Friday, May 24, 2013

Photo Show June 1

Don't miss the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library 2013 Biennial Photo show!

The top three winners of the Friends' photo contest will be announced as part of a gallery reception on Saturday, June 1 at 3pm in the Community Room of the main library.

Winning photographs will be on display in the library during the show and throughout the month of June.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Summer Explorin'

USS Constitution
We can safely say the annual countdown to summer vacation time is upon us! Children are marking each day off the calendar, teachers are winding down lesson plans and librarians are gearing up for summer reading programs. The parents I know are busy planning...camps, babysitters, and finding special days to explore something new and fun with their kids through the summer. 

That’s where the Friends can help! The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library (CPL) sponsors the CPL museum pass program, which offers free or discounted admission to many area museums. 

A few tips about how the museum passes work:
Franklin Park Zoo
  • You must have a valid CPL or Minuteman Library Network card to reserve and pick up museum passes.
  • Most museum passes can be booked online.
  • Not all museums are free; some of the passes offer discounted admission fee or coupons on museum activities.
  • Each CPL library branch has its own pass or coupon, so you can pick up a pass right in your neighborhood.
  • Just like your library books, there is a due date for each pass you check out and a fee for late returns.
Museum of Science
For more information about the program or to reserve your special day at the museum, visit the library website. Click “accept” to see the complete list of passes available, details about each, and availability.  

The hardest part is deciding where to spend your summer exploring days!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Have you seen some of the books other Cambridge readers think are awesome?

Check out the Awesome Box at the Cambridge Public Library website for a randomly selected sample of materials Cantabrigians love at the library.  Or if you're returning something Awesome, put it in the Awesome Box so someone else can benefit from your Awesome suggestion!