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:

Staff will be available to assist you by email Monday-Friday.
Please send questions to den_mail@clamsnet.org.

Please keep checked out items until libraries reopen.

Engaging Online Activities

We have compiled a list of fun, engaging activities to enjoy while you are home. Included are library resources for ebooks, language learning, and more, plus free online options!

Resources to keep you engaged and entertained from the comfort of home!

Free eBooks and Online Book Groups:

Libby/OverDrive- ebooks available through the library using the Libby App or OverDrive app on your mobile device. Books are also available on your computer from clamsnet.overdrive.com.

Freading- always available ebooks available from Dennis Public Library. Use the free Freading app to get started. A Dennis Public Library card is needed to access these books. Visit freading.com to learn more.

Over 45 places to find ebooks, plays, poetry and more. All free, all legal!

Goodreads Groups- Goodreads is a great place to find book recommendations. You can also participate in groups to chat with readers with similar tastes. A great way to reach out and stay connected to other people while unable to gather in person. 

Virtual Book Clubs- A list of 10 virtual book clubs you join, and tips on how to start your own.

Free Language Learning Apps/Websites:

Mango Languages- A free app and website available to Dennis Libraries card holders. 

Duolingo- main courses help you learn vocabulary and also practice listening and speaking, and it gives you the ancillary options of conversing with native speakers through chat. Available online or as a free mobile app.

Babbel- There are free and paid versions of this app. Learn vocabulary that is relevant to your life by choosing courses specific to travel, business, or other scenarios.

Technology Help to Stay Connected Online:

Candoo Tech- Learn how to use Zoom or Facetime to video chat with family, friends, or coworkers. Candoo offers some free video tutorials, and also has personalized paid services to help you with your tech questions.

GCFLearnFree.org- Brush up your technology skills, exploring topics such as smartphones, social media, or Microsoft Word or Excel.

Arts and Culture:

Museum Tours- Visit museums without ever leaving your couch. Many museums are offering virtual tours of their collections. 

Virtual Tours- Visit the Great Wall of China, national parks, zoos, and aquariums, all you need is a computer. 

Digital Collections at the Library of Congress- Explore newspapers, maps, photographs and more at Loc.gov.

Virtual Concerts- Enjoy a musical performance, streamed live to your computer.

OpenCulture.com- View free movies, learn a new language, read free books, or take a free online class! A great collection of fun and educational resources around the web.

EdX.orgFree Online Courses from Harvard, MIT, & other institutions

Puzzles and Brain Games:

Sudoku- one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 9×9 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3×3 section contain all of the digits between 1 and 9. As a logic puzzle, Sudoku is also an excellent brain game. 

Crossword Puzzles- figure out which words solve the clues to fill in the grid. 

Word Search- can you find all of the hidden words?

Genealogy and Local History Research:

Dennis Historical SocietyVisit the online searchable digital archive containing tens of thousands of images, letters, photos, ship logs and a myriad of other types of historical information about Dennis and its residents. 

Heritage QuestEssential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, unique primary sources, local & family histories, and more.

Local Digitized Newspapers- Explore the history of Cape Cod through historic issues of the Register and Barnstable Patriot. Quick start guide

Family Search- Discover your family's story through historical records.

Outside Fun: 

Cape Cod Rail TrailRide your bike, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Rail Trail. 

Sidewalk Chalk Games- Get creative and have some fun in your driveway! 

Explore Nature at Home- Mass Audubon has some great resources, including daily videos, activity sheets, scavenger hunts, and more!

More updates to this list to come! Stay engaged, stay connected, stay well!