• 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. 
    Sincerely,
    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!



Reopening Update and Survey

Reopening the building to in-person visits:  Phase 3 Step 1
 
We are working very hard to finalize plans to reopen the building to offer limited in-person services. We must comply with the guidelines and standards mandated by the governor’s office, and the safety of our staff and patrons remains our highest priority. We appreciate your patience as the library moves into this next phase.  
 
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important changes:
  • No more than 25 people will be allowed in the building, with a time limit of 20 minutes per person. (This will most likely create a line to form outside.)
  • Seating and Newspapers will not be available during this phase/step.  Magazines must be checked out rather than being read in the library.
  • Patrons may not congregate in the building. 
  • Public copier and computers will not be available in this phase. People may still use their own laptops, phones, or tablets outdoors using our WIFI. 
  • There will be no in-person indoor programs or small group gatherings until further notice.   
Mask is required for entry.
All staff and visitors will be required to wear masks.

Take the Survey Here
 


Library Pass Information and Guidelines
Discount pass now available for online reservations!
Centerville Patrons: please call to obtain the discount code.
Go to heritagemuseums.org/tickets

Select the day you would like to visit Heritage.
Upon checkout, please use the discount code to receive 50% off general admission prices for up to two adults and four youth.
Discount code may only be used one time.

Please follow current state social distancing regulations.

Questions? Contact membership@heritagemuseums.org

or 508-888-3300 x159 or 119

 
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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