Updates- COVID-19

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library is currently closed. Curbside pickup is available. Our book drop is open for returns.

Staff is available to assist you with curbside pickup service Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - with pickups scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the library at 508-760-6219 during these hours to speak with a staff member.

Visit the Town's website through the link below for local information and updates regarding COVID-19:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Information correction


We understand that a little earlier this week some misinformation went out in The Cranberry Scoop, newsletter of the Dennis Senior Center. Unfortunately, none of the Dennis Libraries are open to the public right now nor are we offering browsing of collections. However, we are happily continuing with curbside pickup service. Also, here at Dennis Public Library feel free to check out our books on display in the windows behind the curbside pickup table in our parking lot. If you see any book on display that interests you, give us a call, and we will put it in your curbside order pickup.

Didgeridoo Down Under!

If you missed the live Didgeridoo Down Under show, we have a treat for you! 
You can watch the recording of this show on our website anytime between 
Thursday, August 6th-Thursday, August 13th! 


Be sure to sign up for email updates from the library on the kid's page to be in the know about all of the great programs we offer for kids and families!

Curbside Pickup Available!

Here is what you need to know...


Requesting items:
  • Requests for books, CDs, and DVDs can be made online at clamsnet.org or by calling the library at 508-760-6219
  • Staff will be available by phone Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-6:00
  • Holds will be filled in the order they are received
  • You can browse the collection online to see what is currently available at DPL
  • If you need help choosing items, we are happy to help you find a great read- online request form
  • Children's activity packets and teen craft packets are available. Please let us know how many kids or teens are in your family when scheduling your pickup time.

Pickup:
  • When your item(s) are ready, a staff member will call you to schedule a pickup time
  • Pickup times will be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday 2:00-6:00
  • Your item(s) will be placed in a paper bag on a table near our parking lot during your scheduled pickup time, to allow for contact-free pickup
  • If others are at the table when you arrive, practice social distancing and wait for them to leave the area before collecting your holds
  • All library patrons should wear a mask when picking up items
  • Please do not come to the library before you have received a phone call from a staff member confirming your item(s) are ready, we will not be able to fill unscheduled requests

Returns:
  • Returns can be put in the outdoor book and media returns 
  • Please do not leave returns on the pickup table
  • Items will NOT be checked in immediately, following safety guidelines
  • Please allow up to a week for items to be checked in off of your account
  • Fines will be waived on items at this time

What we are doing to keep everyone safe:
  • Holds will be packed in bags by library staff wearing masks and gloves
  • Staff will wash hands frequently and use sanitizer as needed
  • High touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly
  • All items, including returns, will be quarantined for at least 3 days before handling or recirculating

What you can do to help:
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and throw away each tissue after one use
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wear a mask when in public spaces
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

Other CLAMS libraries may be providing similar services in the coming weeks. What each library can offer is dependent on their staffing, their building and other factors. Please check with other libraries to learn what services they may be offering.

We have missed you all and we look forward to getting books back in your hands! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at den_mail@clamsnet.org or 508-760-6219. 

Summer Reading Programs for All Ages!

Summer Reading is Here!

We have programs for kids, teens and adults. 
This year's theme is Imagine Your Story!


or using the Beanstack app! 
(A paper option is available for kids if you prefer.)

Kids: signup online and then call the library to schedule curbside pickup to get a special reading bag and bead necklace! If you have participated in our summer reading programs before you know all about the beads. This year, parents/caregivers will receive beads to hand out to their children as they read throughout the summer. Log your time and complete challenges to earn badges. If you read 10 hours or more, you will be entered into a raffle for the grand prize at the end of the summer!

Teens and Adults: signup online or through the app. For each book you read you will be entered into a chance for the grand prize raffle at the end of the summer. We challenge you to read 5 books this summer. You can also get raffle entries for each book you review on beanstack. The more you read, the more chances to win!

Need reading suggestions? Library staff would be happy to pull some books together for curbside pickup. 

Here are a few reading lists that go along with our theme for teens and adults to get you started!

19th Amendment Centennial Challenge!

The Dennis Libraries are celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment all summer long!


The 19th Amendment, passed in 1920, grants women the right to vote. 



All summer, the 5 Dennis Libraries will be celebrating with a 19th Amendment Centennial Challenge! It you would like to participate, simply visit our 
  • Complete any of the activities listed
  • Fill out a "Challenge Completed" form online
  • Submit a form every time you complete a challenge to be entered into the end of summer raffle!

Have you completed the 2020 census?

There is still time to complete the 2020 census. 
Visit 2020census.gov to get started. 


Why complete the census? 

Census data impacts funding for things like libraries, community centers, educational programs, SNAP, Medicare and Medicaid, parks and recreational facilities, school lunch programs and more!

Your response matters.

Delivery Between Libraries Resumes

The Massachusetts Library System funded delivery program between libraries has resumed. Feel free to place your orders for materials from other libraries, and they will be delivered to Dennis Public Library.

Due to the backlog of material, receiving holds may take a little more time than usual. In addition, we will be quarantining books for three days after their arrival to ensure the utmost safety for our patrons.

We are here to help!

We are happy to help you find great books to read and movies to watch, available with contact-free curbside pickup!


Library staff is available to select books, DVDs and other materials from our collection for you, based on your personal preferences!

We also have activity packets and crafts for kids.

Fill out this form, or just give us a call, and we will get to work picking out some new and exciting choices, just for you. Once we have your items ready we will call you to schedule a curbside pickup time. It couldn't be easier!

You can also browse the catalog yourself and place holds online or using the new CLAMS Library app.