July 2024 Newsletter

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Newspaper Archive Temporarily Unavailable

The digital archive of the Barnstable Patriot and Dennis/Yarmouth Register is currently unavailable as we transition to a new host

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Find Hidden Treasures in our Archives & Special Collections

Learn how to search for material in our extensive archive of original deeds, photographs, ships logs, correspondence, and more.

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Old Barnstable Village Prints

Sturgis Library is now selling prints of Olde Barnstable Village by artist Jayne Shelley Pierce. Purchase at the Library or at the link below.

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Public Library & Research Archive on Cape Cod

Sturgis Library by Melissa Averinos

Sturgis Library, a historic public library in the village of Barnstable, is dedicated to providing services and resources to meet the needs of a contemporary community while preserving and promoting Cape Cod history. The library:

  • Supports the lifelong pursuit of personal, vocational, cultural, and intellectual enrichment.
  • Fosters literacy, curiosity, and creativity in library users of all ages.
  • Promotes the free exchange of ideas and serves as a community meeting place.
  • Offers a gateway to emerging technologies and informational databases which enhance traditional resources.
  • Serves as a regional archive and research center for the study of Barnstable County, history, genealogy, and maritime culture.

Lucy Loomis, Library Director