More resources for you while the
library is closed.
We are making many changes around the library in anticipation of opening. We have been adding sneeze guards, moving computers and furniture to allow for social distancing work and study. Plus we have automatic doors, auto flush toilets' and faucets. Book check out will be improved to meet new guidelines. We can't wait to see you!

Please reach out if you have question or a need, or call 508-428-5757 M-F 9-3

Need to print something? Email it to your item will be printed and instructions on pick-up.

FYI, all library materials have automatically been renewed to May 5th.
The blood drive with the American Red Cross hosted at the library produced 50 pints of blood that will help over 150 people .
New dates coming up soon!
Thank you to those who came out to donate.

Interview with Precinct 5 Town Councilor David Bogan
Since David Bogan is unable to hold hours at the library we decided to do an interview. If you have questions or comments for the Councilor, he can be reached at
One-way books still going strong!

We continue to fill carts with kids and adults books, DVDs, and puzzles from the library bookstore. They are in front of the library under the farmers porch, available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Help yourself while exercising the recommended social precautions, sanitize items, and please do not return the books back to the library! 

New books are added daily. Over 1400 items given away to date!
New Online resources for kids & adults at home
To fulfill our mission to foster life-long learning, while the building is closed, here are some opportunities to try something new while we are separated.

More fun and educational links to for kids and adults

Enjoy a selection of 50 magazines titles that are always available! No need to download--you can read them online or from your mobile device using the Libby app .

Always Available eBook Collection now featured on our public OverDrive site. No wait times. - Start Downloading

Digital Childrens' and YA titles for younger patrons.   Start Downloading

Want to be part of a Virtual Cookbook Book Club ? For many of us, it is hard trying to come up with interesting meals from our own kitchens with limited ingredients. Since we must be apart right now, let’s explore different cookbooks, cook, and share our experience together. The Circulation Manager and Cataloger are teaming up to create a virtual cookbook club ! Let us know if you are interested in joining the fun!  Email

How to Build the Ultimate Indoor Obstacle Course - View Link

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids - View Activities

14 Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday During Covid19 - Get Ideas

Easy Stop Motion Animatio n for Beginners w/ipad - View Link

Minute to Win It Tween Challenge - Have Fun Now

Google Arts & Culture  is an online platform through which you can view high-resolution images and videos of artworks and cultural artifacts from partner cultural organizations throughout the world. - Start Viewing

Bored on Earth? Take a trip to Mars , get beamed up to the red planet for a tour with Curiosity rover for an immersive experience. Bean me Up!

Learn the benefits of a plant based meals and receipts to ad more veggies to your diet. With Dr. Prieto from CCH. Learn more .

Since we have had so much rain, why not plant a Rain Garden. It is attractive and good for the environment.
You can't help but notice the rain garden in front of the library. Th is project was completed in partnership with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Americorps Cape Cod, Horsley Witten Group, the Town of Barnstable, and Three Bays Preservation with funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Southeast New England Program. If you would like to explore starting your own rain garden follow this link for help and plant list.

News from around the Town

Effective Monday, April 13, 2020, the Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be temporarily closing the facility on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 4, 2020. Also, the Recycling Area at the Town of Barnstable’s Transfer Station will be temporarily closed through May 4, 2020. More info.

New due dates for the following real estate and personal property bills, motor vehicle excise bills, water and sewer utility bills, and exemption and deferral applications:

Fourth Quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Bills:
  • Original Due Date: May 1, 202 - New Due Date: June 1, 2020

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes:
  • Any bills issued with a due date of March 10, 2020, or later are now due on June 1, 2020, regardless of the due date printed on the bill  

Water and Sewer Utility Bills:
Town of Barnstable Finance Director further clarification regarding payment of Water Utility Bills and Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills.  Click here for full notice >
  • Any bills issued with a due date of March 10, 2020, or later are now due on June 1, 2020, regardless of the due date printed on the bill  

Property Tax Personal Exemption and Tax Deferral Applications:
  • Original Due Date: April 1, 2020   - Extended Due Date: June 1, 2020

More information from the Town of Barnstable - Click Here


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.

Osterville Restaurants open for Take -Out. Amies Bakery, Crisp too , Pineapple Caper, 3 Wianno , Osterville Fish , Pizza One Subs Two

Check our Facebook page for interviews with local people on home schooling, dealing with kids at home, photo capturing COVID-19 on Cape Cod, and lots more.

For COVID-19 information you can trust, please visit:

Available free through the Osterville Library website
There are over 4000 classes to choose from, here are some that might be helpful now f or families, parents and or caregivers.

Need an Osterville Library card?
Call the library week-days and we can get you one over the phone!
If you're 60+ or immunocompromised, visit the Osterville Helps website or respond to this email to get connected to a helper who can deliver your essentials to you.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655