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Clinton Challenge Returns

Clinton Challenge 2024: Iowa, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
(five outlines of people running with state outlines in their heads)

Readers ages 18 and up are invited to join us as we compete against libraries in other towns named Clinton for a summer reading challenge! We’ll take on readers from the Kirkland Town Library in Clinton, New York, the North County Branch Library in Clinton, New Jersey, the Clinton County Libraries in Pennsylvania, and the Clinton Public Library in Clinton, Iowa to see who can read the most this summer.

All you have to do is keep track of how long you spend reading each week. You can read books, magazines, or newspapers, listen to an audiobook, or anything you can borrow from the library. It counts! Download a Clinton Challenge Reading Log, grab a paper copy from inside the library, or report using your own method — use email (send to illcl@cwmars.org).


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Q&A Forum follow-up

If you attended the Town’s Library Construction Grant Q&A, you’ll remember references to the Feasibility Study. Here is a link.

More information about the MA Public Library Construction Program

More details about the grant process


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New Online Resources!

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Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes
in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing & more!

*Use your Bigelow Free Public Library card to log in and create an account!


Consumer Reports

Our library provides free access to ConsumerReports.orga buying advice tool that will ensure you get the best deal or product. You can use it to find reliable ratings and reviews for thousands of products and help you make the most of your time and money. You can also access money-saving advice and tips, buying guides, videos and more.

*To access from your mobile device,
please enter your Clinton library card number when prompted.


 

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Construction Grant Application

The Town of Clinton is in the process of applying for a Mass. Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant on behalf of the Bigelow Library.

More information about the program

Check out these articles and photos from The Item

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Check us out on YouTube

YouTubeDid you know that we have a YouTube channel?
It’s a great place to catch up on our recorded virtual programs and other fun videos!
Check us out!


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The BFPL has a new logo!

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Reserve Your Museum Pass Online

Did you know that the Bigelow Free Public Library
offers discount passes to 23 local attractions?

Did you know that you can make a reservation
for a discount pass with your library card online?

The library now has an online system to reserve your own museum passes
you can search by date or by museum.

Please check the particular museum’s website to find out the most accurate and up-to-date information concerning open hours, museum pass discounts, benefits, and restrictions before your visit.

Reserve your pass today!
MFA Boston, Mass. Audubon Society, The Icon Museum and Study Center, The House of the Seven Gables, Old Sturbridge Village, the Museum of Science, the USS Constitution Museum, New England Aquarium, Trustees of the Reservations, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium, Mass Parks Pass, EcoTarium, Worcester Art Museum, Boston Children's Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Battleship Cove, Animal Adventures, Discovery Museum, Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, American Heritage Museum, Salem Witch Museum, and Zoo New England



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Adult Services Blog

Did you know that we have a blog for Adult Services?"Blog"

You’ll find book reviews, information about our monthly projects, and more right here: https://bigelowlibraryadult.wordpress.com

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CW MARS eCard for Electronic Materials

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Get a CW MARS eCard

CW MARS has rolled out an electronic library card (eCard) to allow patrons without library cards faster access to their local library’s electronic collections. The CW MARS eCard makes library content more accessible for patrons who have difficulty physically getting to the library or who primarily borrow electronic content (such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and databases). The eCard can be upgraded to a full library card by visiting your local CW MARS library.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local library. For more information about the eCard, read our FAQ.

You are eligible to apply for a CW MARS eCard, if you…

Contact your local library if you are not eligible to register online or to renew an expired card.

CW MARS eCard: "No library card? No problem! With a CW MARS eCard, your library is always open. Sign up for instant access to audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and more! Access free audiobooks with an eCard!"

Funding for electronic content is provided by CW MARS member libraries, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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