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Summer Reading 2021

Summer 2021 School Reading Lists for Cape Cod and the Islands.  Return to the CLAMS Library Catalog to search for books and authors on these lists.  Many Summer Reading titles are available as downloadable audio books or eBooks.

Please check with your school or teacher to ensure that audio format meets their guidelines.  When you click on the links below you are connecting to a website outside of CLAMS.  CLAMS is not responsible for content or upkeep of these websites.  Contact the school if you have questions about a website.

If the information is currently unavailable please check back later. This page is updated as school lists become available.

BarnstableHarwich
Barnstable Elementary:
Grades 1- 3
Grades 4 & 5
Harwich ElementaryGrades K-4
Barnstable Intermediate:Grade 6
Grade 7
Monomoy Middle School All Grades
Barnstable Schools:Grades 8-12 Monomoy High School:
All Grades
Sturgis Charter School: East
West
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School:All Grades
BourneMashpee
Bourne Elementary:Pre K-Grade 4
Bourne Middle School: All Grades Mashpee Middle/High SchoolAll Grades
Bourne High School: Grades 9 – 12
Upper Cape Regional Technical School:Grades 9 – 12
ChathamMartha’s Vineyard
Chatham Elementary:All GradesChilmark School:Grades K-5
Monomoy Middle School: All Grades Edgartown School: All Grades
Monomoy Regional High School:All Grades
Tisbury School:
All Grades
Dennis YarmouthOak Bluffs School: All Grades
Ezra Baker Innovation:W. Tisbury School: Grade 6
Nathaniel Wixon:Martha’s Vineyard High School:All Grades
Mattacheese Middle School:All GradesMVPCS:All Grades
D-Y Regional:Nantucket
Nantucket Elementary: All Grades
FalmouthCyrus Peirce Middle School: Grade 8
Morse Pond:Grades 5 & 6Nantucket High School: All Grades
Falmouth Middle & High School:All Grades
Nauset Public Schools
Other Schools
Cape Cod AcademyAll GradesNauset Middle School: All Grades
Bishop Stang:All GradesNauset Regional High School:All Grades
Pope John Paul II High School:All GradesSandwich
Trinity Christian Academy:All GradesSandwich Schools:K-2
Grades 3 – 6
St. Pius X:All GradesSandwich STEM Academy:
Grades 7 & 8
Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School:All GradesSandwich High School:All Grades
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Beach Reads!

Summer reading isn’t just for kids. Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach with a good book? Here is a list of new summer titles in the CLAMS Catalog we think you’ll enjoy. Clicking on the photo will take you to the catalog where you can place a hold today. (Please note many of these titles come in your favorite format – book, ebook, audiobook and large print).

9781984806734
9781982160135
9780593328118
9780316420082
9781250274083
9780062941275
9781538719107
9780593135204
9780440001454
9781501133541
9780593135204
9781951631017
9780062371225
9781524798659
9780593081938
9781250304452
9781984806758
9781524798789
9781250241702
9781250784780
9780316540711
9780812996708

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Cape Cod Students Gain Access to eBooks from their Local Libraries

Students from several Cape Cod schools are now able to access OverDrive digital materials from nearby public libraries using their student IDs. CLAMS libraries in Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Truro and Wellfleet are partnering with the Nauset School System, Mashpee Library is partnering with the Mashpee Schools, Falmouth Public Library is partnering with Falmouth High School, and the seven Barnstable libraries—Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Osterville, Sturgis and Whelden Memorial—are partnering with Barnstable High School. Dennis and Yarmouth libraries will soon partner with schools that offer OverDrive in the Dennis/Yarmouth District. Using their school credentials directly through OverDrive’s SORA app, students can check out and request titles from the entire CLAMS digital collection and will have priority access to their partnering libraries’ OverDrive Advantage collection. They can also get out-of-network materials through the LEA Project.

Lynn Weeks, Library Media Specialist, Mashpee Middle/High School welcomes the initiative:

“We are so excited we were given the opportunity to partner with Mashpee Public Library and offer our students access to additional eBook titles. Removing the barrier of a public library card and allowing students to access the public library digital collection in the Sora platform using their school log-on information has enabled us to meet needs we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to meet with all of the limitations of this current year.  We hope that this introduction to public library resources will serve as a bridge to students becoming lifelong library users and lead to students obtaining their own public library cards.”

Kathleen Mahoney, Mashpee Public Library Director said:

“Partnering with the Mashpee Public Schools to provide students with instant access to our OverDrive collections allowed the Library to support both the educational needs of the students, and encourage reading for pleasure during the past year of at home and hybrid learning models.  Our goal is to increase access and accessibility to all patrons and this initiative allows us to do outreach to a typically underserved population.  We are now collaborating with staff at the school who have asked us to work with them to provide full-service CLAMS library cards to their students.  This partnership could not have generated a more successful outcome for everyone involved!”

The CLAMS shared digital eBook collection has over 40,000 unique titles and over 3,000 eMagazines available free of charge.  Through the statewide LEA initiative, CLAMS library users have access to over 350,000 titles statewide.

CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing) is one of eight public library networks in Massachusetts that provides the library catalog, technology support, the ability to borrow from neighboring libraries, circulation, patron registration, Internet access and other critical services. CLAMS serves 35 libraries (38 locations) on Cape Cod and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. More about CLAMS is available at info.clamsnet.org.

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New updates in Libby

Designed with feedback from Libby users these updates enhance your digital reading experience and help you find more of the books you love.

  • Home page redesign : New filters at the top allow you to see what’s new, what’s popular, what’s available now, and specific subjects. This is a great starting point to finding a new book to read if you don’t have anything particular in mind.
  • In the footer at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see updated icons, a new central menu button, and easy access to library search and your timeline.
  • Users can set up a Notify Me smart tag to notify them when new issues of magazines they love are available. 
  • Libby now supports wish list syncing with your library’s OverDrive website. Users with OverDrive wish lists will be prompted in Libby to sync their wish list titles into a single tag.
  • You’ll now see the length of audiobooks under the jacket cover so you instantly know how long they are.

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New OverDrive Collection

OverDrive’s COVID Response Collection, just added, includes more than 294 fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks that can be checked out anytime without waiting! Children’s titles too! https://clamsnet.overdrive.com/collection/1186569

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CLAMS Public Libraries offer free WIFI

Nearly all CLAMS Libraries offer free and open public wifi both inside and outside the building. Use this handy map, to locate a library near you or refer to our Member Libraries page for more information.

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CLAMS Services Continue

This video was put together by CLAMS libraries as part of a recent legislative event. Though most buildings are closed to the public, library staff continue to work hard and creatively to offer services. CLAMS library services continue to be relevant and necessary in these challenging times.

We are resilient, resourceful, responsive and relevant! 

There’s a lot going on at your local library. Check out the video, the virtual events calendar and your local library website for more information.

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2020 Year in Review

CLAMS Libraries were busy providing materials for our patrons during this very unusual year. Here are some statistics:

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Top Titles of 2020

Being home meant our libraries were busier than ever providing books, dvds, music and more. Here are the top titles borrowed from the CLAMS network in 2020 (links may be slow to load):
Top 100 Books of 2020
Top 100 DVD/Blu-rays of 2020
Top 100 Music of 2020
Top 100 Audiobooks of 2020
Top 10 eBooks of 2020
Top 10 eAudios of 2020

Top 10 Fiction

 

Top 10 Non-Fiction

 

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