C O M I N G S O O N !
CLAMS will launch our new text messaging service powered by Shoutbomb on March 1st, 2018.
With the Shoutbomb Text Messaging Service, you can use your mobile phone to:
- Receive text notices about: your holds that are available, items that are due soon, overdues, and fines.
- Send a text to renew an item.
- Receive text alerts for other cards within your family.
All you need is a text messaging capable phone and a subscription to a text messaging plan with your wireless carrier. You do not need a smartphone.
Check back on March 1st for a link to our sign-up page.
NOTE: There is no charge from the library for this service; however, you may see a charge for incoming text messages at the standard rate applied by your cell phone carrier, depending on your plan or package.
Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2017 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2018!
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
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
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.
We’re currently at 301,924 checkouts and 92.7% to that goal!
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.
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.
Join #BigLibraryRead, the largest global eBook club! 📖
The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Continue reading
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.”