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March 24, 2020
As Massachusetts experiences an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), CLAMS member libraries remain committed to maintaining essential library services for our users while ensuring the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
All of our libraries have closed temporarily to the public following Governor Baker’s announcement on March 23rd, but may still be providing phone or email assistance. Statewide delivery service of physical materials was suspended as of Tuesday, March 17th. Due dates on all materials have been extended, holds will not be cleared during this time and fines will not accrue. If possible please do not return library materials to book drops at this time. Visit your library’s website for details.
CLAMS member libraries are working with their local municipalities and/or governing bodies and actively monitoring the situation to follow all recommended guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Our libraries provide a wide array of online resources, including e-books, audio books, e-magazines, etc for borrowing on our OverDrive platform, and OverDrive Libby app for iOS and Android. You may currently apply for an ecard online and begin using OverDrive immediately.
Most CLAMS libraries are open today, but a few are closed due to power outages, including Sturgis, Centerville, West Barnstable, Marstons Mills and Hyannis. On the Vineyard West Tisbury has no power. Please check with your library before venturing out.
CLAMS libraries have passes for all types of summer fun. Click here to see all that’s available, then contact the owning library for more information or to reserve.
This link will take you to a list of books and resources for parents, schools and K-12 students, recommended by Massachusetts libraries.
It’s National Gardening Week. Use your CLAMS card to check out gardening books for veggies, flowers, herbs and more.
Use your CLAMS Card to download eAudiobooks from OverDrive or take out a book on CD from the library.
#FreeFunFridays is once again being offered this summer thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. There are a number of Cape museums as well as other locations to choose from.