Library Updates

Due to a building issue, we are open with limited services.

Our phones are working! We are open and are ready to assist you in finding and checking out books and DVDs. Thank you for your patience as we work through the repairs.

We now have wifi access, so please visit if you would like to get some work done on your laptop or tablet.

We have 1 express computer station with internet access and printing capabilities. Please limit your time to 15 minutes if others are waiting.

Town of Dennis News: Final Draft of Open Space and Recreation Plan

A Public Comment period will run until January 1, 2020 on the 2019 Final Draft of the Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan. Paper copies are available at Dennis Public Library, Dennis Senior Center and Dennis Planning Office, or accessed at the following link:

About

Hours
Tuesday 10 - 8
Wednesday 10 - 8
Thursday 10 - 8
Friday 10 - 2
Saturday 10 - 2
Closed Sunday, Monday and Holidays

Staff
Cindy Cullen, Library Director
Nicole Kramer, Assistant Director and Adult Services
Veronica Hernandez, Technical Services
Lisa Cunningham, Children Services
Patty Monahan, Primary Administration
Joyce Sullivan, Circulation and Volunteer Coordinator
Karen Cooney, Circulation and Movie Night Coordinator

Location
5 Hall Street
Dennis Port, MA 02639
508-760-6219
508-760-6101 fax
den_mail@clamsnet.org

Directions
We are located on the corner of Hall Street and Route 28 in Dennis Port

To view a map of all 5 Dennis Libraries, click here.

History
Dennis Public Library is a department of the Town of Dennis and part of the Dennis Library System, which includes four private village libraries: Dennis Memorial Library, Jacob Sears Memorial Library, South Dennis Free Library, and West Dennis Library. The Dennis Libraries strive to provide current information, titles, and technology in welcoming settings and diverse programs that offer affordable learning opportunities and foster multi-generational community interaction.

The history of Dennis Public Library, the youngest of the Dennis libraries, began in 1995. During that year the Dennis Library Board became operative to "make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen to provide all the residents of the Town of Dennis with modern, comprehensive, and readily accessible library and information services." The eventual goal was to have all of the Dennis libraries participate in the regional Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) system.

Towards this intention, the Town hired Margaret Hill as its first librarian in 1996. She worked with the four village libraries to create the Dennis Library System and to accomplish its set objectives. Her first headquarters were in the Town Plaza on Route 134. Residents started dropping off donations, and soon the facility loaned out Children's books. The results were so successful that in 1997 the Town agreed to hire a part-time Children's Librarian. That same year Ms. Hill applied for state certification. With state certification in place the Dennis libraries were now eligible to join the CLAMS system, which they did in 1999. Ms. Hill and books then moved to a storefront on Main Street in Dennis Port as the "Dennis Public Library." In 2002 the Town voted to use Town property on Hall Street for a permanent library building. With the help of many dedicated supporters and library lovers, the new Dennis Public Library opened its doors to patrons in September 2005.