Library Updates

On January 20, 2020 the Dennis Public Library experienced water damage to its Circulation Desk and Back Office areas due to a leaking sprinkler pipe.

The Library will remain closed on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to allow for clean up and repair of the affected areas. Additional closure time may be necessary to complete work. Stay tuned for further updates.

During this time period, the remaining four Dennis village libraries are fully operational and open to serve patrons. For information on these libraries, locations, and hours, please see the Town of Dennis website for the Departmental listing for Libraries at https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/libraries.


Tuesday, January 21st

We will be closed today due to the clean up and repair of the Circulation Desk and Back Office areas after they sustained some damage from a leaking sprinkler pipe.

Thank you for staying faithful to us through our repair projects. We so value your patronage! 

Saturday, February 1st from 10:00-2:00


The Dennis Libraries invite you to help celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day,” an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to local libraries. Explore our materials for children and meet our friendly staff and volunteers.



This year’s “Take Your Child to the Library Day” is on Saturday, February 1st. Come and see us:

Dennis Public Library, located at 5 Hall Street in Dennis Port (02639), will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and present a drop-in craft and drawing prizes.

Dennis Memorial Library, located at 1020 Old Bass River Road in Dennis (02638), will be open from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and have a drop in open house from 2:00-4:00 p.m., which offers crafts, puzzles, games, and books.  

Jacob Sears Memorial Library, located at 23 Center Street in East Dennis (02641), will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Select a yummy treat from Harry Potter’s trunk.  

South Dennis Library, located at 389 Main Street in South Dennis (02660), will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and have a drop in craft and scavenger hunt.

West Dennis Library, located at 260 Main Street (02670) in West Dennis, will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the lovely vintage doll house and giant Corduroy bear.

Let us introduce you to what the Dennis Libraries have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you.

Book Folding Craft

Wednesday, January 22nd at 2:00


Come to the library to make a hedgehog paper organizer out of a paperback book! These cute little guys are fun, relaxing and easy to make. Add embellishments like a bow tie, hat, or ribbon to give your hedgehog personality and flare!

This program is geared to ages 16-adult.

Registration is preferred, so give us a call to sign up at 508-760-6219

Genealogy Program Series

Presented by Cape Cod Genealogical Society


Dennis Public Library is hosting a three-part series of genealogy workshops, presented by the Cape Cod Genealogical Society. 

The programs will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30, January-March, 2020.


January 23rd: General Introduction to Genealogical Methods
February 27th: Immigration and Migration in Genealogy
March 26th: Using the Census for Genealogical Research

Attendance at all three workshops is recommended, but not required. 
Please call the library at 508-760-6219 to sign up. 

This series is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library. 

Winter Open House

Saturday, December 21st 



As a thank you to our wonderful patrons we are hosting an open house!

Stop by the library on Saturday for some treats and winter fun. 

Holiday Hours

The library will be open until 4:30 on Tuesday, December 24th 

and closed on Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas Day

and Wednesday, January 1st for New Year's Day.



We hope you enjoy a safe holiday with family and friends. 

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Thursday, December 12th at 1:00


You are invited to the Friends of Dennis Public Library's Annual Meeting. 

At this meeting, officers of the Friends Board will be elected for the 2019-2020 year. 

Members of the Friends of Dennis Public Library, as well as anyone interested in joining as a board member or committee member are encouraged to attend. 

The Friends support the library by raising funds for materials and services. They sponsor lectures, the summer reading program, and other beneficial activities. Funds for these purposes come from the annual dues paid by members of the Friends, fundraising activities and events, and the Friends' book sale. Stop by the meeting to learn more about the Friends and how you can help!

This meeting is open to the public. You do not need to be a member of the Friends to attend.  

Irish Harp Concert~ Christmas Memories

Saturday, December 14th at noon



UPDATE: All tickets for this concert have been claimed. You are welcome to come and enjoy the music, but there are no more available seats in the immediate performance area.

Irish Harpist Mairead Doherty will return to the Dennis Public Library for a concert of Irish Music. She will be joined by flutist William Miner, violinist Mark Oien, and vocalist Fr. John Dolan.



This concert celebrates the spirit of Christmas, highlighting traditional carols, songs, and poetry for the Christmas season. 

Seating is limited at this concert. Please stop by Dennis Public Library starting Tuesday, December 10th to pick up a FREE TICKET to ensure your seat. 


This program is sponsored by the Friends of Dennis Public Library
12/14/2019