Remember 2020 for something great.
The year you won a Land Rover!
Only a couple weeks left to get your tickets.
You do not need to be present to win.
Osterville Village Association Annual Meeting
On the Library lawn at 6 p.m. on August 19th, weather permitting. Please bring your own chair (there will be some available for those in need).
Interview with
Chief Sonnabend of the Barnstable Police Dept.
In this interview we talk about emergency preparedness, COVID-19, social unrest and the importance of calling 911 instead of emailing or texting.
Date & Venue Change
The tournament will proceed as follows:
  •  Upon receipt of your paid golf foursomes, you will receive a certificate (with instructions) for a round of golf at the beautiful Ridge Club in Sandwich. Payments are due no later than August 15th.
  • Upon receipt of your certificate, simply call the Ridge Club and choose a time when your foursome will be scheduled to play - you can choose any time after 1:00 p.m. on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between September 15th and October 29th to play 1 round/18 holes with carts. 

But you must call the Ridge Club before August 31st to reserve your foursomes time!
  • A box lunch and water will be included, as well as a sleeve of Ridge Club balls and 4 carts for your foursome if current distancing restrictions are still in effect. If current restrictions ease and more than 1 person per cart is allowed, the appropriate number of carts will be available to accommodate you.
  • Send us your tee time and score as prizes will still be awarded.

Question? Email

We’re overjoyed to make this event possible with the help of the Ridge Club. The ability for us to use creativity to move forward with this crucial fundraiser is fantastic news, all while providing you with a unique opportunity for a golf day that will exceed your expectations!
3 Ways We Can Help You In the
Upcoming School Year
Confused about the upcoming school year? OVL can help! Introducing 3 new learning databases to help. Plus more.
Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.

When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics. 

We are adding resources and space to assist parents, home-schoolers and caregivers adjust and help educate children in K-12.
OVL Online
Writers' Studio

Osterville Library’s online writers’ studio is for serious writers and authors or those that want to be. We meet weekly on Zoom (you get the links) on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. All you need is a computer or laptop and a smile. We use live audio and video and do screen sharing of your chapters for critiquing. To sign-up, email or visit See you soon. Did I tell you it is free? 

In case you missed it:
Important announcement about the future of OVL

As we reflect on the long history of the Osterville Village Library, we gain an even greater respect for its longevity and we find ourselves all the more committed to ensuring that it is an institution that endures.

Artwork available in support
of the Library
Dowses by Elizabeth DeCicco.
Starting bid $2500.00.
Buy it now price $4200.
100% of sale goes to the library.
Hydrangeas, $450.
By Karen Crocker

The Osterville Clock, $1000. By Marcia Corey
End of Seaview Ave., $650.
By Marcia Corey
FREE Intensive Business Help
New online resources for kids & adults at home
To fulfill our mission to foster lifelong learning, here are some opportunities to try something new using virtual technology

* Social Distancing Activities on Cape Cod - link

* How to (Still) Enjoy Cape Cod’s Best Beaches - link

* Here’s a Hiking Spot for every Cape Cod Town - link


* Summer STEM Activities Bucket List - link

* Balloon Rockets - link

* How to Build a Simple Marshmallow Catapult - link


* Paper Plate Dream Catcher - link

* How To Make Clothespin Dragonflies - link

* Jellyfish Salt Painting Activity for Kids - link

Around Barnstable & Virtually

Cape Cod Museum of Art August Programs for Kids - link

Stand Up & Paddle Lessons - Link

Film Making Camp by Filmmakers - Link

Links of interest,
updated weekly
Town Manager weekly (included in video is an 8/7 & 8/5 update from Barnstable School Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown (starts at 10:30 minutes in)
starts at 7:40 - Video
Barnstable School Website - link
Town Manager - Newsletter
Vote by Mail - link
Pay Your Real Estate Tax Bill - more info
Beach Stickers by mail - more info
Complete Your Census - link
Beach Water Quality - more info
Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link 
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 
Need to talk? Samaritans are available to listen. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Please know that we are here for you. Call or text our 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.

Terry Varney-Smith, “Changing Times and Spaces”

Experience Cape Cod of yesteryear in the current exhibit of paintings by Terry Varney-Smith, “Changing Times and Spaces,” at the Osterville Village Library. Seascapes and harbors as they were in the late 1800s and early 1900s in the villages of Barnstable are displayed along with contemporary vistas of the Cape. Art show and sale runs through the end of August with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.
From Sea to Shinning Sea
Sentinal of the Sea
Magic Migration
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL
Tuesday, August 18th- 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19th- 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday- September 1st
Tuesday- September 15th

Thursday- October 1st
Friday- October 30th

Tuesday- November 10th
Tuesday- December 15th

Check Redcross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time below
In case you missed one of our recent interviews.
COMM Fire Chief Winn - interview
Superintendent of Barnstable Schools Meg Mayo-Brown - interview
Barnstable County Nurse - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan - interview
White Shark Conservancy - interview
Trustees of the Reservation - interview
David Martin, Taste of Genealogy - interview 1 2 3
A life Suspended by author Nicole Donovan - interview
The 2020
is in digital form.

Read about Ned Crosby, Growing up Diggs, The Foxhole and Armstrong-Kelley Park to name of few of the articles in the 2020 edition.

Print version is available at the library in the notice board holders and out front of library.

Outside story-time at OVL at 10 a.m.
Wednesdays with Wendy
on hold till August; 12th storytime will be available on Facebook
Saturdays with Miss Audrey, next one is August 8th

Monday 9-4:45
Tuesday 10-4:45
Wednesday 9-4:45
Thursday 10-4:45
Friday 9-4:45
Saturday 9-3:45
Sunday 12-3:45

Subject to change as we work through opening guidelines and new procedures.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton

Osterville in-person service video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be well!
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655