Genealogy classes with Alan Horbal will be offered Thursdays beginning September 4 through October 2 at 10 a.m. to noon. Class size is limited so register early by calling 662-3133 ext 13. “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain a child.”
We have more than enough books for our September sale and are no longer taking donations. If you have books you may donate them to the Berkshire Athenaeum’s November sale or to Goodwill Industries. Thank you.
Summer’s going by fast. If you’re a student with a “required reading” book left on your bucket list, see Kim in the Youth Department.
The Friends will stop accepting books for their sale on August 8, 2014. Please do not bring in any books past this date. Thanks to your generous donations, we will have a great selection for the September 26 and 27 sale.
The Virtual Catalog is Moving
The Statewide Virtual Catalog is migrating to a new platform this summer.
During July and August 2014, many of the participating library systems in Massachusetts will be moving to the new Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat).
ComCat has great new features, including book jacket images and improved search options. You can easily select your preferred format for an item where available — hardcover, paperback, large print, audiobooks, and DVDs will appear together in your search results.
During this interim period, libraries will be leaving the old Virtual Catalog as they prepare for the transition to ComCat. If you have trouble finding the title you need, please contact a local librarian and ask for assistance. Our libraries are still sharing — the material is still out there, and your librarian can help you get what you need.
C/W MARS, MVLC, and NOBLE library users can continue to search and request materials through the fall. We expect these library systems to join the new Commonwealth Catalog in December or January.
Want something to read but can’t get to the library? Have an iPad, Kindle, Nook, Kobo or other reader? The children’s digital catalog is now available. Just select your book and download to your device. Remember that older readers need to synch with a computer and your library card number needs to be current with under $10 in fines. You may also have to “hold” the digital copy the same way you would request a hard copy of the book. If you run into any trouble just ask us to walk you through it. Here’s the link, check it out http://digitalbooks.cwmars.org/829516FF-95F4-472F-BD36-CD250ACBA3E5/10/45/en/default.htm
Just in time for budget season, Geek the Library explains some of the misperceptions about library funding. http://geekthelibrary.org/geek-the-library/misconceptions.html