• Featured Events Coming Soon...

    We are so excited to offer virtual programs via ZOOM!
    A variety of events will be starting on July 7th.
    You will be able to access these programs on your home computer, tablet or phone. Due to the nature of Zoom meetings, you will need to register in advance for each program. There will be a link here for you to do that, and then we will send you a link to the program just prior to the event.
    The presenters are eager to share their knowledge with you. We hope you can join us!
  • A note from Karen McDonald, President of the Board of Trustees

    To our patrons,
    I hope you are well and staying safe as we go through these difficult times. Our lives have changed over these last weeks and that has in turn caused changes at the library. We have cancelled our annual auction in June which is our biggest fundraiser as well as the jewelry sale that was scheduled for this month. The resulting budget shortfall will undoubtedly necessitate some adjustments in how we operate but every attempt will be made to offer you the services you have come to expect when the ban is lifted.
    Although the Centerville Library is closed, Victoria Allard, our Director, and the administrative staff have been working to ensure that when we are able to reopen we will be prepared. The trustees value our caring and capable staff and realize without them our library would not be the wonderful place that it is.
    We all miss the library and our patrons and we look forward to the time when we can open our doors. Our first concern will always be keeping everyone safe. Updates will be posted on our website in the upcoming weeks. 
    Karen McDonald, President of the Board of Trustees
  • We would appreciate your help!

    Like many other small businesses, the library has been negatively affected by the pandemic and we have experienced a substantial loss of income. We've had to cancel critical fundraising events and close our Book Store. The Centerville Library is an independent nonprofit organization and we only receive 60% of our revenue from the Town of Barnstable each year. The Library Board of Trustees and the staff are responsible for raising the additional 40%. The loss of revenue from our Annual Auction, Jewelry Sale and Book Store will have a considerable impact on our operating budget. Additionally, we have already learned that our Town funding will be reduced in FY21. The resulting budget shortfall will undoubtedly necessitate some adjustments in how we operate, but every attempt will be made to continue to offer you the best services possible.
    We are grateful to the people of Centerville Village. They love and support their library and they've always been extremely generous when there is a need. Please donate if you can. The Library has been here for over 150 years, and we plan to be here for a long time to come!
     Thanks so much, Victoria Allard - Library Director

  • Follow any of these links to help you find your next favorite book!

  • Please enjoy any checked out items fine-free until our libraries re-open!

Announcing Curbside Pick-Up
We are very excited to announce that Centerville Public Library will begin offering curbside pick up services starting Wednesday, May 27. Services will be available M-W-F from 10:00am  - 2:00pm, by appointment only. To schedule a pick up time, you must call the library at 508-790-6220 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

As of this writing, the statewide delivery between libraries has not resumed services. We expect that to change soon. For the time being, we can only accommodate requests for items found in our library. You may call to request items (starting May 27),  or you may place holds on items through the CLAMS online catalog clamsnet.org using your library barcode and pin number. If you are unsure of your PIN number, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible. If placing holds through the CLAMS online catalog, please remember to select only items that are available at Centerville Library. 
Staff members will be taking all required precautions to make sure your items are safe to pick up. Staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and we will be using bags that have been quarantined for the time period recommended by the CDC. All returned items, including books, dvd’s and magazines will be quarantined before they will be put back in circulation.

 · If you had materials waiting for you to pick up when we closed on March 16th, or you have made new requests, we will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your items. 
· Please wait for staff to call you before coming to the library. We will not fill unscheduled service requests.
 ·  Requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. Because of our reduced schedule, you may need to wait a number of days before receiving your items.
 · Once you have made a request, staff will call you to schedule a time frame for you to pick up your items. 
 · Items will be placed on a table on the patio near the Library entrance in a bag with your name on it. When picking up, please wear a face covering and adhere to safe social distancing protocols. 
 · Any items not picked up during your scheduled time frame will be removed and rescheduled. 
 · If you have items to return, they must be placed in the book drop at the side of the building. There will NOT be a bin on the front patio for you to place those items.

We are overjoyed that we can once again provide you with books and other materials. Please keep in mind that the current situation remains fluid and all plans are subject to change. We look forward to opening our doors again when the governor allows, and as we progress toward in-person services, we will keep you updated. Current information will be posted, and made available here on our website. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and dedication to the library. We’ve missed you, and can’t wait to see you all again soon!

2020 Centerville Library Annual Auction Canceled
The Annual Centerville Library Auction has been canceled for this year.
The Jewelry Sale that was scheduled for this month has been postponed
to a later date - TBD.
We want to thank you again for your patience as we prioritize the health and well-being of our staff, patrons, and the community at large. Even though we are closed for now, we want you to know that plans for reopening the Centerville Library are in progress. Though a specific date has yet to be determined, you will be able to get further updates in the coming weeks by visiting our website: www.centervillelibrary.org
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Library Director Victoria Allard at 508-790-6220 ext.100 or centervillelibrary@yahoo.com

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