ary Strategic Planning Survey

The Mashpee Library is currently in the process of developing a new strategic plan. Please take a minute to share your input on how the library can meet the present and future needs of the community. Complete the survey online at the following link, or pick up a print copy of the survey at the circulation desk.

We appreciate your input!

Fitness Fun and Free Lunch

Mondays Through August 19 at 11 AM—Join us on the Village Green across the street from the library every Monday from through August 19, for some Fitness Fun and Free Lunch. Each week we will have a different fitness instructor to provide an educational enrichment program to promote learning, exercise and fitness activities for children age 18 and younger. Fitness instruction will begin at 11 AM and the free lunch will be served at 11:45 AM. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch as well. The complete schedule can be viewed at

On Monday, July 22, join us for Shark Week Workout! This session incorporates fitness skills with fun activities! Fitness Fun is made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Movie And Free Lunch

Wednesdays Through August 21 at 11:45 AM—Join us every Wednesday this summer for a full-length feature film and free lunch in the cool, air-conditioned Event Room. Free lunch for children and teens age 18 and younger will be served at 11:45 AM and the movie begins at noon. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch as well.

On Wednesday, July 24, we will be showing a charming animated musical adventure about a group of yetis who prove the existence of humans. This fun, feel-good musical features the voices of Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Common, James Corden and more. Because of movie licensing regulations, we are not able to publish the exact title; however, you can give us a call at 508-539-1435, extension 3001, and we’ll let you know—if you haven’t already guessed! This movie is rated PG and recommended for age 6 and older. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the film. Running time is 96 minutes.

Universe Of Stories — Summer Reading For Grades 7-12

Summer Reading is Sirius-ly far out! Truly, the amount you can learn from books, it’s astronomical! Read what the astronauts read—comet books! We were going to add another space pun here, but we forgot to planet.

We Apollo-gize for all of the space jokes; we just wanted to let you know about the Summer Reading program for grades 7 to 12, so let’s launch into it.

• Visit this site: to register.

• Read a book! You can choose a book from your summer reading list, a book from your favorite author or a new, exciting read.

• Review the book. Was it out of this world or did it just take up space? For each book review you post online, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card. The more books you read, the more reviews you post, the greater your chances of winning! This program runs through August 31, and the winner will be announced on September 3. Call 508-539-1435 or email for more information.

Full STEAM Ahead Presents: Insects

Saturday, July 27, at 10:30 AM—Join us at the library that Saturday at 10:30 AM to learn all about insects, spiders and creepy crawlies! This is great family science fun with hands-on activities for ages 4 to 8. This free event is sponsored by The Mashpee Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant. Drop in—no registration is required.

Space-Themed Taste Test Challenge

Saturday, July 27, from 3 to 4 PM, join us for a space-themed taste test challenge. Can you identify the food and candy while blindfolded? The only clue you will have is that it is named after something space-related. Test your taste buds against your friends. Whoever identifies the most sweets correctly will win the taste test champion prize! Drop i; no registration is required. For ages 11-17.

Reserve Museum Pass For Heritage Museums & Gardens

Every July,Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich celebrates one of the Cape’s most beloved flowers—the hydrangea. Heritage Gardens is famous for its hydrangeas. It is home to the North American Hydrangea Test Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society’s Display Garden. Overall, it has eight species and over 170 exceptional cultivars.

Come see them all at the 2019 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, running from July 12 through the 21. The festival includes an overview of hydrangea basics, pruning demonstrations, a book-signing with Joan Harrison, author of “Heavenly Hydrangeas” —and much more.

Before you go, reserve a museum pass from the Mashpee Library. Our Heritage pass provides 50 percent off regular general admission for 2 adults and 4 youths. (Not valid on special events or programs that incur a fee.) You can reserve your pass at, over the phone, 508-539-1435, or stop by and see us.

Opt In For Reading History

Have you ever struggled to remember which books in a series you have read? Or gotten home with a book only to realize you had already read it? Libraries value your privacy, so we do not keep a record of the items you have checked out once you return them. However if you would like to keep track of your own reading history through CLAMS, you can!

To enable reading history on your account, simply log into your CLAMS account by visiting, clicking “My Account” at the top of the page, and entering your library barcode number and your four-digit PIN. Once you are logged in to your account, select “Reading History” on the left side of the screen. Next, click “opt in” and you’re done. Any books you check out from that point on will be kept in a list for you to review. You will be able to delete any books from the list you’d like, or opt out at any time. Library staff does not have access to this information because it is accessible only from your online CLAMS account. Please stop by the reference desk if you would like assistance with managing your CLAMS account.

NoveList Plus

Wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus is a resource that help you find books that match your interests. Just visit and select your library. From there you can do a keyword search for books categorized by genre, tone, writing style and more. Or you can look up a favorite book or author and browse the list of “read-alikes” for similar titles, each with a brief explanation about what makes them similarly appealing. Once you’ve found a book you’re interested in, the convenient “Check the Library Catalog” link will bring you back to the CLAMS catalog to see the book’s availability. NoveList Plus is a comprehensive and intuitive resource to help you answer the question of what to read next.

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