Library Status

The library building is open to the public and waiting to welcome you.

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 as 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-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-4
  • You can browse the collection online to see what is currently available at DPL or order materials from other CLAMS libraries.
  • 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 2-6; Wednesday-Friday 12-6; and Saturday 10-4
  • 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! 

Online Access to the Cape Cod Times

 Dennis Public Library is now offering free online access to the Cape Cod Times!



Explore Cape Cod history through local news, events and people with the Cape Cod Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. 

Content is updated daily, so today's paper is available now, and you can be sure you are getting the latest news. 

A Dennis Public Library card is required to access this resource. Please contact the library for more details. 

Season's Greetings to you!

We miss our patrons and have been looking forward to welcoming you back into the building. However, we want to be sure we do it safely. With COVID cases rising in our area, the Town's Health Director needs us to keep our doors closed for now. 

Although you cannot come inside, we are still here. Contact us by phone or email. We can provide materials, including Chromebooks and laptops, via curbside pickup. We hope to have mobile hotspots coming soon, and check out our website for virtual program offerings. Please also contact us with questions about other services, and we can direct you.

Both my staff and I hope you continue to stay healthy and well and enjoying the services of Dennis Public Library.

Best, Cindy Cullen - Director