We are open 7 days a week
In order to meet the new guidelines set-up to resume limited in-person services at the library, we made a video to help you know what to expect. We want you to know we are prepared. We will continue will provide curbside service for those who prefer. Hours are at bottom of email.
Osterville In-person Service Video
Click and view to see how we have prepared to welcome you back .

Be Well!

Read our Covid-19
on how we are serving the community.
It is great to see so many individuals, families & dogs out walking and jogging again. Please consider including the library in one of your walks. The annual Cape Cod 5K to benefit the library takes virtual form this year. Login to CC5k.org to enter yourself, your kids or your dog. A small registration fee comes with a custom gaiter for the first 200 to register, kids medals also. In support of local business prizes will be purchased from Osterville stores and restaurants. You can also just set up a peer to peer fundraising page.
41st Cape Cod 5k Run for the Library
Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America. OVL has Virtual Reality Experiences dealing with race and other issues.
Appointments are required.
Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to not only remember the past but to learn from it, and facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.

Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios' film transports you to historic Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC. The viewer shares an intimate series of moments with several of the patrons of Ben's as they reflect on their experiences of restricted movement and race relations in the U.S.
The VR experience allows one to literally walk in the shoes of the people who fought for freedom and equality during the civil rights era.

Most importantly, this project gives users a deeper awareness of their struggle. Using historical film and photographs, along with voice narrations of actual Civil Rights participants, the project falls along the lines of a new type of interactive-documentary experience.

Four upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at OVL
Friday, June 19 th - 10am- 3pm
Wednesday, July 15 th - 12am- 5pm
Tuesday, August 18 th-  12pm- 5pm
Wednesday, August 19 th 12pm- 5pm

Book you day and time below
Storytime with Wendy
Every Wednesday at 10AM a new storytime is added on Facebook, you can also view past storytimes on our YouTube channel.

Extended through June due to popular demand
  • Teen aged school graduates will receive the book “A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class,” which details the unprecedented challenges our 2020 graduates face on account of the current pandemic.
  • Younger graduates, for whom a journey in education has only just begun, will receive a copy of Dr Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
How the Graduation Experience Works

  • First, call the library at 508-428-5757 to reserve a half hour time slot.
  • You’ll be able to play “Pomp and Circumstance” by asking "Alexa" and we read your short introduction over a microphone as you walk through the decorated gazebo.
Thank you to our partners, Pocket full of Posies, Lujeans, Red Fish Blue Fish, Carol Williams Catering, and Elevated Impressions. Gift supplies are limited.
If you have a graduate from any grader who might be interested in participating please email cyndycotton@clamsnet.org
It's Here! This could be your year! Ticket Information
You do not need to be present to win .
Plein Air online is Open for Bidding
2nd Plein Air Online Build-up
In order to support our artists 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 artwork and bid on your favorites
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 virtually.

* Your Essential COVID-19 Guide to Staying Safe and Social Distancing on the Family Road Trip this Summer - website

* Resilience is Family: 40 Ideas fro New Family Traditions - website

* Six Tips to Survive a COVID-19 Summer with your Kids - website


* Cereal Box Monster Jaws/ Fun & Easy Big Kid Craft - website

* 12 Succulent Terrariums to Show off your Green Thumb - website

* How to Make a Flower Crown in 6 Simple Steps - website


* These are 9 Fun Games that Kids can Play with Flashlights - website

* Shapes and Colors Printable Board Game - website

* Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft for Kids - website

News from around the Town

The Chamber of Commerce along with partners, put together a website Called Reopening Cape Cod, " where public health and economic recovery meet". ReopeningCapeCod Website

Town of Barnstable, Town Manager Newsletter from June 12th - Read Now watch Video Update

UPDATE: The public should be aware that only landlines are part of the federal and state Reverse 911 system. In order to receive a call on your cell phone it must be registered with the CodeRED notification system. To make sure you are on our list, you can sign up through the Town’s website or the Barnstable Police Department’s website.


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.

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

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

Interview with Osterville Town Councilor David Bogan
Learn about what's going on in our village and the Town of Barnstable through our conversation with David Bogan.

Inquires can be sent to:
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.

Print version is available at the library in the notice board holders and out front of library.

Monday 9-4:30
Tuesday 10-4:30
Wednesday 9-4:30
Thursday 10-5:30
Friday 9-4:30
Saturday 9-3:30
Sunday 12-3:30

Subject to change as we work through opening and guidelines.

Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton cyndycotton@clamsnet.org

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