Banned Books Week (BBW) 2016 runs from Sept. 25 – Oct. 1.
“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. ”
ALA website http://www.ala.org/bbooks/
Top ten frequently challenged books lists of the 21st century
The top ten most frequently challenged books of 2015
Check out our featured list “Banned & Challenged Classics”.
Sign up for a library card in September.
Online sign up or visit a local CLAMS library.
The CLAMS library network added over 10,000 items to our catalog last month. Continue reading
There are lots of interesting and fun programs scheduled for adults and children at local CLAMS Member libraries over the coming months. Check out the CLAMS calendar and/or the CLAMS Facebook events page to see what’s happening or, check with your local CLAMS library.
Read the full description of the event to find out if a ticket or pre-registration is required.
When you search the CLAMS Catalog you will be invited to try our new Encore Search.
What is Encore?
Based on feedback from our users, CLAMS has added an intuitive, yet powerful search option that includes features common to search engines such as Google, commercial web sites, and social networking sites. It is a new way to search for books, DVDs, digital titles, etc. in the CLAMS libraries. Encore is particularly powerful when you begin with a broad search and want to narrow it down.
Encore integrates the patron’s OverDrive eBook checkouts and holds into “My Account” and allows access to articles from Gale General OneFile, an online reference resource provided through the state.
For more details please visit out Help Page.
Attention Cape & Islands students. We have your books for summer reading available in CLAMS. Continue reading
Who doesn’t like a discount? Your local CLAMS library may offer free- to-you, or discounted passes for: museums, art centers, and more. Check the online list and visit your library’s website for more information. Libraries will vary in selection, reservation, and lending policies.
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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
Due to a recent software upgrade there are some new features in the Commonwealth Catalog. The upgrade will allow users to:
- Cancel items in Retry status from the My Account menu.
- Items in search results will have Action Buttons on covers : Request This Item – if there is only one item; brings up the request form (or login) directly and View Details – if there is more than one item; brings up list of titles and locations.
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