OVL Cape Cod Literacy Project

Childhood literacy and literacy among non- English speaking residents of Cape Cod are both enduring casualties of the 2020 Covid Pandemic. Programs such as “Cape Literacy” have to date not regrouped to provide the essential community resource of reading, writing and language skills.

By employing its staff, a committed volunteer base and its considerable on – line tutorial resources, the
Osterville Village Library has created the OVL-Cape Cod Literacy Project to fill this void in communities
across the Cape.

The program’s focus is three fold.


1) Childhood literacy is addressed via interactive story time activities and supplemental technology

under the supervision of OVL’s Child Services Specialist, for information visit here.


2) English as a second language for non – English speaking residents is addressed via volunteer

referrals and library staff assistance in accessing online language tutorials in Spanish and

Brazilian Portuguese, in addition to as many as a dozen other languages.


3) Those seeking a high school diploma will also have access via the OVL-Cape Cod Literacy Project

to access, free of cost, Excel Adult High School, an accredited high school completion program

which can be completed in up to 24 months.


Links to Get Started!

OVL currently provides access to thousand of online courses in Portuguese, Spanish and ther languages. These video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, are taught by recognized industry experts. You need a CLAMS library card issue by OVL to access. Udemy Database.

Earn your diploma online, reach your education and career goals with Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, an accredited high school completion program available free to eligible adults through the library. Earn your diploma online, on your terms, and graduate ready for your next step. The program is self-paced and can be completed in up to 24 months. Participants can graduate in less time with transfer credits. Students have access to unlimited one-on-one tutoring sessions and support from success coaches. Get Started.