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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.

Art of PieKate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.
“If you are a first time pie maker, the words in the book are the very same ones I share in the pie making workshops and I hope they will give you the confidence to dip your hands into the baking bowl,” said author, Kate McDermott. “A recipe is a starting place, so feel free to experiment with different seasonings and flavor combinations that please you. I hope you will enjoy the stories in Art of the Pie as well as the recipes. It was a labor of love to write it for you.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks and to get started reading, all that is needed is a CLAMS library card. Art of the Pie can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle® [U.S. Libraries only] without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the CLAMS Library Network, OverDrive, and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. Library readers voted Art of the Pie as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. To borrow the eBook, readers can visit https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/.

For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.

About OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com

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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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New Look Featured Titles

 

Browse hundreds of recent may_bbqadditions, eBooks and monthly theme titles in the CLAMS new look  “Featured Titles”  section.  Click on the images below and link directly  into the Catalog.
May is barbecue month – have fun browsing!

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State Funding for Library Resource Sharing down 30%

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) has published an infographic to show how “State Funding Cuts Are Putting Library Resource Sharing At Risk.”

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eBook resources

You may already know that you can download eBooks and eAudio Books at no cost from the CLAMS Digital Downloads site with your CLAMS library card.  There are other great resources too right here in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Libraries – eBooks for Everyone.

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What’s OverDrive Listen?

OverDrive ListenNever wait for audiobooks to download again. Enjoy them right in your browser with OverDrive Listen. Continue reading

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How To Spotlight: Load Up with eBooks & eAudios

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Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Videos are available to all CLAMS library network card holders. Continue reading

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eBook, eAudio users

Do you use the CLAMS Digital Downloads service?  Now you may renew eBooks and eAudios if there is no waiting list on the title. How to renew digital titles.

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Libraries and eBooks

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

 

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Cape & Islands digital titles

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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.

 

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