Centerville Public Library

Centerville Public Library As a center of community life, the Centerville Public Library provides a wide range of information an
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As a center of community life, the Centerville Public Library encourages and supports civic, intellectual and cultural pursuits. It provides a wide range of information and materials to people of all ages, using traditional methods and innovative technology. The Centerville Public Library strives to adapt to the changing needs of the community. Its welcoming environment stimulates thinking, enhanc

es knowledge of the world and improves the quality of leisure time. The Centerville Public Library educates the community to understand, appreciate and financially support the Library’s relevance.

Not a creature was stirring 🌙
12/25/2023

Not a creature was stirring 🌙

Holiday closures.  We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday for the live animal and reptile show!!!
12/24/2023

Holiday closures. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday for the live animal and reptile show!!!

We’ve been working on developing our multilingual collection in the kids room.  So many great new titles in several lang...
12/23/2023

We’ve been working on developing our multilingual collection in the kids room. So many great new titles in several languages to check out!

Two young patrons pooled their money together to make this generous donation to Youth Services so we could purchase a ne...
12/21/2023

Two young patrons pooled their money together to make this generous donation to Youth Services so we could purchase a new book for our collection. Thanks, Maddie & Margot!

Rebecca Richardson of Osterville-Mashpee Rotary Club presents CPL Director, Victoria Allard with a generous donation in ...
12/20/2023

Rebecca Richardson of Osterville-Mashpee Rotary Club presents CPL Director, Victoria Allard with a generous donation in support of all the services we provide. Sometimes it takes *several* villages. ❤️

‘Tis the season ☹️☹️☹️
12/18/2023

‘Tis the season ☹️☹️☹️

Fresh Air Storytime is cancelled tomorrow (Thursday, 12/14)
12/14/2023

Fresh Air Storytime is cancelled tomorrow (Thursday, 12/14)

We’ve replenished the display with more tags for local children in need.  Wrapped gifts must be returned by Friday 12/15...
12/05/2023

We’ve replenished the display with more tags for local children in need. Wrapped gifts must be returned by Friday 12/15 💚❤️

Did you know we offer tech support on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to noon?  Call or email to schedule 30 minutes wi...
12/05/2023

Did you know we offer tech support on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to noon? Call or email to schedule 30 minutes with a tech savvy librarian!

Greens Sale Today (12/2)9am - 1pmTeacher/hostess gifts, handmade ornaments, beautiful arrangements, wreaths, delicious b...
12/02/2023

Greens Sale Today (12/2)
9am - 1pm
Teacher/hostess gifts, handmade ornaments, beautiful arrangements, wreaths, delicious baked goods and a New To You sale of holiday decor. Come early for the best selection!!🎄

Tomorrow!!!!!
12/01/2023

Tomorrow!!!!!

11/30/2023
Youth Services offers a new take-and-make craft each month.  Here’s the latest - an adorable reindeer finger puppet made...
11/28/2023

Youth Services offers a new take-and-make craft each month. Here’s the latest - an adorable reindeer finger puppet made by reconstructing a coin envelope. The artist must forage in the wilderness to find antlers. 🦌
Tag us in a photo of your child’s creation for a chance to win a Squishmallow!

It’s time for our Family to Family donation drive!  If you’re able, come grab an ornament from the display to sponsor a ...
11/27/2023

It’s time for our Family to Family donation drive! If you’re able, come grab an ornament from the display to sponsor a child in need by purchasing some items on their wish list. Wrapped gifts are due back on December 15th.

Donations wanted!🍪🧁🥧 ⛄️🕎🎄
11/17/2023

Donations wanted!
🍪🧁🥧 ⛄️🕎🎄

  Shout out to our awesome delivery drivers and postman!  Jimmy (UPS), Everton (USPS) and Chris (Optima) are always smil...
11/07/2023


Shout out to our awesome delivery drivers and postman! Jimmy (UPS), Everton (USPS) and Chris (Optima) are always smiling. They are crucial gears in the library machine and we are so grateful for their exceptional service. 🤩🤩🤩

Monday morning Storytime is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you next time.
11/06/2023

Monday morning Storytime is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you next time.

11/02/2023
The P**p MuseumToday, Wed 11/1 @ 1:00Award winning storyteller, teacher and p**p expert Susie Maguire will be here to te...
11/01/2023

The P**p Museum
Today, Wed 11/1 @ 1:00

Award winning storyteller, teacher and p**p expert Susie Maguire will be here to teach us all about p**p!
• What is p**p?
• Does every animal p**p? (Spoiler: NO!)
• Does every animal have a butt? (Spoiler: NO!)
• Is there really sweet, tasty p**p that you can eat? (Spoiler: YES!)
• Is there really p**p that you can play in? (Spoiler: YES!)
• Who is the world’s messiest, fartiest, p**per?
• Which animal does a p**p dance?
• Which animal has p**p attack power?
• Which animal eats their mom’s p**p?
• and much more!

🦖 Dinovember is here! 🦕Every day in November, we’ll be hiding dinos and dino eggs inside/outside the library. Finders Ke...
10/31/2023

🦖 Dinovember is here! 🦕
Every day in November, we’ll be hiding dinos and dino eggs inside/outside the library. Finders Keepers (take only one per day, please). Nothing will be hidden near the parking lot or road. Can’t find one? Try again the next day. Happy hunting!!!

Please join us in recognizing the contributions of long time bookstore volunteer, Sally Whelden!  She began working in t...
10/31/2023

Please join us in recognizing the contributions of long time bookstore volunteer, Sally Whelden! She began working in the bookstore nearly 6 years ago after retiring from Cape Cod 5. She’s heading to the west coast to be near her sister but will be missed by her CPL family. Thank you, Sally!

Today (Fri 10/27) @ 3:30
10/27/2023

Today (Fri 10/27) @ 3:30

Our newest patron 💗
10/21/2023

Our newest patron 💗

Learn & Create @ CPL!
10/20/2023

Learn & Create @ CPL!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn and ask questions about this topic at the upcoming Town Meeting!  Monday, Octo...
10/13/2023

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn and ask questions about this topic at the upcoming Town Meeting! Monday, October 23rd from 6-9pm in the BHS Performing Arts Center.

10/13/2023

Calling all introverts!!!
Come along on our new storywalk with Miss Megan and learn How to Party Like a Snail 🐌
(Book written by Naseem Hrab and illustrated by Kelly Collier)

It’s getting spooky in here!  Come pick a scary book, feed the bookdrop monster or grab a take-and-make scarecrow craft!
10/06/2023

It’s getting spooky in here! Come pick a scary book, feed the bookdrop monster or grab a take-and-make scarecrow craft!

Thank you to art educator Lenore Lyons who led an engaging and inspiring Nature Journaling workshop yesterday! Join us n...
09/28/2023

Thank you to art educator Lenore Lyons who led an engaging and inspiring Nature Journaling workshop yesterday! Join us next week as we explore nature and the art of observation in this 3-part series.

Wednesdays, October 4 and October 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All are welcome to participate, most appropriate for grades 1 and up! Register on the events page at www.centervillelibrary.org 🌿

Presented in partnership with Barnstable Land Trust to support their first Thoreau’s Cape Cod Readathon on October 7 & 8.

We are sorry but Fresh Air Storytime is canceled for TOMORROW, THURSDAY, September 28 at 11 a.m.See you next week!
09/27/2023

We are sorry but Fresh Air Storytime is canceled for TOMORROW, THURSDAY, September 28 at 11 a.m.

See you next week!

Born to Read Storytime at 3 p.m. is canceled today. See you next week!
09/26/2023

Born to Read Storytime at 3 p.m. is canceled today.

See you next week!

For the month of September, we are collecting toiletry donations for the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center.Donat...
09/18/2023

For the month of September, we are collecting toiletry donations for the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center.

Donations will be given out at CIVOC's Stand Down for Veterans event on Friday, October 13.

Please leave your donations in the marked boxes in the front lobby. Thank you for helping our neighbors and community members!

TOILETRIES REQUESTED (SAMPLE/TRAVEL SIZES PLEASE):
Shampoo, conditioner, Q-tips, soap & body wash, deoderant, dental products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, etc.), hand sanitizer, personal bathroom wipes, eye-glass cleaner wipes, small tissue packages, hand cream

ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
NEW socks (adult sizes) and NEW underwear (packaged, all genders), feminine sanitary items, Poise/Depends pads, hair combs/brushes

Out of an abundance of caution, the library will be closed Saturday, September 16 due to the threat of inclement weather...
09/15/2023

Out of an abundance of caution, the library will be closed Saturday, September 16 due to the threat of inclement weather. It is our top priority to keep our staff and patrons safe.

Thank you for your understanding. We will reopen on Monday, September 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Great view from the Poorvu Room! Fresh Air Storytime with Miss Megan takes place on Thursdays at 11! 📚
09/14/2023

Great view from the Poorvu Room! Fresh Air Storytime with Miss Megan takes place on Thursdays at 11! 📚

Delivery day!
09/13/2023

Delivery day!

Caregiving 101 with BACCWednesday, September 13 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.This program will review the vital parts of careg...
09/12/2023

Caregiving 101 with BACC
Wednesday, September 13 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

This program will review the vital parts of caregiving including an overview of Dementia, communication tools, the importance of caregiver self-care and the benefits of contented involvement. Presented by Stacey Cullen, the Caregiver/Support Services Coordinator with Barnstable Council on Aging.

This program is HYBRID- attend in-person at CPL or via Zoom! Register at www.centervillelibrary.org or call (508) 790-6220.

The Portland’s sinking in 1898 gave it the unfortunate moniker “Titanic of New England”. Thank you to author Don Wilding...
09/11/2023

The Portland’s sinking in 1898 gave it the unfortunate moniker “Titanic of New England”. Thank you to author Don Wilding for sharing your extensive research and amazing story of the famous gale, the ship, and the New Englanders who perished.

Order your copy of “Cape Cod and the Portland Gale of 1898” from CLAMS today!

09/08/2023

She’s back! Indoor Storytime with Miss Becky is back on Monday!

We will incorporate yoga and nature into this weekly indoor gathering of young minds.

Come for the stories, leave with a smile! Toddlers and preschoolers welcome. Visit Miss Becky every Monday at 11:00 a.m. at CPL!

In partnership with Barnstable Land Trust, and to celebrate Thoreau’s Cape Cod Readathon, CPL is offering 3 workshops on...
09/07/2023

In partnership with Barnstable Land Trust, and to celebrate Thoreau’s Cape Cod Readathon, CPL is offering 3 workshops on Nature Journaling, presented by art educator Lenore Lyons. Explore how to observe nature, take notes and drawings, and what it means to be part of our environment!

Wednesdays, September 27, October 4 and October 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Centerville Public Library (585 Main Street, Centerville).

Registration recommended at www.centervillelibrary.org or call (508) 790-6220.

Second summer at Centerville Public Library 🌼
09/06/2023

Second summer at Centerville Public Library 🌼

Centerville Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Have a fun and safe holiday...
09/03/2023

Centerville Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Have a fun and safe holiday!

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585 Main Street
Barnstable, MA
02632

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

(508) 790-6220

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