More resources & information for you until we can resume all of our Osterville Library
in-person services.

At OVL we look forward to welcoming you back when we get the go-ahead to open. If you would like check out books via our curb-side check out please email me your book and or DVD selection(s). We only have access to items that are inside the library, so it must say available in Osterville when you search . As always reach out by phone Monday - Friday 9-4 for any questions or request. If you need to print something, email it to OVLprint1@gmail.c om. If you need a library card to take advantage of our 4000 free on demand classes please reach out.
Plein Air online is Open
2nd Plein Air Online Build-up
In order to support our artist and help fund the library we will be having an online auction of Osterville & Cape Cod artwork building up to Plein Air.
Art is being added daily so check back.

Check out the Cape Cod Artwork ready to be bid on.
In Honor of Memorial Day
Take a self-guided tour
On Veteran's Day 2019 we lead a walking tour of the monuments in Osterville. This Memorial Day, while gatherings might not be taking place, you can take the guided tour at you leisure. The link provides an information sheet you can follow and visit the monuments around the village and learn about the people from Osterville who sacrificed their lives for us.

The Graduation Experience
Join us and our partners as we try to bring you a memorable Graduation Experience at the beginning of June. All age graduates are welcome. Sign-up times will be in 1/2 hour increments. Physical distancing will be in place.
Thank you to our partners, Pocket full of Posies, Lujeans, Red Fish Blue Fish, Carol Williams Catering, and Elevated Impressions.
If you have a graduate who might be interested in participating please email
The Pedigree Chart in
Genealogy Explained
Online Programming continues with an interview David Martin #3
The 3rd video in a series with David Martin of the Cape Cod Genealogy Society. In this interview David talks about starting and working on the Pedigree Chart. Watch Video
More Online Programs from our YouTube Channel

  • Interview with David Martin, A Taste of Genealogy - getting started
  • Interview with David Martin, The interview Process - view now
  • Interview with Christine Hochkeppel, Photographing COVID-19 - view
  • Interview Ayanna Parrent, Exercise and Recovery - view
  • Interview with Nicole Bessette , Homeschooling & Stress - view
  • Interview with Trish Hegarty, 2014 contestant on Survivor - view

Red Cross Blood Drive at Osterville Library
May 29th 1-6 PM
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


* How to Have Remote Play Dates and Keep Kids Social During the Covid19 Outbreak. These apps, websites, games, and activities help maintain friendships from a safe distance.

* A Teacher and Tutor of 8 Years Shares His 6 Step Secret to Keeping Kids Engaged While Learning at Home - Tips

* Getting Children and Teens Outside While Social Distancing for Covid-19 - Ideas

* Library of Congress: Engage! - Engage with Library of Congress resources and authors. - Engage

* For our Off-Cape friends, Boston Central : Virtual ways to connect to various activities and events from around the Boston area


* Challenge: Robots! From National Geographic: Help Design Machines to Solve Some Real World Problems. - Get Started

* Skype a Scientist: Want to Talk to a Scientist? You’ve Come to the Right Place -

* Free Printable Kids Charades Ideas, t hese kids charades ideas are some fun animal & action combo charades that are sure to lead to silly fun & laughter. - Get Started

* Storytelling Jar: Printable storytelling prompts for kids. A collection of simple storytelling prompts for kids that will have you and your children sharing creative stories. Perfect for pre-writers and can then be carried into story writing too.

* 7 DIY Projects Your Kids Will Love. Count on the magic of baking soda, and a little imagination. - Get Started


* How to Make a Colorful Water Xylophone. Get Musical

* How to Make Butter in a Jar, great cooking and science project. - Butter me up

* DIY Your Own Baby Safe Edible Finger Paint - Get Artsy

* You will love this if you are running out of activities! Jan Brett Activity Page

* How to Make a Kazoo Out of a Toilet Paper Roll, sorry, not sorry. T his old-school humming toy is a cinch to make. All you need for your very own colorful kazoo is a toilet paper roll, wax paper, an elastic band and paint. - Start Playing

News from around the Town

Town of Barnstable Newsletter from May 15th - Read Now

Town Manager Mark Ells’ Most Recent Community Update Video From the Town Manager

Since David Bogan is unable to hold hours at the library, you can direct your questions or comments for the Osterville Town Councilor through email, he can be reached at

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.

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.

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:

Ready to Welcome You Back!
(When we are allowed)
When you enter through the front doors into the wide open library you will sense the smiles behind our masks! Book drops will remain open during the day for convenience in returning books. 

If you would like your new books to be left "curbside", let us know and we will  accommodate you .
The Anne Williams McGraw Atrium has been re-worked to give more space to pick-up your latest new books.

The Lower Lever has been rearranged to provide more distancing for study & computer use.
The 2020
is now out 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.

Read the articles and view the ads of the business that generously support your library. With 'hot-links' you are one click away from their website! Please support these trusted local businesses.

Print version will be available in late May.

Reach Your Goals. We Can Help. 

Your Next Career Move, Self Improvement or Creative Class,
Starts at the Osterville Village Library

Explore our online learning platform offering more than 4,000 on-demand videos

Udemy is an online learning platform offering more than 4,000 on-demand video courses covering the most important topics your employees need to stay ahead of the curve, giving your business a competitive edge. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity.  Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies trust Udemy for employee upskilling.
Helping you stay ahead of the curve is just one of the many reasons our library offers access to Gale Presents: Udemy .

Need an Osterville Library card?
Call the library week-days. 508-428-5757 and we can get you one over the phone!
The Stick Library
In addition to our One-Way Children and Adult books, (take, but please don't bring back), we now have a Stick Library for your dog. Stop by and visit, out front of library Monday - Saturday 9-3.
Osterville Helps has added a new service in response to Social Distancing. If you are lonely and just want to have a conversation PLEASE reach out, or call 972-539-6427.
Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655