Are you a bookworm who wants to give back to your community?
Do you believe in the transformative power of libraries and want to advocate for it?
If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Join the Board and become a library trustee today!
As a trustee, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring that your library remains a vital resource for everyone.
You'll have the chance to make a real difference in your community and help spread the joy of reading and learning.
Don't wait any longer to make a positive impact - send your letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: nomination committee
Coming In September...
The Little Tea Library
Our Seed Library was a big hit this season, but it's time to switch things up!
We're excited to announce that we'll now be offering a Tea Library!
We know that many of our patrons are tea lovers, and we want to provide a space for them to try new blends and share their favorites with others.
If you're like some of our staff and have an abundance of tea to share, we'd love to take your donation!
Donations must be unexpired, unopened loose leaf, or individually wrapped and sealed bags with ingredients clearly labeled.
We want to ensure that our Tea Library is stocked with the best quality teas for everyone to enjoy.
So, come on in and try a new tea today!
Closed for the Holiday
Saturday September 2nd-Monday September 4th
The library will be closed for Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday September 5th, 9am-2pm
West Barnstable Citizen of the Year 2023- George Zoto!
We are thrilled to announce that George Zoto has been named our Citizen of the Year 2023!
This award recognizes his outstanding contributions to the community and his unwavering dedication to improving the quality of life for the residents of West Barnstable and the Town.
George's volunteer activities have had a direct impact on the environment and clean drinking water, and his commitment to these causes is exceptional. He has served on numerous committees and boards, including the Town's Planning Board, the Local Planning Committee, the West Barnstable Civic Association, the School Committee, and the Shellfish Committee.
We are grateful for George's tireless efforts and are honored to celebrate his achievements. Congratulations, George, on this well-deserved recognition as our Citizen of the Year 2023!
September at the transfer station is for the library!
September 2023 is the library's month to fundraise at the
Don't miss this brilliantly executed, critically acclaimed series by crime fiction writer and physician Kwei Quartey. In 2018, having practiced medicine for about 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, Quartey became a full-time novelist. In The Missing American (NPR Favorite Book of 2020), book 1, Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case leads her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world's Internet capital. In Sleep Well My Lady (Washington Post Best Mystery and Thriller of 2021) Emma investigates the death of a Ghanaian fashion icon and social media celebrity, Lady Araba. In Last Seen in Lapaz (CrimeReads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2023) a whirlwind romance leads to a brutal murder and the disappearance of a young Nigerian woman; Emma resorts to dangerous undercover work to track her down in Accra.
Are you tired of getting lost in thelabyrinth of the internet, searching for credible and trustworthy sources?
It's time to take a break from the endless scrolling and turn to your friendly neighborhood library!
Our digital databases and resources are tailored to meet your research needs. From academic journals to newspaper archives, we have everything you need to ace your next project. Don't worry if you haven't explored them all, we've got you covered. Our team will be reviewing each database and highlighting its features and benefits, so you know how to make the most of them. So why Google it, when you can Go Library!
Gale Home Improvement
Did something break around the house? Maybe the kitchen needs a new cabinet? Or something worse…did a window break? I know I wouldn’t be ready to support the local squirrel population that could take advantage of the newly created open door policy.
The Gale Home Improvement resources that are available through the Whelden Memorial Library can help you fix it up yourself! Avoid all those extra costs and be proud to show off your new window! Recently, I was playing catch with my nephew. Thing is, I’m not very good at a game of catch and I missed a fast ball which found itself flying through the basement window. All I could think about is how upset my partner would be! But luckily there are free resources provided by Whelden that can help. I found the Gale Home Improvement database on their website and searched “window replacement”. They had so many magazine articles! I went through a few of them and gathered up enough information so that I could find the necessary materials and put a whole new window in! My partner never even knew.
Now instead of spending tons of money and being nervous about my partner noticing it, I found myself showing off the window! I was so proud that I did it myself. But in truth, I didn't do it myself. I am simply lucky enough to have access to information through the Whelden Memorial Library. I now know where to go when something around the house goes wrong!
Gale U.S. History
The US History database in Gale pages is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in exploring and studying various aspects of United States history. The database contains a wealth of information, documents, articles, and resources that cover a wide range of historical events, figures, and topics related to the United States.
Whether you're a student, researcher, educator, or simply someone interested in delving into the past of the United States, the Gale Pages US History database can be incredibly valuable. The database offers a comprehensive collection of materials that span time periods from the colonial era to modern times.
Gale's primary source documents offer archives and digitized collections that provide researchers with firsthand content, including American editorials, news, and reports. Its secondary source articles explore a wide range of topics, including political history, social movements, cultural developments, economic changes, military conflicts, and more.
What I really appreciate about Gale pages is that it is very user-friendly and allows users to search for information efficiently and navigate through the content easily.
I highly recommend looking through the amazing resources in the US History database. I was researching for this write-up and found myself looking over a photograph of the title page from a Western Colonization pamphlet dated May 1804 from Arau, Switzerland with explanations and sample contracts for German-Speaking emigrants wishing to purchase land in America. If you are a history lover like myself this stuff is fascinating!
NAMI Ending the Silence for Families is an introductory mental health awareness presentation for parents and caregivers of youth that includes facts and statistics about mental health conditions, warning signs, and recommendations for how to talk to your child and how to work with school staff. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding about an often-misunderstood topic.
A one hour drop-in program to meet Michael Engelsen, Barnstable DPW Cemeteries Foreman, to get information and ask questions on green burials. Mosswood Cemetery has a new green burial area with uncut grass, native plantings of sumac and pussy willows, natural stone grave site markers, and pollinating plants to attract bees.
Grandparents' Day with Pitter Patter Puppets-show with Mary Wilson! Grandmas and Grandpas - oh how we love you! Laugh out loud and appreciate Grandparents with a puppet show for children and adults alike!