National Library Week, April 13-19

Celebrate National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19, 2014). This year’s theme: Lives change @ your library, Honorary Chair, author,  Judy Blume.

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National Library Workers Day is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.Print

A Message from Judy Blume, National Library Week Honorary Chair

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CLAMS Mobile Catalog – no app required!

airpacCLAMS just made it easier to access the catalog  and your library account on mobile devices.
CLAMS now offers  ”AirPac” a new mobile catalog interface for smartphones.  On your smartphone, use a browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) and search library.clamsnet.org. It will automatically use the mobile interface, no need to download an app. You still have the option to select the full-screen version, but the mobile interface is much easier to read on smartphones — it is simplified for the small screen.
CLAMS continues to offer the Boopsie app an as alternate mobile catalog.

Like Gone Girl? Try these ebooks next!

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Gone Girl Read-a-likes ebook & eaudios

Downloads to Blackberry no longer supported (April 10th -)

Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading eBooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will be dedicated to it.
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Library cards

Did you know you may now apply for a CLAMS library card online?
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West Tisbury Library grand re-opening

The West Tisbury Free Public Library  celebrated the grand re-opening of the library at 1042 State Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575 on March 22nd.   View construction images and images of the newly renovated library.

 

Adobe Security alert (ebook users)

Adobe has confirmed that OverDrive library users with activated Adobe eBook accounts may have been affected by the security breach of customer data on their servers.  OverDrive supplies ebooks to CLAMS. Adobe is in the process of resetting all user passwords and notifying patrons.
Read OverDrive’s full blog post.
See Adobe’s Announcement 

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact OverDrive’s Support team.

Award winner: Nobel Prize in Literature

Canadian author, Alice Munro, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Read more about it here.

Award Winner – Booker Prize

Eleanor Catton  has won the Man Booker prize  2013 with her novel “The Luminaries“.   Read more about it.   

Tom Clancy : in memorium

Bestselling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan character, passed away earlier this month.  He was the author of The Hunt for Red October Clear and Present Danger and many other novels.   His forthcoming book, Command Authority is due to be published in December 2013. Find his titles in CLAMS. Tom Clancy: Remembering a Technothriller Master: Library Journal.

What is the Value of Your Library Use?

Do you ever wonder how much all those DVDs, Books, magazines, etc. you borrow from your local library saves you in personal expense?    Even if you rarely borrow  items but you use the library  for computer use,  to read the newspaper or, your favorite magazine  check out our library value calculator  just for fun!