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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.  

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.


Whelden's Bottle & Can Recycling Fundraiser!

October is Whelden's Bottle & Can Recycling Fundraiser at the Barnstable Transfer Station. Bring us your recyclable cans and bottles at the Transfer Station and help us one nickle at a time!  We need your Help!   We are also in need of volunteers for staffing short shifts between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday at the Transfer Station. Volunteers will help sort and bag cans and bottles. A sign up sheet is available at the library. Stop by, sign up and help with this great fundraiser! Fundraising is critical to sustaining our library. As always, we truly appreciate your support.

Every Nickel Counts!


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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.

Saturday Mornings

11:00 a.m.

     Limited Space!        *Must register-each wk.*

registration required: 508-362-2262 *Children must be ACCOMPANIED by an adult

registration required: 508-362-2262

*Children must be ACCOMPANIED by an adult


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.