Welcome to the Eldredge Public Library Virtual Library

Library closed - no problem... we are bringing the Library to You!

Just because we are all staying home and keeping our social distance - it doesn’t mean that you can’t access library resources.  Here are just a few of the entertaining and educational resources that we offer via our Virtual Library.  Some of these resources will require a Chatham CLAMS card, some a CLAMS card and others require no library card.   Don't know your pin number?  We assign the last four digits of your card number as your pin, unless you have chosen a different number.   

Don't have a library card but want to use online resources such as Overdrive and Statewide databases?  CLAMS Ecards are available. These temporary cards will be valid until June 30, 2020.   Massachusetts residents are also eligible for a Boston Public Library ecard. Sign up online for free and get access to Boston Public Library's online resources

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks.  Do you need instructions to download the (Overdrive) Libby  app to your device?
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Music and Video

Freegal Music allows library users to download songs in MP3 format from Sony Music's catalog of  artists. There is a limit of 3 downloads a person per week. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Hoopla  is digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Online Resources

Are cooking up a storm while stuck at home?  Looking for new recipes?  Check our easy to use A to Z World Food database! (Chatham CLAMS card needed)
Need a break from the local news?  Try Gale In Context: Global Issues and find out what's happening in the world - besides the Pandemic!
Maybe searching for a job change?  Check out Career Transitions database for help with resumes, cover letters, interview tips and more
Start that family genealogy project you've been talking about with the help of HeritageQuest Online.
Take this time to do some research on your next big purchase with Consumer Reports online.  This  resource provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. (Chatham CLAMS card needed)

Virtual Programming

Challenge Trivia! Join us for Challenge Trivia with Brett “Ooch” Outchcunis and his brother Nik on May 19 at 4 pm!  Ooch has adapted the popular high-tech trivia event that has taken place at the library so that we can all participate from home!  All you need is a computer and a cell phone!  Registration is required.  As the date approaches, all registrants will be sent specific details for how to participate.  Challenge your cousins!  Challenge your friends and neighbors! 

We are offering some of our adult monthly programs and added some new items for the month of April.  Format is a little different but it will be great to interact with each other while keeping our social distance!  Click on the calendar for a larger, printable format. 



Check out our May calendar for Youth Services with scheduled virtual programming opportunities, meet-ups, and fresh ideas for screen-free fun for the whole family.

Click on the calendar and newsletter for a larger, printable format

For more fun activities, go to our page




Reading Suggestions

NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles. 

Wowbrary sends readers free weekly emails about the Eldredge Public Library's newest books, movie, and music.


The May Book Page is available online.

Book Suggestions from the EPL (more will be added as they are updated)
Historical Fiction
Cape Cod

Just for Fun

Think Harder Puzzle Challenges will be posted each Thursday at 10:00 am. Click on the puzzle for a larger, printable format.  Answer keys included.

April 9, 2020 Puzzle           April 16, 2020 Puzzle      April 23 Puzzle          
April 9 Answer Key           April 16 Answer Key          April 23 Answer Key

 April 30  Puzzle                  May 7 Puzzle                  May 14 Puzzle
 April 30 Answer Key        May 7 Answer Key         May 14 Answer Key
May 21 Puzzle
May 21 Answer Key

The Chatham Chatter is an informal newspaper, published roughly every two weeks in the summers (late July to early September) from 1937-1941, and one issue August 1942.  This newspaper was written, published (on a hectograph machine!) and circulated by the grandchildren of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis from their summer home in Chatham.  A very unique part of Chatham history.

ALA's Games & Gaming Round Table has a directory of free games you can download, print, and play!

Major League Baseball season has been delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Even though the players won’t be taking the field, you can still get your baseball fix through your Massachusetts library links! 

Make paper roses from book pages (Not library books of course!)
EPL's favorite chef Liz Barbour from Creative Feast is cooking live Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 pm on Facebook Live
The Milk Street Cooking School in Boston is now offering free online classes.
The Shows Must Go On! Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting this 4/3, he’ll be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!

Virtual Tours

Whether you had to cancel your vacation or are spending this time to plan your next one, Travel and Leisure is taking readers on some virtual tours of popular sites, even some that are out of this world!

Virtual Museums       Virtual National Parks         Space Tours with NASA



Stay Connected

We miss our patrons!  Please stay connected through our website, our social media and our programs!  If you need help or would like to see specific programming please let us know!  We have created a Coronavirus Information Page on our website to keep you up to date on Coronavirus related CLAMS practices, reliable resources and community updates.

Our Wi-Fi is available outside the building 24/7.
Library staff will be available by email to answer questions about our online resources and library updates.