you can begin to download audiobooks, EBooks and music whenever you want. All you need to start is your CLAMS library card. The first time you log in to Overdrive, software will be downloaded onto your PC which will allow you to have access to the content. Browse and check out items just as you would if you were at the library. Materials are borrowed for 7 or 14 days and may be renewed once. Collections are continuing to grow so check back often as more items are added.
Most portable devices will work with Overdrive (unfortunately, the Amazon Kindle is not one of them). For a complete list of items available, supported players, or more detailed instructions, click on the Overdrive icon on our webpage. _________________________________
Meet the JBPL Community – Barbara Lorentzen
Have you been unable to find a particular book, journal article, DVD or music CD when searching the CLAMS catalog? Part- time circulation assistant, Barbara Lorentzen, is one of the JBPL staffers who could help. Barbara will search the Virtual Catalog to see if your item is available
from another Massachusetts library, or make a special request through Quincy’s Thomas Crane Library Inter-Library Loan Center. “They will search library catalogs throughout the country and try to find a library willing to loan the item. We recently borrowed a Vince Flynn audio book from the library in Logan, Utah for one of our patrons!”
Barbara has worked at the JBPL for almost three years. “It’s a great job! It’s fun to have contact with so many people. I especially enjoy assisting patrons at the public computers, whether it’s helping to format a resume, resolving a printer problem, or assisting someone navigating their way through an online job application. People are so appreciative of the help.” Another of Barbara’s responsibilities at the JBPL is assisting with the library website. She keeps the Children’s Page current as activities change and helps the director update the homepage and calendar.
A former high school math teacher and long-time tutor, Barbara started out in library work as a volunteer at her children’s middle and high school libraries. “I was intrigued by the computer projects the librarians gave me and the problem-solving aspects of the work. I also learned about book processing and proper book repair.” At the JBPL each Saturday morning Barbara spends an hour or two fixing damaged books, and cleaning and rebuffing DVDs and audio books. “If they’re not too badly scratched, our machine can put them back in good playing form. I try to take the repaired DVD’s and audio books home to