Summer Begins at OVL
Our annual summer tent stands on the library lawn ready to host a variety of events including our Plein Air art auction on Saturday July 18th for Osterville Village Day. Also, join us to sign up for this years Virtual Cape Cod 5k, Run for the Library.
As we look to enjoy the summer of 2020, we do so in strict adherence to town and state regulations in the name of safety.

Physical distancing & wearing masks is a mandatory precaution.
Also, outside capacity limit is 100.
This Saturday: Plein Air is July 18th
View on-line or in-person under the tent
This Saturday July 18th. Fewer artist but MORE ART!. Join us, all day, under the tent to view a variety of art while Plein Air artists paint around the village. We also have a "Buy it now" option available so you can grab and go. Our silent auction runs form till 5 PM in person and online. Lot of new additions! Grab and Go with Buy It Now!

Enjoy Art Before our Plein Air Event,
Sign-up now or on Village Day, July 18th between 8-11 AM
41st Cape Cod 5k Run for the Library building up to Village Day July 18th
Walk or Run when you want, any day anytime, anywhere!
Pick up your registration gift.
Run for the Library Gift with Registration
Be one of the first to register in any of the 4 categories and receive the following:

1 gaiter per individual (150)
1 gaiter per family (50)
1 medal per child (first 50)
1 small treat bag per dog (unlimited)

Prizes will be announced
Thank you to our Road Race Sponsors
The Osterville Village Library is very excited to have Osterville's premier Real Estate Agency,  Sotheby's International Realty  sponsor this major fundraising event for the library.

Prizes provided by Annmarie Edwards of  Guaranteed Rate  in Osterville.
We welcome The Trustees as a new sponsor for 2020. Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.
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
It's Here! This could be your year! Ticket Information
You do not need to be present to win .

Ski and Paddle Board Sale moving online
It’s that time of year again, help support the Osterville Village Library while getting a great deal on outdoor gear with Vermont Ski and Sport!

Just add a product to the cart, and put “ OVL ” or “ OSTERVILLE ” in the order notes section , and a portion of the proceeds will go straight to the
Osterville Village Library.

This years paddle board special features and awesome complete inflatable board package for only $799!

For questions about which gear is right for you, call or text Jonathan at (802) 258-0282.
Outside Story-time at OVL at 10:00 AM
No storytime July 18th
Wednesdays with Wendy
Saturday with Miss Audrey
New Online resources for kids & adults at home
To fulfill our mission to foster life-long learning, here are some opportunities to try something new using virtual technology.

*13 Surprising & Adorable Things to do with a Kiddie Pool - Link

* 14 Chore Charts that will keep Kids Busy at Home - Link

* 13 Surprising Ways to Re-purpose Old Toys - LInk


* Seashell Collage with Kids - Link

* How to Make Colorful Paper Plate Dragons - Link

* How to Make a Baking Soda Vinegar Powered Steam Boat - Link


* Mermaid Necklaces - Link

* How to Make a Macaroni Necklace - Link

* Chicken in a Cup (Noise Maker) - Link

Around Barnstable & Virtually

Stand up & Paddle Lessons - Link

Film Making Camp by Filmmakers - Link

Larry Tye at Lowell Park - Link

All About Oysters
The Osterville Anglers Cub youth committee & OVL will present a short program which should answer any and all questions you ever had about oysters. Tuesday July 21 st at 4 pm. Dale Gorman and Luke Cadrin of Cape Cod Oyster Company will explain how oysters are raised and the different types found near Cape Cod. BClean's director Zee Crocker will explain how their group is involved with efforts to keep our beaches and waterways clean.

Registration encouraged
call 508-428-5757
Noontime QuikFit with Terry
This class is 30 minutes of gentle exercise for active older adults. Bring hand weights, H20 & chair. $5.00 per class, $50. for August. 12-12:30 PM for more info contact Terry Stocker at
Yoga on the Lawn
Weather permitted. Sign up through Just Be Yoga Studio Mind/Body or email Pernille .
The schedule will be Monday and Friday 9:00 Slow Flow with Elin, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 Flow with Pernille

News from around the Town

Town of Barnstable, Town Manager Newsletter from July 17th - Read Now or watch Video

This Thursday tune into Town Council Meeting, for school
re-opening information.

Pay Your Real Estate Tax Bill - more info

Beach Stickers by mail - more info

Beach Water Quality - more info

Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info

Changes to Recycling at the Transfer Station effective July 1, 2020 - more info

Coping with Stress & Fear - link

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.

If you are a compromised adult in Osterville and need help reach out to

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

Three upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL

Tuesday, August 18 th-  12pm- 5pm
Wednesday, August 19 th 12pm- 5pm

Book you day and time below
The 2020
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.

Osterville In-person Service Video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be Well!
Concerts & More on the Library Lawn

July 23rd 6-7 Mike Dumas Band

July 30th 6-7 PM The Moonlighters

Oyster Event July 21st at 4PM, bClean, the Anglers Club & OVL.


Outdoor Shows coming in August

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

Text CC5K to 71777
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43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655