Our Mission & People


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
  • Gabrielle Faria-Kalkanis, Reference & Adult Services
  • Christy Munier, Youth & Adult Services
  • Lisa Hall Conway, Circulation Services
  • Kathy Tolliver, Circulation Services
  • Jack Sheedy, Circulation Services and Interlibrary Loan
  • Eric Grossman, Development & Administrative Services
  • Gordon Starr, Maintenance Services

Board of TrusteesĀ 

  • John Littlefield, President
  • Marcia Lay, Vice President/Secretary
  • Phil Nelson, Treasurer
  • Frank Anigbo
  • Michelle Black
  • Lindy Coggeshall
  • Martha Guzikowski
  • Susan Guill
  • Steve Klug
  • Alice Lucey
  • Andrew Maker
  • Dan Philos-Jensen
  • John Temple
  • Edie Vonnegut
  • Steve Whitmore

Emeritus Trustees

  • Ellie Claus
  • Joanne Lyman

Other Special People

  • Artwork of the Sturgis Library on this site was created by Robert Mesrop, Richard Sears Gallagher, and H. C. Lewis.
  • Some of the photos on this site were provided by Steve Heaslip, lead photographer for the Cape Cod Times newspaper, and Library Director Lucy Loomis.