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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?”

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Recordings Selected for the 2016 National Recording Registry

2016 Recording Registry
According to the News from the Library of Congress, on March 29, 2017, the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, named 25 recordings to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress because of their, “cultural, artistic and historical importance to American society and the nation’s audio heritage.”

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Encore & Classic Catalog

Beginning March 27th, 2017 we will have two search catalogs. Our main (primary) search catalog, Encore, will be accessible at encore.clamsnet.org, and the Classic catalog will be accessible at library.clamsnet.org/search. We are keeping a link to Classic, for users who prefer the, “old catalog.”

If you have bookmarked, clamsnet.org, library.clamsnet.org, and/or encore.clamsnet.org you will go directly to our Encore (primary) catalog. If you have bookmarked library.clamsnet.org/search you will go to our Classic (old) catalog. You can also click on the link listed in the footer of Encore to go to the Classic catalog.

ENCORE CATALOG

Encore Homepage

 

CLASSIC CATALOG

Classic Catalog

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Library Read, March 16th – March 30th, 2017

 

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

Art of the Pie will teach readers to make homemade crusts, filling and all that is pie  in digital book club, Big Library Read

No baking class needed, just a library card. The CLAMS Library Network is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. CLAMS users will be able to borrow the eBook,  Art of the Pie: one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie-guru Kate McDermott, The Big Library Read starts Thursday, March 16 and concludes on Thursday, March 30. Join the eBook Club visiting https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library. Continue reading

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2016 A Year In Review

Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2016 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2017!

CLAMS Library Network 2016 A Year in Review. New borrowers 15,158. Total checkouts 3 million. Total number of new material added to the network's collection, new titles 35,417, new items 149,338. 2016 circulation statistics, checkouts and renewals 3,030,453, holds fulfilled 459,107, most popular material type is DVD. Total eContent checkouts and renewals 274,364. 2016 eContent circulation statistics, eBook checkouts 202,177, eAudio and eVideo 72,187. Total number of records in CLAMS. 581,600 titles. 260,049 patrons. 1,668,596 items.

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