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Congratulations To Our Star Libraries


Library Journal's America's Star Libraries
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

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Digital Media Checkout Challenge 2017

Digital Dash Checkout Challenge 2017

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.

11/30/2017 UPDATE
We’re currently at 285,070 checkouts and 87.5% to that goal!

87 Percent to Goal

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Swedish Academy has chosen Kazuo Ishiguro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Continue reading

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Meet Libby

Meet OverDrive's New App - LibbyMeet Libby

Did you know the CLAMS Library Network has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? Go to clamsnet.overdrive.com for titles. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Continue reading

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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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Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

2016-film-registryAccording to the News from the Library of Congress, on December 14, 2016 the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced, “the annual selection of 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.”

We have most of the titles available through CLAMS. If there is a title on the list unavailable in CLAMS you can request a title via the Commonwealth Catalog or contact your local library to receive the item via InterLibrary Loan.

Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

  1. Atomic Cafe (1982)
  2. Ball of Fire (1941)
  3. Beau Brummels, The (1928)
  4. Birds, The (1963)
  5. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
  6. Breakfast Club, The (1985)
  7. Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
  8. East of Eden (1955)
  9. Funny Girl (1968)
  10. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
  11. Lion King, The (1994)
  12. Lost Horizon (1937)
  13. Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
  14. Paris Is Burning (1990)
  15. Point Blank (1967)
  16. Princess Bride, The (1987)
  17. Putney Swope (1969)
  18. Rushmore (1998)
  19. Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
  20. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  21. Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
  22. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
  24. Walk in the Sun, A (1945)
  25. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
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2016 National Book Award Winner: Rep. John Lewis

March, Book 3 by Rep. John Lewis

“Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) won the Young People’s Literature award with his co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for “March: Book Three.” The graphic novel recounts Lewis’ experience during the civil rights movement.” — BookTV.

Read his incredible series March, available in CLAMS: http://bit.ly/2gBSKMn

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Programs Cape Cod & Island libraries

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.

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Featured service: passes

passes2Who 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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Librarian of Congress appointed

Dr. Carla Hayden Approved as Librarian of Congress

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