Library Updates

On February 4, 2020 the Dennis Public Library will reopen to serve patrons. Repairs to areas damaged by water on January 20, 2020 have been completed. The Children’s Room and the Benjamin and Ruth Muse Meeting Room sustained damage in an earlier event on November 8, 2019, and will remain closed until carpet is delivered later this month.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program that is normally offered at this time of year in the Meeting Room has been relocated to the Dennis Union Church at 713 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis, MA, through the month of February. Please call Susan Reilly at the Dennis Senior Center to arrange an appointment for tax preparation assistance: 508-385-5067. Voting on March 3, 2020, for Precinct #3 will still take place at Dennis Public Library.

The Dennis Public Library wishes to thank all of those who reached out with good wishes and offers of assistance. Your support is greatly appreciated.

New Digital Newspaper Archive!

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Digital access to The Register and The Barnstable Patriot now available


You can now search historic local newspapers from the comfort of your own home! Our collection includes issues of The Register and The Barnstable Patriot, as well as issues from other titles assumed by those periodicals over the years. 

Take some time to explore, search for relatives, favorite businesses from years past, major events on Cape Cod, and more! We hope you enjoy searching this great new resource. 

To get started, visit the online archive, or click on the newspaper image on the right-hand side of our website. Please see a librarian if you have any questions on searching the archive. 

We are truly grateful for the Community Preservation Committees of the towns of Dennis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth for funding this project and to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Lothropp Family Foundation for their partial funding of the digitization of The Barnstable Patriot from 1830-1930.