Shine at Whelden

In collaboration with the Barnstable Council on Aging, Whelden is proud to offer SHINE counseling on the third Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.  Starting Monday, May 16th.

Have you heard about the SHINE program? SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers.

Claudia Borden has been an outreach worker with the Barnstable Senior Center for the past 16 years. In an effort to reach more folks in town, she will be coming to the library to answer any questions about aging you may have.  If you are a caregiver and looking for help, having problems with your health insurance, turning 65 and don't know where to start with insurance, Claudia will be able to assist you.  If you are having trouble making ends meet she may also assist with those issues or  bill pay or complaint about a bill.  Claudia can help with many issues, so drop in and have a chat on the third Monday at 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 20th 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20th 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 p.m.

 The library will be having its annual White Elephant Yard Sale during the West Barnstable Village Festival on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are seeking donated items in good clean condition.  Household goods, decorative items, and small furniture pieces are welcome.  Please, no clothing or electronics. You may bring your items to the library during regular business hours.  It would be a great help if you could also price your items! Thank you in advance for supporting this fundraising event with your wonderful donations!

*We will be offering a  pick up service for items too cumbersome for you to drop off at the library from August 1st - 6th.  You may call either Chrystal at 508-420-1903 or Lynne at 508-362-0249 to arrange a pick up time or if you have any questions.  


Whelden Colors!

Adult Coloring at Whelden - The 1st Wednesday of each month from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  See newsletter below for more details.

(Adults only, please)



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2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

from 2-4 pm!  

An informal, drop-in group for those who knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft.  Bring a project and work in the company of others in our warm and cozy library.  

Beginners welcome!

Whelden Memorial Library is
your community resource.

We offer a wide selection of fiction, mystery and non-fiction books, audiobooks on cd, as well as a large collection of dvds for adults and children. Three public computers and wifi offer access to the internet. Our special collections include a Cape Cod section, materials about and for our local Finnish community and the historical Wirtanen collection - clippings, photos, and notes related to our unique West Barnstable village.  As a member of the CLAMS network we can offer access to materials from all over the Cape, interlibrary loan, and a large collection of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.

A request from the F.O.W.L. BOOK STORE:

We have expanded our hours for this season to the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9am-2pm.  We are looking for volunteers who might donate 2  1/2 hours ONE SATURDAY PER MONTH to help in the book store.  Please sign up at the circulation desk in the library or call 508-362-2262.