The library will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen regular hours, 10 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday, September 3.

Back To School Bingo

Saturday, August 31, at 11 AM—What one word makes you very happy when you say it, and very sad when someone else says it? Give up? Bingo! Well, the summer is winding down and it’s almost “Back to School” time! Help us celebrate at the library with Back to School Bingo. This is old-fashioned Bingo fun for all ages and you just might win some school supplies!

Trivia Contest Winner—Jackson Lovett

Join us at the Mashpee Public Library this summer as we celebrate the 2019 Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories.” When you’re at the library try your luck at our weekly Trivia Contest. Last week’s questions were all about asteroids. Do you know where the asteroid belt is located? Our winner last week, Jackson Lovett, age 7, of Mashpee, knew the answer is between Jupiter and Mars. He correctly answered all of the questions and he has won an “A Universe of Stories” T-shirt. Congratulations, Jackson! Stop by the Children’s Room for a new Trivia Contest each week. You might win a t-shirt!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

It’s Back to School time and as you watch those yellow buses passing by, now is a good time to register your young children, birth to age 5, for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a library initiative that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary—important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten.

You may be asking yourself, “How could I read 1,000 books to my child?” It’s easy!

3 books a day for 1 year = 1,095 books

1 book a day for 3 years = 1,095 books

If you are interested in learning more about this program, stop by the library for a brochure, or email

Genealogy Course

Mondays beginning September 23 at 1:30 PM—Join members of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society for this five-part course on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Genealogy (September 23)—Teaches the basics of genealogical research including how to record your research, and standards for genealogical evidence.
  • Part 2: Immigration and Migration (September 30)—Learn valuable resources for determining how your ancestors arrived in America and how they moved west and south.
  • Part 3: The Census for Genealogists (October 7)—In-depth use of censuses for genealogy research.
  • Part 4: DNA in Genealogy (October 28)—DNA has become a topic of great attention in the past 5 years in genealogy. Participate in this workshop to learn about the different kinds of DNA analysis, the companies which specialize in the different types, and how to use DNA results to trace ancestry together with other data including traditional methods.
  • Part 5: Land and Probate Records (November 4)—Finding and tracking land deeds in genealogy can be challenging, especially when the chain of title is complex. This session will explore how to prove land ownership in the past. In addition, topics related to probated wills and inheritance will be explored, including how to use probate records to prove genealogical relationships.

Space is limited and registration is required. Contact the library at 508-539-1435 or to sign up.

A Universe Of Stories — Summer Reading For Grades 7-12

Summer Reading is Sirius-ly far out! Truly, the amount you can learn from books, it’s astronomical! Read what the astronauts read: comet books! We were going to add another space pun here, but we forgot to planet.

We Apollo-gize for all of the space jokes, we just wanted to let you know about the Summer Reading program for grades 7 to 12, so let’s launch into it.

  • Visit this site: to register.
  • Read a book! You can choose a book from your summer reading list, a book from your favorite author or a new, exciting read.
  • Review the book. Was it out of this world or did it just take up space? For each book review you post online, you will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card. The more books you read, the more reviews you post, the greater your chances of winning! This program runs through August 31st and the winner will be announced on September 3rd. Call 508-539-1435 or email for more information.
Try Gale Legal Forms

Did you know that you can access Gale Legal Forms for free through the Mashpee Library? This database provides information about common legal procedures as well as the required forms. It offers Massachusetts specific attorney forms— officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format, so you just need to simply fill in the blanks.

Gale Legal Forms addresses basic legal matters, such as developing a will, conducting real estate transactions including rental or lease agreements, and more. Visit our website, (with your Mashpee Library card handy) and select “e-resources” to access the thousands of customizable online legal documents that are available anytime, anywhere.

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