More resources for you while the
 library is closed
We have always felt the Osterville Village Library is more than a place for books. We are in the information business and the heart of the community. We hope through these newsletters you feel connected and find the information helpful.
We can't wait to welcome you back!

Please reach out if you have question or a need, or call 508-428-5757 M-F 9-3

FYI, all library materials have automatically been renewed to May 5th.
Need help getting your essentials?
If you're 60+ or immunocompromised, visit the Osterville Helps website or respond to this email to get connected to a helper who can deliver your essentials to you.
The Dog Library,
the next 2 chapters, written and narrated by Gregg Jensen, illustration by Alexa Cotton. Will Pixel and Mazel ever find the Dog Library? Great for all ages.
OVL is hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross
Cape Cod Community Blood Drive

Osterville Village Library
43 Wianno Ave
Osterville, MA 02655

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to schedule an appointment.

Special offer from our supporter, Amazon: to thank you for coming to give blood April 1-30, we will send you a $5 gift card* via email.

*Restrictions apply, see; Terms and conditions apply; visit
One-way books still going strong!

We continue to fill carts with kids and adults books, DVDs, and puzzles from the library bookstore. They are in front of the library under the farmers porch, available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Help yourself while exercising the recommended social precautions, sanitize items, and please don’t return the items taken back to the library! 

New books are added daily.
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.
If you're wondering how to foster STEM learning while your children are home, go to the Museum of Science at home. Join the team for a thoughtful conversation surrounding new ways to support STEM at home. Participants will be guided through complimentary STEM offerings for families available via the EiE website.

WHDH, a Boston TV station is offering science classes every week day live on Facebook at 10:30. There is also a question and answer segment. Topic to date include precipitation & how weather works. Some classes even have worksheets and other downloadable information. Here is link to their Facebook Page .

Looking for more help with math, science, reading and more for all grade levels ? Go to Khan Academy they are a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Go to Khan Academy

Fridays at 11:00 a.m.,  New England Aquarium Explorer -In Residence and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will present a series of Facebook Live “ mini-lectures” with Q&A following . The next live show is scheduled for April 1st at 11:00AM. To see previous topics visit the New England Aquarium website .

The Best Homemade Bird Feeders and Bird Seed Ornaments - the Ultimate Guide

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt - Printable List

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets - Great for Spring

Gratitude Challenge for Kids and Adults - Free Printables

Finger Knitting Snakes - Get Started

250+Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the Covid-19 Crisis - Read List

Everyone Can Benefit from Ted Talks
To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.
Age levels served include:
  • Elementary/Primary
  • Middle School/Lower Secondary
  • High School/Upper Secondary
  • College/University
Available free through the Osterville Library
There are over 4000 classes to choose from, here are some that might be helpful now f or families, parents and or caregivers.

* How to be more productive working from home
* Neuroscience for parents: how to raise amazing kids
* Working remotely:how to succeed in the new workplace
* Healthy cooking fundamentals
* Essential cooking skills
* Flourishing in Stressful times - with Tara Brach
* Stress management: 40+ easy ways to deal with stress
* How to develop emotional resilience to manage stress
* Mindfulness meditation with Jack Kornfield

Need an Osterville Library card?
Call the library week-days and we can get you one over the phone!
Local Virtual Resources, Information & Takeout Food
Have you ever wanted to know how they move the cars at Heritage Museum? How to start a Model T, or how they get their gardens and flowers to loo they way the do? Take a Virtual Tour of Heritage Gardens.

Dune Tours Provincetown with Rob Costa of Art's Dune Tours - Watch

The Massachusetts Air & Space Online Exhibits from their Collection - Visit

Osterville restaurants open for Take -Out. Amies Bakery, Crisp too, Pineapple Caper, 3 Wianno, Osterville Fish, Pizza One Subs Two

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.

Local COVID-19 Information- Barnstable County Health

In case you missed,
access the Boston Public Library resources
For a limited time, t he Boston Public Library  is offering free  access to many of its electronic resources  that aren't  typically  available    Explore Ancestry Library, Artstor, Tumblebooks, and more.
Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655