CLAMS – 2014: a Year in Review

2014 A Year in Review

Norman Bridwell

cliffordNorman Bridwell, the creator of  the much loved children’s series of books “Clifford the Big Red Dog“,  has passed away at his Martha’s Vineyard home.
NPR article.

Boston Bruins 8th Annual PJ Drive

pjdriveThe Hyannis Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5T – 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth. You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations to the Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis, MA  February 1 – March 2, 2015. For more information please go to or call 508-775-2280.

P.D. James, mystery writer, “Queen of Crime”

P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime” and creator of the Adam Dalgliesh  mysteries and Death comes to Pemberley, has passed away.  Find her novels in the CLAMS catalog. 
New York times article

National Book Awards 2014 Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Awards 2014 have been announced on NPR.
The National Book awards are for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult literature.  Among the titles are: Lila by Marilynne Robinson, All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr, The Meaning of Human Existence by
Edward O. Wilson.
 See the full list.
2014 Finalists announced by Mitchell Kaplan on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Search the CLAMS Catalog
Find many of these titles to download.


Man Booker 2014 winner announced

Richard Flanagan has won the Man Booker prize for Fiction 2014 with his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  Available as a print book and eBook from CLAMS.

Libraries and eBooks

This recent article from discusses eBooks and Libraries.
Why It’s Difficult for Your Library to lend Ebooks.


Cape & Islands digital titles

Cape Cod

Check out the new Cape & Islands featured list on the CLAMS Digital Downloads website.  It’s a mix of eBooks and eAudios, fiction and non-fiction.


Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning chronicler Of Apartheid has passed away.
NPR article
NY Times
Find her works in the CLAMS Catalog

Hero of popular book “Unbroken” passes away

unbroken“Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.”

Read more here
Find Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. in the CLAMS catalog.
CLAMS also has the eBook and eAudio.