In Recognition of Memorial Day
Take a self-guided tour
This Memorial Day, while gatherings might not be taking place, you can take this 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. Start at the flagpole and walk through the village, to Chesbro Square, Armstrong-Kelly Park, The corners of Old Mill and East Bay and the Veterans Hall.

Rolling Thunder Story Walk
W hile walking through the village, enjoy our Story Walk Rolling Thunder. A tribute to the phenomenon that is the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, which takes place in Washington, DC, every Memorial Day weekend. In rhyming text, a young boy describes his journey to the capital to meet his grandfather, who rides his motorcycle to honor two friends who died in Vietnam.
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 us 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. You items will be placed in a sealed bag, on a cart, with your name on it for you to pick up at back door of library. Email:

Printing Services -If you need to print something, email it to OVLprint1@gmail.c om.

Library Card - 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.
The Graduation Experience

It’s a milestone that should not be forgotten… the liberating culmination of years of schoolwork alongside great hopes for the future. Every high school, college or younger graduate should be able to celebrate his or her graduation. Due to safety concerns surrounding the Covid pandemic, many kids will have to forgo the traditional pomp and circumstance rite of passage this year. In an effort to ensure families have a memento of the occasion, the Osterville Village Library will host a “ The Graduation Experience.”

Here is how it works: In accordance with social distancing guidelines, families and graduates will be able to take a cap and gown photo against a celebratory backdrop in our gazebo located on the Osterville Village Library green.

  • 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 can even provide for a staff member or volunteer to read your short introduction over a microphone as you walk through the decorated gazebo.
  • Teen aged school graduates will receive “A Letter to the 2020 Senior Class,” a book 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!”

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
The new CLAMS app has a broad range of features and functions that will make your library experience a whole lot simpler:
  • browse the collection
  • get details on items
  • make a selection
  • place a hold for later pickup
  • renew items previously checked out
  • check out eBooks and eAudiobooks with the touch of a button, then listen to them in the Libby or OverDrive app

Available now in the  App Store  and  Google Play Search for the CLAMS Library Network to download to your mobile device.

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


* Therapy Dogs Host Virtual Listening Sessions for Children During Covid-19 - website

*Nomster Chef/Recipes for Kids/Fun Food Recipes for Kids to Make for Healthy Eating - website

*11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home - website

*How to Hold a DIY Summer Camp at Home - website
*A Support Guide for Parents Raising Babies and Toddlers through the Coronavirus Crisis - website


*Mentos Geyser Experiment - website

*Friendship Bracelets: Easy DIY Macrame Tutorial - website

*Easy Activity: Make a Question Jar - website

*Access Mars: A WebVR Experiment - website

*Science: Watching a Beating Heart - website


*Highlights for Kids, everyone loves Highlights! - website

*Kindness 101 with Steve Hartman of CBS: Online Classes for Kids on Character, Empathy and Friendship - website

* DIY Rainstick, Rain sticks are those fun instruments that you turn upside down to make it sound like rain - website

*5 Super Easy No Prep Toddler Activities - website

*Scratch Drawing, his is a fun arts and craft style project that is a great way to spend the afternoon. You get to use crayons, paints and do some scratch drawing - website

News from around the Town

Town of Barnstable Newsletter from May 22nd - Read Now

Town Manager Mark Ells’ May 22nd Community Update Video From the Town Manager

UPDATE: Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Transfer Station & Recycling Center will be opening seven (7) days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Transfer Station & Recycling Center will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.
Also effective Tuesday May 26, 2020, the Recycling Area at the Town of Barnstable’s Transfer Station will be reopening. Basic recyclables will continue to be accepted by the source separated method. All users of the Recycle Area MUST wear a mask and maintain social and physical distancing.

The Swap Shop, Bottle Redemption Shed, and Food Waste Shed will be closed.

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

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.

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

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

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
  • Interview with David Martin, The Pedigreee Chart - view

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.

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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.
Any questions, please contact Cyndy Cotton
43 Wianno Ave.
Osterville, MA 02655