The Cotuit Library was founded in 1874 by the Cotuit Lyceum Society. Its first permanent home was in the present entrance room, a former school house built in 1830 and acquired for the library in 1894. Through the years the following expansions have allowed the collection to grow: the Guy Lowell addition in 1901, the Richard Gallagher addition in 1963, and the Kirkman Extension (Phillip Minervino, Architect) in 1977. The Library is owned and managed by the Cotuit Library Association with contributions from the community, special fundraising and the Town of Barnstable. We are a member of the Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) network and the Cape and Islands Inter-Library Association.
Antonia Stephens - Director
Lenora Levine - Youth Services
Gus Aslanian - Programming, Technology & Outreach
Naomi Aslanian - Development Asst.
Kathie Pratt - Cataloging
Melissa Cavill - InterLibrary Loan
Frances Bausman - Circulation
Laurie Hadley - Circulation
Valerie Morgan - Circulation
Lisa Nagel - Circulation
Gail Nemetz - Circulation
Linda Dalrymple - Substitute
Diane Farry - Substitute
The Cotuit Library relies on the service of a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees who set library policy, ensure the financial strength of the library and engage tirelessly in fundraising efforts.
2018 Board of Trustees
MaryLee Halpin - President
Tim Bates - Vice President
David Reidy - Treasurer
Richard Oliver - Assistant Treasurer
Maureen McAdams - Secretary
CL Bylaws - 052317.pdf
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The library is committed to transparency in its practices and policies. If you are looking for information about a policy you do not see on our site, please contact us.