- In the mobile view, search results filters will be relocated to the top of the page to improve the browsing experience.
- Users will now see a red notification on their Account and Holds pages when they have a title on hold that is ready to be checked out.
Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take the Pew Research Center's library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against others in the SAILS Network! (This is anonymous)
- June 30 – Last day to place requests in the Virtual Catalog
- July - Requests will be submitted using traditional inter-library loan.
- August – Commonwealth Catalog open for staff to place requests
- September – Commonwealth Catalog open for patrons to place requests
Here are some links to the winners, if you’d like to check them out at your library!
Book of the Year, kindergarten through second grade
Winner: “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
“Alphabet Trucks” by Samantha R. Vamos, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke
“Chamelia and the New Kid in Class” by Ethan Long
“Mustache Baby” by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang
“Bear and Bee” by Sergio Ruzzier
Book of the Year, third through fourth grade
Winner: “Bugs in My Hair!” by David Shannon
“Bean Dog and Nugget: The Ball” by Charise Mericle Harper
“Cougar: A Cat With Many Names” by Stephen Person
“The Matchbox Diary” by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
“Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale” by Duncan Tonatiuh
Book of the Year, fifth through sixth grade
Winner: “National Geographic Kids Myths Busted!” by Emily Krieger, illustrated by Tom Nick Cocotos
“Hokey Pokey” by Jerry Spinelli
“Prince Puggly of Spud” by Robert Paul Weston
“Lawless” by Jeffrey Salane
“Battling Boy” by Paul Pope
Book of the Year, teens
Winner: “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth
“Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare
“Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell
“Smoke” by Ellen Hopkins
“The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey
Illustrator of the Year
Winner: Grace Lee, “Sofia the First: The Floating Palace“
Victoria Kann, “Emeraldalicious“
Anna Dewdney, “Llama Llama and the Bully Goat“
James Dean, “Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus“
Oliver Jeffers, “The Day the Crayons Quit“
Author of the Year
Winner: Rush Limbaugh, “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans”
Veronica Roth, “Allegiant“
Rachel Renee Russell, “Dork Diaries 6: Tales From A Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker“
Rick Riordan, “The House of Hades“
Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck“
The 14th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards were announced during the Massachusetts Library Association’s gala awards dinner at the DCU Center in Worcester May 6, 2014.
Fiction: News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh (Harper)
Nonfiction: Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Poetry: Grass Whistle, Amy Dryansky (Salmon Poetry)
Children’s/Young Adult Literature: The First Drawing, Mordicai Gerstein (Little Brown)
What a commonwealth of books and reading!
SAILS libraries are taking part in the Big Library Read program! Library card holders can now borrow and enjoy the cooking eBook “Keys to the Kitchen” by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting today and concluding the morning of March 5th, by visiting http://
Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program, creating a virtual, global book club. “Keys to the Kitchen” may be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Chronicle Books, publisher of Aida Mollenkamp’s all-purpose guide to becoming a more adventurous cook. To borrow the eBook version of “Keys to the Kitchen” as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://sails.lib.overdrive.com.