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CLAMS Libraries Closed for Presidents Day

CLAMS libraries will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.

The library is always open online. Please check out eBooks & eAudios from OverDrive or Commonwealth eBook Collections.

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2017 A Year In Review

Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2017 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2018!

2017 A Year in Review (Circulation Statistics for calendar year 2017). 15,326 new borrowers. 2.94 million total checkouts. Total number of material added to the network's collection in 2017: 33,511 new titles and 146,329 new items.  2,938,632 checkouts and renewals. 525,123 holds fulfilled. Most popular material type last year was a book. Total eContent (note: OverDrive stats only) checkouts last year was 314,939. 226,538 eBook checkouts and 88,533 eAudio or eVideo checkouts. Total number of records in CLAMS: 596,164 titles, 260,979 patrons, and 1,685,839 items. Sources: Sierra and OverDrive Marketplace accessed January 8, 2018.

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Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. “Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year’s registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725, which is a small fraction of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.3 million items.” — LOC Blog

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Congratulations To Our Star Libraries


Library Journal's America's Star Libraries
Congratulations to our star libraries!

Library Journal (LJ) has just announced this year’s star libraries. We are so happy to see that 10 of the 12 star libraries in Massachusetts are members of the CLAMS Library Network! Continue reading

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Digital Media Checkout Challenge 2017

Digital Dash Checkout Challenge 2017

Digital Dash – Checkout Challenge

The CLAMS Library Network is on a mission: Get more people to try digital reading!

While we have offered eBooks and eAudiobooks to the community through our partnership with OverDrive for 8 years, we know that many people are still surprised to learn their library card gives them access to thousands of FREE digital titles.

Throughout the rest of this year, the CLAMS Library Network is participating in OverDrive’s “Digital Dash” checkout challenge.

Our 2017 total checkout goal for OverDrive is: 325,572
Right now, we’re 79% to that goal.

12/19/2017 UPDATE
We’re currently at 301,924 checkouts and 92.7% to that goal!

87 Percent to Goal

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CLAMS Mobile App Temporarily Out of Service

CLAMS Mobile App

UPDATE: As of 4:30PM 12/7/2017 
The app is back online.

Our mobile app is temporarily out of service. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are currently working with our app developer, Boopsie, to get our app back up and running.

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Novels Written During NaNoWriMo

What is NaNoWriMo?
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Go to nanowrimo.org for more information.

To checkout digital titles written during NaNoWriMo view our list on OverDrive.

 

 

 

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

October Big Library Read

 

Join #BigLibraryRead, the largest global eBook club! 📖

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week is celebrated every year. According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.”

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