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

After School Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

After School Coloring Group ages 5 and up Tuesdays

December 12, 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

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

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

December 13, 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

December 15, 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

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

December 16, 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

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

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

December 18, 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.

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

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

December 23, 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

Voices of Poetry: The Big Muddy at Sturgis Library 1/23

Voices of Poetry: The Big Muddy at Sturgis Library 1/23

January 23, 2018 6:00 pm

Sturgis Library is pleased to host an evening of great poetry & music on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive (& other more recent conflicts).

This FREE poetry & music event will feature a trio of exceptional poets: Doug Anderson, Howie Faerstein & Eric Wasileski. We will also have music by Black Whydah Trio (comprised of John Best, Jean Alitz Sagara & Ellen Watters Sullivan), who will perform the World Premiere of John Best’s composition, based on the poem/prose piece The War Prayer by Mark Twain, with narration by poet/poetry organizer Neil Silberblatt.

 

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