The seven libraries in the town of Barnstable are independent, private non-profits that each reflect the unique character of their respective village.  With an endless supply of books and information, they also offer a host of independent programs, readings, classes, discussion groups, meeting spaces, story hours and language classes.

Centerville Public Library

Centerville Public Library

In the village once known as Chequaquet they've enlisted the youth of the village known as the "Shell-vers" to engage in library activities.

 

Cotuit Library

Cotuit Library

Historic public library founded in 1874 specializes in delivery to the homebound.

 

Hyannis Public Library

Hyannis Public Library

Home to the Verizon Language and Literacy Center

 

Marstons Mills Public Library

Marstons Mills Public Library

Includes the Nancy Reardon Theater Arts Collection

 

Osterville Village Library

Osterville Village Library

Pick up passes to area and regional museums at this recently renovated library

 

Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library

The oldest library building in the country with a vast amount of Cape Cod Geneological resources dating from the early 1600's, Cape maritime history and more.

 

Whelden Library (West Barnstable)

Whelden Library (West Barnstable)

Features an extensive Cape Cod collection with an emphasis on the local Finnish population and a Barnstable Beekeepers section.

 

Upcoming events in Libraries

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-Wednesdays

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-Wednesdays

October 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to make a creation with Legos provided by the library.
4-5 PM

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Preschool Storytime st the Hyannis Public Library-Fridays

Preschool Storytime st the Hyannis Public Library-Fridays

October 20, 2017 10:30 am

FRIDAYS AT 10:30 A.M.
Stories, craft and a snack forchildren ages 2 ½ to 5.
No sign-up necessary!
Free and open to the public.

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Board Games every Saturday-Hyannis Public Library

Board Games every Saturday-Hyannis Public Library

October 21, 2017 10:00 am

Come and play some of the Library’s many board games 10-2
prizes and snacks

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Create Your Own Scarecrow in Cotuit 10/21

Create Your Own Scarecrow in Cotuit 10/21

October 21, 2017 10:30 am

Got some old, raggedy clothes lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Bring them down to Cotuit Library in the children’s room and create your own scarecrow with them! You bring the clothes, we’ll bring the stuffing. Then, when you’re done, your scarecrows will be displayed on the library front lawn for one week while the community votes for their favorite one. First, second, and third place prizes will be handed out when you pick up your pumpkin a week later on October 28th, between 9:30 and 3:30. Bring them home to decorate your lawn for Halloween!

This program is free, but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Sturgis Library Pottery and Sale 10/16-10/21

Sturgis Library Pottery and Sale 10/16-10/21

October 21, 2017 10:51 am

We will be holding a pottery and dishware sale the week of Monday, October 16th through Saturday, October 21st, 2017.  Pottery, dishware, and kitchenware of all kinds will be available, including plates, bowls, mugs, vases, glasses, pitchers, casseroles, platters and decorative pieces.  A number of the pieces were made by local potters.
We are accepting donations of gently used or new pottery and dishware through October 14th.  We are particularly interested in handmade pieces.  Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours.  Don’t forget to ask for a donation card to use for tax purposes.  And plan to stop by and shop the week of October 16th!  Everything will be priced to sell, and all proceeds go directly toward enhancing programs and services. 
If you have any questions, call Lucy at 508-362-6636 or email her at sturgislibrary@comcast.net.

 

Location: Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Lego Club-Hyannis Public Library-5 and up-1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

October 21, 2017 11:00 am

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 11a.m. – 12 noon.
Children ages 5 and up are welcome to make a creation with Legos provided by the library.

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Cotuit Archaeology with Craig Chartier 10/21

Cotuit Archaeology with Craig Chartier 10/21

October 21, 2017 2:00 pm

October is the month of Archaeology, and on International Archaeology Day Cotuit Library is pleased to host Craig Chartier as he talks about archaeology and Cotuit.  Craig has worked on numerous projects on Cape Cod, and will show us how they relate to our lovely village of Cotuit.  On a day when the world is taking a look back on its history, this is a program you don’t want to miss!
10/21 2-3 PM

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Music and Movement-birth to 5 years-9/11-12/11 Mondays

Music and Movement-birth to 5 years-9/11-12/11 Mondays

October 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Join us for a “Music and Movement” group occurring at the Hyannis Public Library, in collaboration with the Families United Network program, of Cape Cod Child Development…..!!!
Mondays, “Music and Movement” group, September 11th-December 11th (no group October 9th),1:00pm-2:00 pm, Miss Kristen & Miss Ellen
Join us for a music and movement group for children birth to five years of age, with caregiver participation. Come have fun and learn how music covers all areas of development, it has numerous benefits! Music and movement helps children to use gross motor skills (the larger muscles) fine motor skills (the smaller muscles, hand-eye coordination), and because repetition helps children to learn,
The songs can assist with language development as well. Cognition (problemsolving, cause-effect) and social-emotional development are also an important part of music and movement!
Funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and by Cape Cod Child Development.
Registration is not required for this group, for more information, please visit our website at www.cccdp.org or call us at 508-775-6240 x 512

 

Location: Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA.

After School Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

After School Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

October 24, 2017 4:00 pm

We supply the colored pencils and coloring pages and you relax, create and enjoy.
Ages 5 and up
Hyannis Library
4-5 PM

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Coloring Group ages 5 and up- 2nd and 4th Saturdays

Coloring Group ages 5 and up- 2nd and 4th Saturdays

October 28, 2017 12:11 pm

2nd & 4th Saturday of the month 11 a.m. – 12noon.
We provide the colored pencils and coloring pages andyou relax, create and enjoy!
Children ages 5 and up

 

Location: 401 Main St., Hyannis, MA

Haunted Stacks: A Slightly Spooky Walk in Cotuit 10/28

Haunted Stacks: A Slightly Spooky Walk in Cotuit 10/28

October 28, 2017 1:30 pm

The book shelves in Cotuit Library’s basement have been taken over by creatures of the night! You can pay them a visit during our family-friendly spook walk, and get something sweet as well. Come celebrate the Halloween season with Cotuit Library!

This program is free, but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the library.

 

Location: Cotuit Library, 871 Main Street, Cotuit MA 02635

Pre-Holiday Book Sale November 2- 4 at Sturgis Library

Pre-Holiday Book Sale November 2- 4 at Sturgis Library

November 2, 2017 5:00 pm

The Book Fair will feature books, gift items, and more from two of our favorite local booksellers—Books by the Sea in Centerville and Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich. They will be offering a wide variety of books for adults, young adults, and children, and unique gift items for booklovers young and old. A percentage of every purchase benefits Sturgis Library.
In addition to the Book Fair, our own used Book Shop will be well-stocked, and we will be offering a large variety of holiday and winter books to get you in the mood for the season.
Book Fair schedule:
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 5 to 7 pm
Early-bird wine and cheese reception and a chance to be the first to shop. Admission to the reception is $10.
Friday, November 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10 am to 4 pm

Admission on Friday and Saturday is free.

 

Location: Sturgis Library at 3090 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630

Pre Holiday Book Fair - Sturgis Public Library 11/2-11/3

Pre Holiday Book Fair - Sturgis Public Library  11/2-11/3

November 2, 2017 5:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our
Pre-Holiday Book Fair this November! 
The Book Fair will feature books, gift items, and more from three of our favorite booksellers—Books by the Sea in Centerville, Isaiah Thomas Books and Prints in Cotuit, and Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich.  They will be offering a wide variety of new, collectible, and antiquarian books for adults, young adults, and children, and unique gift items for booklovers young and old.  A percentage of every purchase benefits Sturgis Library.
In addition to the Book Fair, our own used Book Shop will be well-stocked, including a large variety of holiday and winter books to get you in the mood for the season.
The Book Fair will kick off on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM with an early-bird wine and cheese reception and a chance to be the first to shop.  Admission to the reception is $10.  The Book Fair will continue from 10-5 on Friday, November 3rd and 10-4 on Saturday November 4th.  Admission on Friday and Saturday is free.

 

Location: Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, MA