Please take this survey for us! We are asking about your interest in Virtual Programs, in order to make an informed decision on the matter. CLICK:  TAKE THE WHELDEN PROGRAM SURVEY.







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Don't you miss the Whelden FRIENDS Bookstore? We sure do! But, during our curbside pickup hours, you can still buy a book from the back porch "bookstore". There will be an envelope for honor system payments. Look for the cart, weather permitting. We regularly put out more books to refresh the selection!
 


Head over to our website to sign up for the Virtual Garden Talk! Click this link:    https://www.wheldenlibrary.org/hydrangea-festival/ .
Notice the new "Hydrangea Festival" tab on the top of the Whelden home page website. Clicking on this tab will bring you to the area where you can donate and see all the information for the Garden Tours. Email Nancy with questions at nmeagher13@gmail.com.
 
 

AARP Tax Preparation Program is offering
alternative service methods

Because of the current suspension of in-person tax assistance, the AARP Tax-Aide program is providing access to selected tax preparation software so taxpayers can prepare and file their own tax returns at no cost. 

Find out more here:

Please note that the tax filing deadline has been postponed to July 15, 2020.

 

Get free COVID-19 testing in Hyannis at 506 W. Main St. at Whole Health Pharmacy. Read the above notice for instructions.
 

For Summer fun, adults and kids can play Library Bingo. Prizes are given monthly! Email us with your home address, so we can send out your gift certificates as reading rewards! If you need a printed copy, call the library at 508-362-2262. When you get BINGO, take a photo of your bingo sheet to send to emerna@clamsnet.org, or leave it in our bookdrop in a sealed envelope. Make sure your name and address is on the envelope or in the email with your bingo sheet photo.
 
Excited for open air Farmer's Markets with your freshest and most local sources? They are opening for the season! See  the website for times and procedures.
 

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.
 

YOU WILL NEVER RUN OUT OF THINGS TO READ!

Choose a library near you to find more eBook collections. All Massachusetts residents can access eBooks via the  LEA program.
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All residents of Massachusetts can use the Boston Public Library's electronic resources.  Sign up for a BPL eCard to get started.


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The Whelden Book Review by Ellen
 
The Whelden Recipe Box, submitted by Ellen
 



 
Did you know that Libby has over 1,000 magazine titles?!
  Explore and read for free!
 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.






THE BRAND NEW CLAMS APP HAS LAUNCHED! THIS IS the NEW WAY TO REQUEST LIBRARY MATERIALS! WHEN YOU REQUEST, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ONLY SELECTING WHELDEN OWNED ITEMS, UNTIL INTER-LIBRARY DELIVERY RESUMES. PLEASE   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD , OR FIND IT IN YOUR APP OR PLAY STORE.







The Children's Room 

Summer Reading at Whelden will run from July 1 until August 15! Although we are not physically open, we are engaging kids of all ages with our reading challenges, reading logs, prize dollars at our community stores, a story walk at Meetinghouse Farm (TBA), book bundles and craft packs for curbside pickup. To sign up, simply email Miss Lizzy at emerna@clamsnet.org and she will send you a welcome packet and reading log with instructions. Reading logs and instructions are also available at the Library for curbside pickup.


37 Picture Books That Celebrate #BlackJoy | Summer Reading 2020
by  Vanessa Willoughby
Jun 18, 2020 | Filed in  News & Features
 
    "There is  danger in a single story: Rich, multifaceted cultures, communities, and individuals are flattened into a monolith. Likewise, the Black experience is not defined by suffering. In A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, Audre Lorde wrote, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." When living in an oppressive society that protects and upholds white supremacy, joy can be a radical act, a reclamation of autonomy. These picture books, with their exuberant illustrations and positive prose, offer portraits of Black joy, within and beyond the African diaspora." --Quoted from the above article found on the  School Library Journal website


To find more of the books like the ones below, click here:
https://aalbc.com/books/children.php. 




Teens, get into reading on your device, beginning with this great list of reading suggestions on New York Public Library's website:

https://www.nypl.org/books-more/recommendations/best-books/teens

BiblioBoard is offering free simultaneous  use access to a few collections of comics for all ages until August 31, 2020.
  • Note that access will only work if your IP address is located within Massachusetts
Also view the titles and collections along with other temporarily free resources here:  https://libraries.state.ma.us/pages/eBooks-and-audiobooks-free .

FYI - Barnstable Public Schools Summer Reading  (Grades K-5) is focused on the Community Read 
of " Fish  In A  Tree " by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Use it as a "listening" comprehension resource for grades K-2 and we encourage our families to read this together.  Chapters 1-20 are read before the end of the school year and then continue to read throughout the summer.
Check out this video which shows the dedication of the schools and how they prepared 2,800 books to be given to the children!
Barnstable Public Schools has begun 'Camp Kinda', a flexible, join when you can, online and offline summer camp for all ages which does NOT need lots of parental guidance. Click here to read more and register (FREE).



Scratch.org  is a free tool to teach kids 8 and up how to code! Coding is a wonderful skill set to teach at this age, which will give an advantage in many job fields in the future.

BOTH SORA AND LIBBY ARE FULL OF BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS! JUST LIKE OVERDRIVE, THEY ARE ALL 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. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE E-CARD.
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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