Updates- COVID-19

By order of the Town of Dennis, Dennis Public Library is currently closed.
Visit the Town's website through the link below for more information:
https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/home/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information

Staff will be available to assist you remotely Monday-Friday. Please send questions to den_mail@clamsnet.org or leave a voicemail message on our main phone line: 508-760-6219 including your return call information.

Please keep checked out items until libraries reopen.

Ancestry.com Available at Home

Ancestry Library Edition is currently available from home!


UPDATE: Remote access has been extended through the end of June! Thank you Proquest!

Great news for genealogists and anyone interested in searching for their family history. Ancestry Library Edition will be available, temporarily, with remote access, meaning you can search this great resource from the safety and comfort of home!

You will need to sign in with your Dennis library card and library PIN. Click the image below to get started.


Please email den_mail@clamsnet.org if you have any questions. 

Book a Librarian!

Are you missing your local librarian? 

Now you can "Book a Librarian" from Dennis Public Library. 



Librarians can help you place holds for materials to be picked up in the future, read to you from a limited collection for up to 15 minutes, or offer technology assistance over the phone.

To schedule an appointment, please call the library's main line at 508-760-6219 and leave a voicemail message including your name, return phone number, the type of assistance you are seeking, and a good weekday and time to call you. 

A librarian will return your phone call from an unlisted number at the day and time you have specified in your voicemail message. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are looking to place a hold, please have your library card and PIN number available. If you are missing your card or PIN, please let us know in your voicemail message. 

Daily Trivia

Each weekday of our closure, we will post a fun trivia question for all of you!

Wednesday, June 3rd:
Check out our online newspaper archives or the CLAMS catalog to find the answer to the following trivia question.

The first book in the NUMA Files, an adventure/thriller series featuring hero Kurt Austin, was written by Clive Cussler and local author Paul Kemprecos. The story begins with the sinking of the Andrea Doria off the Nantucket coast in 1956.  The name of this book is:

A.  Iceberg
B.  Grey Lady
C.  Serpent
D.  Deep Six

Tuesday, June 2nd:
Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich has reopened and is offering 50% off admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children when using the DPL discount code. Contact the library for details.

In 1921 this individual purchased Shawme Farm in Sandwich and turned it into a country estate for his family.  Originally a textile manufacturer, he began experimenting with rhododendrons and acquired plants from all over the world to create hybrids that became known for their resilience, scent, color and large blossoms.  His estate became the Heritage Museums and Gardens which contains a stunning rhododendron garden. This benefactor was:

A   Charles S. Sargent
B.  Frederick Law Olmsted
C.  Thomas Dolliver Church
D.  Charles Owen Dexter

Check back tomorrow afternoon for the answer and for your next trivia question!

Always Available Digital Collections

The CLAMS network has been working hard to expand our digital offerings while libraries are closed. 


We have added collections of magazines, audiobooks, and exercise videos that are always available through Libby/OverDrive! 

Click the images to explore all of the great options now available 
without holds or waitlists. 


Search tip- you can limit your results in Libby/OverDrive to "Available Now" which will show you only titles that are readily available without a wait, which is a great option when you are browsing around without a specific book in mind.

Please remember that the Dennis Public Library also offers access to Freading, which is a collection of popular eBooks that are always available for Dennis Public card holders.

If you are new to eBooks and have questions, visit our help page to get started: eBook Help

Personalized Book Recommendations

The worst part about finishing a book is having to find another that was just as good, or better, than the last. Finding your next great read can be a challenge! To help you, we have created an easy way for you to get personalized book suggestions from a librarian. 

Simply fill out the quick survey form and a librarian will get back to you in 2-3 business days with book suggestions just for you! 

We hope you take advantage of this new service, because we love sharing book suggestions and would love to help you find your next great read!

Job Searching Resources

The librarians at Dennis Public Library have pulled together several tools to help anyone who is currently looking for a job, or who wants to update their resume or improve their job search skills.

This resource list includes step-by-step video tutorials, job search sites, book lists, library databases, and articles on specific job search topics. 
We hope this helps in your search.

Click the image to get started:

Please contact the library if you need help finding additional resources. 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Book Discussion

Thursday, May 28th at 2:00


Join us online for another virtual book discussion! 

Library staff have set up an online discussion where you can share the books you have been reading, chat with friends and neighbors, and have a fun time, safely from the comfort of home. Grab a cup of tea and your most recent reads and get ready for a great time!

If you are interested in joining in the fun, please send an email to den_mail@clamsnet.org and we will send you the meeting link. Those who signed up for our first discussion do not need to sign up again.

If you prefer, you can also call in using any telephone to participate in the discussion. Let us know if you are interested and we will make sure you have the meeting phone number.

COVID-19 Digital Archive

Help us with our Digital Archive

While we all work through these unprecedented times together, we want to offer you a chance to reflect on the day-to-day experiences faced by you and your families. In the future, historians, archivists, and museums will want to know what life was like during this crisis. In addition to news reports, legislation and official documents, personal records of daily life will be important in understanding this crisis and how we made it through. 

Dennis Public Library is working to create a COVID-19 Digital Archive, including the experiences of our community members, in real-time. To participate, you can create a digital daily journal, or submit photos of your daily activities.


Record a digital daily journal:

We have created a Google Sheets template, adapted from the great folks at the Framingham Historical Center, for anyone who wants to record a line-a-day journal during the duration of the pandemic (and beyond). Although you are not obligated to submit your journal to the DPL’s COVID-19 Digital Archive, if you live or work in Dennis, we would greatly appreciate if you considered doing so.

Completed journals can be emailed to den_mail@clamsnet.org for inclusion in the Digital Archive.

Please Note: If you do not have a Google account, you can still save the template as an Excel spreadsheet.

Line-a-day journal template

Submit your photos:

If you would prefer, you can email photos of your daily experiences during the pandemic to den_mail@clamsnet.org, with the subject "Digital Archive" for inclusion.  

Please include your name, a title for the image, and a description. 

By submitting an image or journal, you agree to make it an unrestricted gift to the Dennis Public Library's COVID-19 Digital Archives which can be used for many purposes including, but not limited to, community access and enrichment, and scholarly research.