Sunday, April 28, 2013

Last Call for Photo Contest Entries!

There's still time if you haven't hit us with your best shot for the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library 2013 Biennial Photo Contest.

Entries are due by midnight May 1 (that's this week!) and winners will have their photographs displayed on the main floor of the Cambridge Public Library through the month of June. See more about prizes, contest details, and information about how to submit your winning photo here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World Book Night Reminds Us to Celebrate and Share Our Love of Reading

As I read the last passage and close the back cover of a book, my instinct is often to want to share the story I just experienced. I want someone else to experience it too.

World Book Night is an annual event that reminds us how meaningful it is to spread the love of reading, from person to person. Each year on April 23, volunteer book givers give away a half million free paperbacks to others who are light and non-readers. It’s about giving books and encouraging others to read and to connect through the sharing of stories.

This year Cambridge Public Library is hosting a phenomenal line up of authors whose books were chosen for World Book Night 2013. The special kick-off event features authors Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Neil Gaiman, and Lisa Genova on Monday, April 22 at 7 pm at the main library.

Even if you’re not participating in World Book Night officially, you can still share your love of reading. Tell someone about a book you loved, give a friend your copy to read, or help them find it at the library.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It's not too late for your winning photo!

If you waited for spring fever to set in before you embarked out of winter hibernation, don’t worry, there's still time to enter the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library photography contest. The change of seasons is the perfect time to capture photos of the burgeoning buds, a well-used snow shovel, or whatever strikes your photographer’s eye.

You have until midnight on May 1 to send your photos to

The theme for the biennial photo contest is open, so submit your one or two best shots and include a title and a one- to three-sentence description. Contest details are here or on the CPL website under 2013 Photo Contest from the sidebar on the left.