At Preschool StoryTimes children gather together to hear a few stories and do a simple craft. For parents, StoryTimes are an opportunity to meet other parents, and/or talk with a librarian about good children’s books. Registration is not required.

StoryTime for children ages 1-5 are held Fridays 10:00 - 10:30.

Are you part of a preschool playgroup, but find that our regular StoryTime hours don’t fit into your schedule?  Contact us to schedule a special StoryTime for your group.

We’re making project-based learning the focus of our expanded literacy programming for school-age children. In future programs, every child will be able to build on his/her interests while enjoying books, media, and technology.

Programs for April Break 2017  included ​a 'Read to Caz, the Service Dog' program for all ages; a Lego Building and Stop-Motion Animation program for ages 8-12; and an Escape Room program for teens. 

Click here to find links to the Barnstable Public Schools Summer Reading Lists
Every Friday at 11:00 for ages 6-10

Hero Kids is designed for kids ages 6-10, and is a fast and fun way to learn the basics of role-playing games. Learning how to do quick thinking, planning around tricky problems and puzzles, taking part in exciting battles and participating in rich storytelling are all part of the fun.

Best of all, there's no technology required: just dice, paper and imagination!  

Groups are limited to 5 players. Registration is required. Call 508-428-5757. 


At the Osterville Village Library:
"Build a Better World" 2017 Summer Programs
for Children & Teens 
When? Program Title   Program Description
June 30th 10:00 on

Barnstable Libraries’ Summer Reading Kick-Off 
        Get ready for a summer of reading and building at the Summer Reading Kick-off Event: hosted by the Barnstable Village Libraries; held at the Centerville Public Library, 585 Main St. Centerville; for all ages; featuring musical guest David Polansky and a Four Seas ice cream social on the patio.
June 30th
3:00 - 5:00
‘Magic of Green Screen’ Workshop
Registration is required.     Call 508-428-5757 or email
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero in your favorite action movie, or better yet create your own movie? Do you have a secret desire to act like a tv newscaster or meteorologist?  Adults, and teens ages 10 and up – and teens interested in volunteering with the Osterville Village Library digital media production crew -- are invited to come to the library to learn how to use the iMovie Green Screen Effect with the staff of the Cape Cod Community Media.  
Tuesday July 11
1:00 – 4:00
July 12th
10:00 - 1:00
Osterville ‘Box Village’  **

      What makes a great village? Kids (ages 5 and up), teens, and families are welcome to drop in during this 2-day community-building event. We’ll create small people, houses, village buildings and more; and lay out our model village on the Library Green. The more builders, the bigger the village model!  
July 13th
10:00 - 12:00
Build a Solar Garden Lighthouse
Registration is required.

       Kids (ages 8 and up) and teens are invited to paint and build a working solar garden light shaped like a lighthouse from clay pots and a solar light.
Call 508-428-5757 or email for info on registration and materials fee.

July 14th
10:00 - 12:00
Build It: Bridges & Towers & a Cardboard Parade Float! 
Registration is required.
Come help us build a cardboard creation for our parade float!  Kids ages 8 and up and teens will build a variety of structures. 
To register call 508-428-5757 or email

Saturday July 15th 1:00 Osterville Village Parade    
July 18th
9:30 -11:30

Digital Storytelling, Preserving the Past for the Future

Digital stories are multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Teens and adults can come to the library and let Cape Cod Community Media Center staff show you the planning tools and pro tips needed to create digital movies. 
Whether you’re documenting an event to post online, or a teen interested in volunteering with the Osterville Village Library digital production crew, or a grandparent preserving a family history, come learn about digital stories. 

July 26th
10:00 - 12:00
Kids Design/Build Workshop: Marble Mazes
Registration is required.

    In this program, Kids ages 6 and up will design, build and test amazing cardboard marble mazes.
To register call 508-428-5757 or email

Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday
1, 2, 3
9:00 - 4:00
Jr. Tech: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, and Robotics Workshop 
Registration is required.

In this 3-day workshop, students entering grades 6-9 will learn the basics of: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, programming and robotics; 3D design using Tinkercad or similar software; and how to program an Arduino micro-controller to control motors and read sensor data. Students will then design and build a robot, debug and troubleshoot problems, and test their creation. 
To register, contact Jr. Tech.  21 hrs of instruction over 3 consecutive days. $287 program fee. Pack a snack, drink & lunch.

August 9th
9:00 - 12:00
Jr. Tech: Jr. Spy Academy!
Registration is required.

    Students entering grades 4 & 5: Your mission should you choose to accept it is to report to Jr. Spy Academy training! Jr. Spies will learn to analyze ink using chromatography, write and decode messages with invisible ink, use suspect/clue drawing skills, decide as a team on a written code for spy team communication;  learn how to dust for & analyze fingerprints, and more! The Jr. Spies will then use their new skills to work as a team to solve a mystery mission. [Program offered in collaboration with Full STEAM Ahead.]
 To register, contact Jr. Tech.  $59 program fee. Please pack a snack & drink.

August 9th 
9:00 - 11:00
 Stop, Move, Animate!    
Registration is required.

What stories can Legos tell? What adventures can cut-paper figures have? In this program kids ages 8 - 12 will create short stop-motion animations. We’ll provide the cameras, the Legos, and cut paper for creating sets and figures; kids will provide the ideas!
To register, call 508-428-5757 or email

Friday August 11th 5:00 Summer Reading Wrap Party on the Barnstable courthouse lawn   (rain location Sturgis Library) Enjoy the Toe Jam Puppet Band's variety show! Free for all ages, bring a picnic dinner! 
August 18th
10:00 – 12:00
Children’s Summer Reading ‘Create Your Own Book Review’ Workshop
Reading to Caz!  


Registration is required.

Family members of all ages are invited to tell us about your favorite book you read this summer. Summer Reading program kids especially invited. The Cape Cod Community Media Center will be filming Children's Book Reviews!

Plus, come share a book with CAZ, our favorite library dog!

To register call 508-428-5757 or email   
August 23th 
9:00 - 11:00
Kids Design/Build Workshop: Make Your Own Board Game
Registration is required.

In this hands-on program, kids ages 8-12 will use their imaginations and lots of hands-on materials to invent, build and play their own board games. 
To register call 508-428-5757 or email 

** What's a 'Box Village'? It's a 'Box City'  based on Osterville Village!



Follow this link to Osterville Village Library's Events Calendar.