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

Remember - We have great events to share

You might be stuck at home, but don't forget we have links that allow you to participate in great virtual events from institutions and organizations around the Cape and Massachusetts. 

You can attend from the comfort of your home! Just click on the box to your right for VIRTUAL LIBRARY EVENTS. There are so many great offerings!

Some events require registration. Be sure to click on the event links for complete details. We will do our best to keep this list updated. 

Curbside Pickup Update!

Due to the changes in the seasons, and anticipated inclement winter weather, we will be relocating our curbside pickup location to underneath the overhang of the main entrance until further notice. 

photo of curbside table in front of main entrance

Please give us a call if you have any trouble finding the table. 

Sweet, Fuzzy Treat

This felted wool cupcake can't be eaten, but it still looks like a pretty sweet treat! Today's remote children's craft program was led by Pop-Up Art. We thank them as well has the Dennis Arts and Culture Council for its funding of our event. Stay tuned for more offerings.

If you haven't yet taken advantage of our foam gingerbread house craft kits, please schedule a curbside pickup and take one home. We do have some left, and they make great school vacation activities!

Virtual Holiday Concert

 A Family Christmas Concert and Carol Sing! 

Starring Mairead Doherty and Richard Jay Sullivan


Cape Cod Theatre Company/ Harwich Junior Theatre (CCTC/HJT) present a very special Family Christmas Concert and Carol Sing with renowned Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty and beloved Actor/ Singer Richard Jay Sullivan. 

Mairead has been one of our favorite annual performers at Dennis Public Library over the years and we wanted to make sure to share this special virtual concert with all of you who may be missing a little holiday music this year.  

Thank you to Nina Schuessler of Cape Cod Theatre Company/ Harwich Junior Theatre for allowing us to share this special holiday show. 

The concert can be enjoyed on youtube and is about 34 minutes long.

Wishes for 2021!

We are setting up a window display of our hopes, dreams and wishes for the coming year! 



If you would like to participate, write your wish on a snowperson, star, or snowflake, available at our curbside pickup table. We will place your wish in the windows facing the parking lot as part of our winter display.  

2020 has been tough, so let's look to a brighter 2021. 

Happy New Year from the Dennis Public Library!

Holiday Hours

The hours for the upcoming holidays are as follows:


Thursday, December 24th: Closing early~ Curbside pickup from 10:30-4:30
Friday, December 25th: Closed

Thursday, December 31st: Closing early~ Curbside pickup from 10:30-4:30
Friday, January 1st: Closed


May you and your loved ones enjoy a happy and healthy holiday! 

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
  • 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
Pickup:
  • When your item(s) are ready, a staff member will call you to schedule a pickup time
  • Pickup times will be scheduled Tuesday 2:00-6:00 and Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-6:00
  • Your item(s) will be placed in a paper bag on a table near our main entrance 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. 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 are happy to get books back in your hands! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at den_mail@clamsnet.org or 508-760-6219. 

Closed on Thursday, December 17th

 The library will be closed on Thursday, December 17th due to the snow and inclement weather.



We will be back for curbside service on Friday. Please stay safe!