Children's Programs & Events

Programs & events in the Lillian Dixie Morton Children’s Library spark curiosity, creativity, and joy in our young patrons. For up-to-date program details, follow this link to the Osterville Village Library's Event Calendar.




Register here for our Reading Challenges!

Join the Osterville Village Library for our current reading challenges:
Tails & Tales, Diversify Your Reading, and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Log your reading and activities and earn badges along the way.

How to participate

In order to participate in one of our reading challenges, patrons will be using our new Online Reading Tracking Software called Beanstack.

Families or individuals can register at or by using the Beanstack Tracker App, that can be downloaded from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store. The app is built specifically for mobile phones.

Readers can register in minutes as individuals or a family. Just sign up using your email address and create a password.

If you would like your children to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, one adult family member can register their child(ren) under one email address.

Once your family is registered on Beanstack, depending on age, you’ll be able to participate in our current challenges. If you have previously registered for Beanstack you may login using your existing account
and join our challenge(s).

So, jump in and join one of our reading challenges!

If you have any questions about using Beanstack, please email



Summer reading is required for all students entering grades 1 through 12 in the Barnstable Public Schools. Here are links to the various grade levels from the BPS website:

Barnstable High School
Entering Grades 8-12

Barnstable Intermediate School
Entering Grade 6
Entering Grade 7
Reading Record (6&7)

Barnstable United Elementary
Entering Grade 4 & 5

Elementary Schools
Barnstable West Barnstable Elementary School
Barnstable Community Innovation School
Centerville Elementary School
Hyannis West Elementary School
West Villages Elementary School

Stories and Songs with Wendy

Click here for the full playlist of stories and songs by Wendy!


e 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. 
Check our Events Calendar regularly for Makerspace, Art, and Gaming Club activities happening afterschool and during half and full-days off from school.