New books to look forward to - Read the new issue of Book Page online
Eastham Library is now Outer Cape Drop-off Site
Due to a shortage of masks for health care workers and members of the community who need them, the Medical Reserve Corps. is requesting hand-made masks from the community. There are several online sites offering patterns and sewing recommendations.
Any masks you make, or extras you may have purchased that you are willing to donate, can be dropped off in the bin now located by the library entrance. Masks will be picked up on a reguar basis and distributed Cape-wide by the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps.
Thanks for your participation. Please make sure your donations are handled following hygienic protocals.
CORONA (COVID-19) VIRUS
Eastham Library closed, effective Saturday, March 14 at 4 PMCORONA (COVID-19)Out of concern for the health and safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers, the Eastham Public Library will be closed to the public effective Saturday, March 14 at 4 PM until further notice.
The Library staff will be available to provide services to the public by phone and email. We will continue to closely monitor the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide updates on this and the Town of Eastham's web-site.
While we are closed, we encourage patrons to use OverDrive eBooks, to watch a movie via Hoopla, listen to music on freegal, read the online Cape Cod Times or NY Times online, or explore other online services available from the library’s homepage. We, of course, are always willing to receive patron’s questions and suggestions via email.
List of libraries offering free WIFI in their parking lots courtesty CLAMS:
https://info.clamsnet.org/clams-libraries-public-wifi-access/Please keep the books you have checked out for as long as you need them while the library is closed. All library fines will be waived.
Thank you for your patience during these unusual times.
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No CLAMS card?
Get an ecard!
If you don’t yet have a CLAMS library card, you can now register online and start downloading ebooks or use state databases immediately. Here’s how:
You will need a computer or cell phone and access to your email account.
1. Go to https://library.clamsnet.org/selfreg
2. Fill out the form and submit. The screen will refresh, with your name, new card number and username. Print the info, take a screenshot or jot down your new card number – you’ll need it in just a moment.
3. Click the link in the first bullet point to log in and create a PIN/Password:
Login to My Account and establish a PIN (Password) Scroll down to and click Did you forget your PIN/Password? Enter your new card number.
4. Check your email for a link to set your PIN/Password.
Your ecard will now be valid until June 30th and will give you access to materials at OverDrive for eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines (when asked for your library, select “CLAMS Library Patrons”). It also includes all Massachusetts Library Databases (select any library to begin). Individually owned library databases such as Hoopla are not included.
March Exhibit ~ Richard Perry's Exhibit Extended through April
Please visit the artist's website during library closure!S-Capes ~ "a new way of seeing"
Intaglio reliefs of land, water and other "scapes" by artist Richard Perry of Brewster in the Red & Turner Galleries.
Due to the library's closure, Richard invites you to visit his website for a slide show of the present exhibit. He has agreed to extend his exhibit thru April in the event the library reopens soon. Thank you for your patience.
Resources about COVID-19
What to do and how to manage
- Eastham Town Hall Health Department
- Virus Testing in Barnstable County
- How to Find Cape Restaurants that Offer Takeout, Delivery
- Affordable Internet for Eligible Households
- Cape Cod Commission COVID-19 Resources
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Coronavirus Information
- Center for Disease Contol (CDC) Information
- World Health Organization (WHO) Information
- COVID-19 Cases, Quartantine, and Monitoring
- COVID-19 Command Center Situation Report #1
- Massachusetts 221
- IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief