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April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry MonthNational Poetry Month was founded by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996 with an aim to:

Academy of American Poets

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New Year


Find some great New Year Resolutions inspiration – see our carousel of titles.


Future Releases for Fiction Titles

Jan 2016Here’s the new future releases list for fiction titles. This list is updated weekly.

Add yourself to the list now and get the title sooner when it’s released.

View all of the future releases, new, and popular titles in CLAMS online library catalog.


Download the CLAMS Library Network App

CLAMS Mobile App linkDid you know that the CLAMS library network has a mobile app? You can download the app for your phone or tablet directly from the app store by searching for “CLAMS library” or follow the link on our apps page:

From the CLAMS mobile app you can search the catalog, place requests on items, download eBooks and eAudiobooks, view your online account, find a library’s information and events, scan a book’s ISBN, and follow the CLAMS library network on Facebook and Twitter.

Download the app today.


What do you want to read or view in the next few months?

Lots of great new titles coming soon to a CLAMS library near you!  Browse and place holds. summerlong Looking for Future Releases?  Find them with the New and Popular Titles.


National Book Awards 2014 Finalists

The finalists for the National Book Awards 2014 have been announced on NPR.
The National Book awards are for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young adult literature.  Among the titles are: Lila by Marilynne Robinson, All the Light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr, The Meaning of Human Existence by
Edward O. Wilson.
 See the full list.
2014 Finalists announced by Mitchell Kaplan on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Search the CLAMS Catalog
Find many of these titles to download.



Man Booker 2014 winner announced

Richard Flanagan has won the Man Booker prize for Fiction 2014 with his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  Available as a print book and eBook from CLAMS.


Tom Clancy : in memoriam

Bestselling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan character, passed away earlier this month.  He was the author of The Hunt for Red October Clear and Present Danger and many other novels.   His forthcoming book, Command Authority is due to be published in December 2013. Find his titles in CLAMS. Tom Clancy: Remembering a Technothriller Master: Library Journal.


eBook and download Audio book users

For privacy reasons, starting on May 1st, 2013 if you log in to your digital account using your library card number, you will also need a PIN (personal identification number). If you do not already have a PIN or, if you have forgotten your PIN, please set up a PIN here. You may use the same PIN that you use for regular CLAMS catalog transactions. Questions? Contact your local public library.


Finding information is faster with the CLAMS Libraries mobile app

Join CLAMS’ mobile community now to place materials on hold, renew borrowed items, find  CLAMS libraries and hours, and download e-books, e-audio and video through Overdrive in one step.  The mobile app has a great new way to search: just type the first couple of letters of words. To find titles by James Patterson simply type ” ja pat”.

Use your mobile device to scan the ISBN bar code of any book in a store and the CLAMS Libraries mobile app will automatically scan the CLAMS catalog for the title and place a hold on it if it is in the collection. The CLAMS Libraries mobile app provides instant information anytime

More information about CLAMS and your mobile device.