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Overdrive Awesome Hold Updates!

Overdrive Awesome Hold Updates!

Suspend a Hold - This feature will allow you to temporarily suspend a hold in your waiting list. Your position will continue to advance in the queue while your hold is suspended, but the hold will not be filled. After the suspension ends, the title will continue to advance until the hold becomes available. If you...
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What Kind of Library User are You?

What Kind of Library User are You?

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)
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Virtual Catalog Upgrade

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SAILS will be part of the first group of networks/libraries to migrate to the new Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat). Listed below are some key dates: 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...
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Fun in the Sun!

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Your local libraries sponsor many events for all ages all summer long. So go ahead library hop and find the right program, at the right time, for the right age group at an area library. For more information on any program or to register please call the library hosting that event. Full details at: http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/funinthesun.html
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Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards

Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards

Awards were chosen by children and teens through the Children’s Book Council. Read the full article of the process on CNN. 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,...
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Massachusetts Book Award Winners!

Massachusetts Book Award Winners!

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:...
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Library Snapshot Day 2014

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Digital Collection for KIDS!

Digital Collection for KIDS!

The SAILS Library Network has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids / teens. The main digital collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids / teens. Check it out at: http://sails.lib.overdrive.com/youth!
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The 2015 Mass Libraries Legislative Agenda

The 2015 Mass Libraries Legislative Agenda

If you haven't had a chance to see the agenda, you can find it here, as well as the funding history to MA libraries. Very interesting. Massachusetts libraries are working to level the playing field when it comes to eBooks and technology. By clicking here and completing the form, your first name and town will appear...
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Snowed in?

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