September 18th, 2017 is Read an eBook Day!
What is Read an eBook Day? Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favorite eBook from your library.
Join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading, stories about why you love eBooks and by using the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.
Participate for a chance to win a Kobo Aura One eReader
This year for Read an eBook day (September 18th), OverDrive wants to hear YOUR story on why you love eBooks! Every follower of OverDrive (Facebook: OverDrive for Libraries or Twitter: @OverDriveLibs) that shares their story by posting a video will have a chance to win a Kobo Aura One eReader!
How to submit your story & enter for a chance to win
1) Record a short video on why YOU love eBooks
2) Upload the video to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the
#eBookLove👈*make sure to use this #*
3) Submit videos through August 31st – voting will begin in September.
Visit http://readanebookday.com/ for more information.
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), your state agency, is conducting a study to help us understand who uses which library and why. The goal is to level the playing field for all sizes of libraries in the Commonwealth.
Through August 2017, MBLC is asking all library patrons to
participate in our Massachusetts Public Library Patron Survey. It should only take 8-10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous.
If you have any questions please reach out to a librarian.
By completing our survey you are eligible to enter a prize draw for an iPad.
Prizes will be announced at the end of the summer.
Participants have the option to provide their email address and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Pro, to be awarded on September 15, 2017.
Three iPads will be given: one to a patron who lives in the eastern part of the state, one in the central area, and one in western Massachusetts.
The CLAMS Library Network asks, “What’s Your Four?”
Children who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading-comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books. Because of this, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and CLAMS libraries are challenging residents to choose four books to read over the summer months, and to share their selections on social media through a campaign called “What’s Your Four?”
Summer reading provides free family fun for all of our residents. More importantly, it helps young students stay ahead academically.
After selecting four books, participants are asked to post the titles and authors to their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, along with a picture of them reading, and to mark the post with the hashtag #WhatsYourFour? Readers are also encouraged to tag their friends in the post to ask them to participate as well. Together, these posts will show people from all over Massachusetts sharing in the fun of reading, and will encourage children and teens to read this summer.
“Children are more likely to pick up a book if they see a role model who enjoys reading” noted MBLC director Dianne Carty “The ‘What’s Your Four’ campaign is meant to encourage our youngest residents to not only read during the summer, but to become lifelong readers.”
Massachusetts Summer Library Programs are held at local public libraries across the Commonwealth. In addition to hosting reading programs, libraries provide a variety of other events for local residents including story times, author talks and concerts. On average, 350 libraries offer statewide summer reading each year with over 400,000 participants of all ages. Children, teens and adults who are interested in taking part in a summer library program or the “What’s Your Four?” initiative can find more information at www.readsinma.org.
OverDrive Summer Reading
Cape Cod & Islands – School Summer Reading Lists
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.
1. Fish out your library card
2. Open the Libby app
3. Find your local library
4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy
It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book.
Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.
—- Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We’re trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don’t love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we’re adding features and squashing bugs every day. Happy reading.
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
Here’s a list of some new features and search tips you can use in Encore.
Thanks to all of our patrons for making 2016 a great year for CLAMS.
Here’s to an even better 2017!
According 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
- Atomic Cafe (1982)
- Ball of Fire (1941)
- Beau Brummels, The (1928)
- Birds, The (1963)
- Blackboard Jungle (1955)
- Breakfast Club, The (1985)
- Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
- East of Eden (1955)
- Funny Girl (1968)
- Life of an American Fireman (1903)
- Lion King, The (1994)
- Lost Horizon (1937)
- Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
- Paris Is Burning (1990)
- Point Blank (1967)
- Princess Bride, The (1987)
- Putney Swope (1969)
- Rushmore (1998)
- Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
- Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
- Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
- Thelma & Louise (1991)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
- Walk in the Sun, A (1945)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
“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
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.