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Encore Search Will Be Down for Maintenance

Encore Search Will Be Down for Maintenance

The Encore Search catalog will be down for a brief period during the evening of November 4th for an upgrade.  The Classic Catalog will still be available for searching during this time.[Read More...]
Receive Library SMS Alerts

Receive Library SMS Alerts

You may now sign up for Library Text Alerts! Receive Hold Pickup, Overdue and Courtesy Alerts.  SMS alerts are a supplement to your normal notifications. You will continue to receive email or phone notifications. To learn how to Opt-In, visit our How-To Page. Terms and Conditions apply.[Read More...]
Big Library Read Returns in October

Big Library Read Returns in October

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title during the program dates, creating a virtual, global eBook club. Interested patrons will be able borrow Anatomy of a Misfit using a valid library card, and read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!Library card holders will be able to borrow and read the young[Read More...]
The DIGITAL Bookmobile is coming to Rhode Island

The DIGITAL Bookmobile is coming to Rhode Island

OverDrive's DIGITAL Bookmobile will be visiting Rhode Island again early this Fall!  Cumberland Public Library will host the bookmobile all day on Tuesday, Sepetember 30th and Middletown Public Library will host the bookmobile all day on Thursday, October 2nd.  Learn about one of the many ways our libraries are "OPEN 24/7"![Read More...]
Text Alerts Coming Soon!

Text Alerts Coming Soon!

SMS text alerts for library notifications are coming in September. Check back soon to learn how to opt-in![Read More...]