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Adult Programs

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Kids Programs

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News and Updates

Face Masks are Required

For a healthy and safe environment, we ask you to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose while you are in our building.

For those who choose not to wear a mask, curbside service is available. To place your request please call 508-362-2262.

Closed for the Holiday

Monday September 5th

The library will be closed for Labor Day. To learn more about this holiday, click here.


Battleship Cove Museum Passes

Each pass gives the cardholder

2 adult and 3 child admissions at $3 each.

Check Availability

Search online:

Request a Pass:

Call: 508-362-2262


Or stop by the library.

Volunteers Needed

September 2022 is the library's month to fundraise at the West Barnstable Transfer station. 

How can you help?

Sign up for a time slot to collect redeemables.

Check the calendar and sign up for a time slot click here.

Now Available

Roger Williams Zoo Discount Passes

1 Pass = $3 off per ticket for up to 4 tickets

Get your discount code today!

Call: 508-362-2262


Or stop by the library.

Mango Languages

Free with your Whelden Library Card.

Choose from over 70 languages including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Learn on the go- Download the Mango app onto your smart device to access the courses anywhere at your convenience.

Follow this link: to get started.

Have your library card number ready.*

Select 'Use Mango as a Guest' to get started quickly


Select 'Sign Up' to create a profile and save your progress as your learn. 


*Please note: you must have a library card issued by Whelden Library to use this service.

Need Help?

Call: 508-362-2262


Or stop by the library.

Ellen's Book Review

Lindsey Davis' Flavia Albia Mysteries

Flavia Albia is the spirited, adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, Albia learned how to blend in at all levels of Ancient Roman society; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade, solving murders across Ancient Rome as a private inquiry agent. But her wits and (often) sharp tongue are hers alone. The series begins in 89AD, at the shift from the reign of jovial Vespasian to the darker time of his paranoid son Domitian. Albia gives us her refreshing new perspective on the traditional Roman world from the viewpoint of a woman and an outsider. You'll find mystery, rich history, and humor in the 10 books in the series so far; start with The Ides of April (#1) and Enemies at Home (#2).

For a full list of the books in order, see

Order a copy today!

The Ides of April- click here

Enemies at Home- click here

Adult Programs

Sandy Neck Beach Cleanup

Sunday, September 18th


Sandy Neck Beach

Join the library crew and support the Official Sandy Neck Cleanup!

All supplies for cleanup provided. Get details at the Gatehouse!

The Crisis in Ukraine in Historical Perspective:

A Virtual Talk with Professor Michael Strmiska

Virtual Event

Thursday, September 22nd


Professor Michael Strmiska will offer an historical overview of the crisis in Ukraine, discussing the country's history from circa 1000 up to Putin's rejection of Ukraine’s existence as an independent nation.

Please register to receive the Zoom link


or email:

FOWL Bookstore

Open for the 2022 season on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.

9am- 2pm

  • June, 11th & 25th
  • July, 9th & 23rd
  • August, 13th & 27th
  • September, 10th & 24th 
  • October, 8th & 22nd

Stay up to date on bookstore hours and other library programs:

Barnstable Council on Aging

Caregiver and Support Services Hours

Second Thursday of Every Month


The Barnstable Council on Aging Caregiver/Support Services Coordinator will be available at the Whelden Memorial Library to assist with resources for our caregivers and Barnstable citizens' age 60+.

No appointment needed/walk-ins welcome.

Masks required.

Monday Tech Help

Learning a new device? Struggling to figure out e-books? Need to send an email? We're here for you!

To request an appointment:

Call: 508-362-2262



If Mondays don't work, just let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Puzzle Day



Every Saturday, we have a puzzle out for the community to work on together.

Children's Programs

Reading to Dogs

Companion Animal Program

Thursday, September 8th


The Cape Cod Companion Animal Program will be visiting the library with their certified therapy dogs. Kids will have the opportunity to read a book with a furry friend.

In case of rain this program will be moved indoors.

Animal School

Wednesday, September 14


West Barnstable Community Building

Join us for a special visit with animals from the Birdsey New England Wildlife Center!

Family Movie Night

Wednesday, September 21


Follow the story of the ring collecting blue streak and his new orange pal as they battle the bushy bearded one.

Can't guess the title? Call or email to find out!

Outdoor Storytime with Lizzy



Join us on the library lawn for outdoor story time!

Rain brings this event inside.

Masks are not required for outdoor events.

Whelden Memorial Library

"Small but mighty!"

Monday..................2pm - 7pm

Tuesday.................9am - 2pm

Wednesday............2pm - 7pm

Thursday................9am - 2pm

Friday.....................9am - 2pm

Saturday................9am - 2pm



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Help us provide the resources, programs and staff your library needs.

Our patron donations are vital to Whelden Memorial Library's success.

Donate directly to the library, visit

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Select "Whelden Memorial Library Corp" as your charity, and boom, Amazon donates a portion of all your sales to us!

Thank you!