Beside the back porch you will find our new offering to the community. We ask you to give if you have more than you need. We ask you to take, if have less than you normally do.


Sat., Oct. 31 is the last day for the Farmer's to Families Food Box! Pick yours up from your car by going to Cape Cod Community College on Route 132. Enter the main entrance of CCCC, and follow the orange traffic cones to the last parking lot. The line will begin an hour before distribution time at 9:00 and ends at 1:00. There is no paperwork or proof of income asked for. This is open to anybody. For more information click on the Barnstable Patriot Article:



It's a rare opportunity to be able to attend the LA Times Festival of Books for free, without buying a plane ticket! Click this link to register! The Festival has already begun, but will continue for a couple more weeks!


Its book award season! Many of the ceremonies are going virtual, a plus for us! Follow this link to see books that are finalists for National Book Awards! Plus, prep to watch the ceremony live on Nov. 18 (Wednesday).



Need to learn how to use Zoom? Click the link below that will bring you to a video that teaches it:

How to register 
for BAC Zoom Programs:
To register for these video meeting presentations:
Go to My Active Center (Click here) and register for the class. If the Zoom link is not visible on the e-news, once you are registered it will be sent to you via your email. If you do not have computer access a phone number will be provided to connect you to the program.  Please be sure to include your email address and telephone number on My Active Center.



 FOR DIGITAL READING OR LISTENING, Libby is A FREE APP AND WORKS WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD! Click to learn more! OR IF YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD, WE HAVE E-CARDS AVAILABLE DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME OF READING. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE E-CARD.
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The Whelden Book Review, by Ellen
 
The Whelden Recipe Box, submitted by Ellen
 

On Nov. 12, listen to a talk on world hunger and how to mitigate it with the World Food Program USA. To join this Zoom event, email tthorpe@clamsnet.org to join. 

The Children's Room 




Whelden is happy to announce that we are now on Beanstack! Create a free user registration and log your books/hours (depending on which challenge you choose). As you continue reading, you unlock more badges. Certain badges even earn you prizes from Whelden! But we know you read for the love of books, not prizes! Click here to begin!

In this fun campaign kids get to VOTE...for their favorite book!
Voting starts October 26 and runs through November 9.
Kids will vote on  www.KidsVoteForBooks.com which will go live just before October 26.
The MBLC will use kids' votes to create a top 25 booklist and highlight children's and teen library services.
You vote and you say what books kids like best! Your choices will be used to suggest the most loved books to other kids like you!





       Kids' News! Want to know what's happening in the world of kids? The Washington Post has a Kids' newspaper, all for Kids! Check it out here!

"Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our fourth annual LibraryCon Live! We're excited to offer a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels.
Plus, network online with other fans and explore our virtual exhibit hall where you'll hear directly from publishers about their newest books and engage in live chats with featured authors. Whether you're a public or school librarian, an educator of teens and young adults, or a superfan of graphic novels and sf/fantasy, don't miss this chance to meet and interact with some of your favorite stars across these genres."





Visit http://www.childcarenetwork.cc/coordinated-family.html for more info on Cape Cod programing for children.



Are you homeschooling? See above the amount of savings your library gives you! Need help thinking of books for your unit studies or curriculum? Email Lizzy for suggestions at emerna@clamsnet.org.

Sign up for your library card online!


Looking for book lists for kids ages 0-12? Visit Common Sense Media to get lists:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/50-books-all-kids-should-read-before-theyre-12
 
    Visit School Library Journal's website for lists of the most popular ebooks and audiobooks from this summer for grades K-3, 3-6, 5-8, and Young Adult.
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BOTH Overdrive AND LIBBY ARE FULL OF BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS! THEY ARE FREE APPS THAT WORK WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD! Click to learn more! OR IF YOU NEED A LIBRARY CARD, WE HAVE E-CARDS AVAILABLE DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME OF READING. 


Go to Cape Cod Healthcare's Covid-19 information page for pertinent info like how many cases are reported daily in your area, a heat map showing case hotspots, testing information, and how to stay healthy.
 
Need to Talk? Samaritans are available to Listen.
During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. 
Please know that we are here for you. Call or text our 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.









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