OVL is committed to helping all stay engaged and informed. We have been adding numerous resources to assist with this up-coming school year. OVL has the space, WiFi and computers for those who need to use. OVL will have supplemental materials and numerous databases to help assist with learning for K-12. We look forward to helping make this a successful learning school year.
OVL will also be offering free printing for school work and assignments.
Interview with Don Wilding on Cape Cod History & Shipwrecks
Osterville Village Library interviews Don Wilding. Since the start of the millennium, Don Wilding has been telling stories of Cape Cod Outer Beach history through lectures, video, and the written word. This video and Don Wilding's website, DWCapeCod.com,provide a lot of interesting information that can help you plan your own educational adventures during this hybrid learning time.
Nantucket Sound's Historic Lighthouses
Watch The 4th Annual Sunflower Festival Live Stream
The-4th-Annual/The Sunflower Festival at Tendercrop Farm at the Red Barn is 2 weekends this year with a week in between to enjoy 5 Acres of 9 different kinds of sunflowers! Register for the Livestream
To register for any of the above classes and others available Click Here.
Learn or Try Something New
OVL has a great telescope that one of our loyal patrons, Art, takes to Dowses Beach, sets up & lets people & kids take a look. If you are interested in attending, email Art at gac29@aol.com
Mask & Social Distancing Required. Check our Facebook page for a pop up look on a great night.
This online class is presented by Mass Audubon and Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries. This online presentation will introduce you to the eleven most commonly seen hawks in New England, providing the 'keys' and a few tricks for you to begin identifying them on your own. By the end of the course, you'll know where and when to look for them, and how to identify what you find.

Presenter: Paul M. Roberts, who has been studying hawks, their migration, and identification for several decades.
Pre-Registration and fee required.
Learn to Shellfish!
Episode 2
The Town of Barnstable's Shellfish Naturalist Technician Liz Lewis provides a fun and informative shellfish class for all levels. Melt the butter and grab the rake and basket, you'll be bringing home dinner!
NEW: Resources for Home Schooling
and Hybrid Learning

  • EPIC Family Support Line - The organization Every Person Influences Children has launched a family support line for parents to use while home with their children during quarantine. You can call 716-332-4111 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday for help managing stress, establishing homeschool routines, positive discipline strategies and any other issues that may arise.

  • Google has curated a selection of educational apps and games for kids so that you can feel good about letting them have some iPad time.

  • Hand2Mind has introduced teach@home where you can find free daily lessons and activities for K-5 students created and delivered by teachers. Grade-specific weekly schedules are provided along with daily video lessons and worksheets for Math and Literacy.

  • Bright Horizons, a company with childcare centers nationwide, has launched World at Home, a "one-stop resource for at-home learning." You can log on each week for new videos and activities on yoga & mindfulness, STEM learning, language works, storytime, cooking, and more.

  • EncantosBrands, the maker of the popular bilingual YouTube series, "Canticos" has a learning hub filled with free printable worksheets about art, literacy, math, social-emotional learning and other projects.

  • EdHelper.com has free daily learning resources for a variety of ages. You can print off worksheets for everything from practicing cursive handwriting to learning about the coronavirus.

  • Learning Resources offers free educational activities split by age group. You can find things like flashcards, science adventures, math games and more.

  • Seussvile has activities, crafts, and printables for parents of small children that's all about "playful learning."

  • Dictionary.com has a Learning at Home Center to help kids from preschool through high school learn through games and vocabulary activities.

  • Highlights has fun arts and crafts you can do with your kids like a DIY supply caddy and spaceship bookmarks.

UPDATE: Our newsletters will be emailed on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month going forward.
Links of interest,
updated weekly
9/11 Town Manager and Barnstable School Superintendent Dr. Meg Mayo-Brown's
(BS starts at 9:15) weekly update - Video
Barnstable School Website - link
Town Manager 9/11 - Newsletter
USPS Voting by Mail - info
Barnstable County will be hosting a drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday, September 26 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. To find out whether your town is currently hosting a flu clinic for residents, click HERE.
Beach Water Quality - more info
Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Saturday, September 12, 2020
Quarantine Definition for Massachusetts Travel Advisory - link
Hurricane Preparedness Information - more info 
We remain in a Level 2 Drought Status even with this week’s rainfall
Election Results From the September 1st Primary Election Can Be Found 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.

Please Support our Osterville Businesses

Outside story-time at OVL
Tuesdays & Wednesday
Wednesdays with Wendy
September 16th at 10 AM
Tuesday Sept. 22nd at 2 PM
Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL

Tuesday- September 15th

Thursday- October 1st
Friday- October 30th

Tuesday- November 10th
Tuesday- December 15th

Check Redcross website for times and appointments.

Book your day and time below
Our Recent Interviews.
Dr. John Cox President CCCC - interview
Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan 8/26 - interview
Todd Glickman, Meteorologist - interview
Dr. Falzone on Identifying Stress - interview
BPD Chief Sonnabend - interview
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
A life Suspended by author Nicole Donovan - interview
Pod Request
POD REQUEST: "We are a family of three with a 4 year old daughter. We have owned a home in Osterville for the last 10 years and have decided to live here for the next year or longer. We are carefully quarantining. In order to give our daughter a chance to play safely with other children at or near her age, we are looking to form a pod with another family with young children who is doing the same." Email Here
The 2020
is 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.

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 cyndycotton@clamsnet.org

Osterville in-person service video
Click arrow to view how we prepared to welcome you back inside the library.

Be well!
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Osterville, MA 02655