Invest in Whelden-

Your Village Library

Dear Friends and Neighbors,


Thank you for your generous support over the years, especially during the pandemic. Our little library accomplished so much in 2021, and we are asking for your help so that this year we can do more! 


Our fundraising goal is $15,000 to cover increasing costs of materials and operations. Please consider a gift of any size.

Whelden is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, and all gifts and donations are tax deductible.


WHELDEN provides you with valuable FREE services…

  •  A friendly, warm & comfortable place to visit
  • Access to CLAMS – 589,805 books, audiobooks, magazines,movies, and more
  •  Available 24/7 – 702,135 ebooks, digitial audiobooks, and emagazines
  • Streaming services and research tools, too!
  • Live, on-the-go, and remote programs for all ages
  • Computers, Internet, Wi-Fi Hotspots, puzzles and kits
  • And so much more…. WHELDEN is not just books!


FYI: The Town DOES NOT fully fund the library...


The Town of Barnstable provides less than 50% of our funding. Every year, the Trustees must raise tens of thousands of dollars to operate, maintain, and improve the library.

How Can You Give?


Visit us at :

to donate. You can make a direct donation or use Paypal.

By Mail:

A check made out to Whelden Memorial Library

Mailed to:

PO Box 147

West Barnstable MA 02668

In Person:

Drop off your gift at the library circulation desk

Consider Leaving a Bequest to Whelden in your Estate Plan


Andrea Figaratto, Director


A Little Whelden History...

Whelden Library’s existence began in 1905, and it has grown with and served the Village of West Barnstable and the surrounding area for over 117 years! We are committed to maintaining our role as an active partner in the community, but we do need your help to continue our mission.  

Whelden will continue to thrive – with your support. Thank you!

The Trustees of Whelden Memorial Library...

  • Rusty Gage, President
  • Carol Allen, Vice President
  • Debra DeJonker-Berry, Treasurer
  • Robin Fryer, Secretary
  • Caroline Ewing 
  • Elaine Grace
  • Priscilla Laliberty
  • John Laliberty

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Please consider joining our board!

Contact President Rusty Gage at for more information.

What We Accomplished

  • A fresh new interior: shiny new floors; a bright and spacious feel; and new comfortable furniture
  • On the exterior: New front steps and handrails, a new shed for our year-round bottle and can recycling program; repainted and repaired trim; tree removal to protect the building
  • A beautiful Giant Sculpture by Sandwich artist Michael Magyar of our library logo, a boy reading to his dog
  • A generator for resiliency during a storm
  • Daffodil Delight: Watch for hundreds popping up all over the library grounds!

Meet Our New Director-

Andrea Figaratto

Andrea is no stranger to CLAMS libraries and comes to West Barnstable with a wealth of experience in public libraries. At the Oak Bluffs Library, she coordinated volunteers and provided outreach services, and trained staff and patrons on a wide-range of subjects. Andrea has been a familiar face on the Circulation Desk of several Massachusetts libraries.

At Whelden, look for Andrea to promote library programs, help us keep up with trends, buy great books, and of course, provide the best possible service, and listen to your ideas and concerns.

So if you haven't already, please stop by to say hello to Andrea.

Don't Forget to stop by our Friend of the Whelden Library (FOWL) booksale!

Thank you in advance for your generous support of the Whelden Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library and at our events.

Whelden Memorial Library

"Small but Mighty"

PO Box 147

2401 Meetnghouse Way

West Barnstable MA 02668


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