Readers are also encouraged to tag their friends in the post to ask them to participate as well. Together, these posts will show people from all over Massachusetts sharing in the fun of reading, and will encourage children and teens to read this summer.

“Children are more likely to pick up a book if they see a role model who enjoys reading” noted MBLC director Dianne Carty “The ‘What’s Your Four’ campaign is meant to encourage our youngest residents to not only read during the summer, but to become lifelong readers.”

Massachusetts Summer Library Programs are held at local public libraries across the Commonwealth. In addition to hosting reading programs, libraries provide a variety of other events for local residents including story times, author talks and concerts. On average, 350 libraries offer statewide summer reading each year with over 400,000 participants of all ages. Children, teens and adults who are interested in taking part in a summer library program or the “What’s Your Four?” initiative can find more information at www.readsinma.org.

Need suggestions?

OverDrive Summer Reading
https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/97655 (Teens)
https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/97654 (Kids)

Cape Cod & Islands – School Summer Reading Lists
http://info.clamsnet.org/summer-reading-2017/

 

Happy reading!

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Meet Libby

Meet OverDrive's New App - LibbyMeet Libby

Did you know the CLAMS Library Network has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? Go to clamsnet.overdrive.com for titles. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy
It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book.

Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.

—- Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We’re trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don’t love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we’re adding features and squashing bugs every day. Happy reading.

 

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OverDrive Summer Read Program for Teens & Kids

Summer Reading 2017 eBooks

 

We are excited to announce that the CLAMS Library Network will participate in OverDrive’s Summer Read program.

OverDrive Summer Read June 7 – August 7

OverDrive Summer Read is an annual program designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long. The titles selected can supplement other summer reading programs, and will offer free, simultaneous access to users from June 7th–August 7th.

View the lists:
https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/97655 (Teens)
https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/97654 (Kids)

PLEASE NOTE:  These eBook titles may not be on your school’s summer reading list. Please check with your school’s summer reading list for titles.

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Big Library Read June 12th – June 26th, 2017

Big Library ReadThe CLAMS Library Network is Participating in World’s Largest Global eBook Club

 

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

The Other Einstein

by Marie Benedict

June 12th – 26th, 2017

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

Borrow The Other Einstein now.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a CLAMS library card. The Other Einstein can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the CLAMS Library Network, OverDrive, and Sourcebooks, publisher of The Other Einstein. Library readers voted The Other Einstein as their choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/.

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com

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ALA Celebrates LGBTQ+ Book Month

In 2015 the American Library Association declared June as GLBT Book Month. It is, “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay,  lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.” Continue reading

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Classic Catalog Becomes Primary Search Method

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the Classic Catalog will become our main (primary) search method.

Classic Catalog

Our new “Encore” discovery catalog is still available.
From May 1 on, either follow the link from the Classic catalog or bookmark https://encore.clamsnet.org.

Visit our  Encore FAQs page to learn more.

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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry MonthNational Poetry Month was founded by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 with an aim to:

Academy of American Poets

View our digital book display of American poetry titles on our Homepage or check out a full list of American poetry titles available in CLAMS in our Encore catalog.

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