Monthly Archives: March 2010


We are pleased to have a traveling doll and book exhibit by the Green Mountain Doll Club of Vermont. Dolls portray characters from a variety of children’s books, both fiction and non-fiction. The exhibit will be in the Children’s Room March 11-26.


The children enjoyed dressing up and listening to stories about special dresses. They decorated paperdolls with fancy dresses and pants.

New Lending Periods for Downloadable Audiobooks, Music and eBooks!

Choose your own lending period – pick a lending period by title or by format!
You can now select a lending period on a title-by-title basis for our Downloadable Audiobooks, Music and eBooks. In the course of checking out any title, you will have the option to select a different lending period for that specific title. The default is set at 7 days but you may choose 14 days instead (nice if the book is long!).

Alternately you can set personalized default lending period(s) on a format-by-format basis at the ‘Lending Periods’ page — 2nd choice when you log in to your account. Click the desired number of days (7 or 14) next to the format. Click ‘Done’ once you have selected your desired lending period(s).

NOTE: due to publisher licensing agreements, our downloadable media titles cannot be returned early (with the exception of eBooks). They will automatically be returned at the end of the lending period.

For more on flexible lending periods click here.

Workshop for Nonprofit Grant Seekers Introduces GRN:MV

The library recently hosted a two-day workshop for nonprofit grant seekers that attracted over 30 attendees. The workshop focused on how to find and apply for grants using a collection of print and online resources referred to as the Grant Resource Network: Martha’s Vineyard (GRN:MV), available at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. It includes access to online grant databases provided by Associated Grant Makers of Boston (includes over 400 local funders) and the Foundation Center (includes 97,000 national grant makers).

If you missed the workshop, please visit the library during our open hours to use the collection. You can also contact the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative to arrange for a trainer to assist you when using the grant databases. Send an E-mail to to make an appointment with a trainer.

The GRN:MV was made possible by the collaboration of Associated Grant Makers, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and the Martha’s Vineyard Donors Collaborative, and also a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.