Take Your Child to the Library Day is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere
to take their children to their local library.
This year, the South Dennis Library will offer a scavenger hunt with prizes and personalized library card holders
for every child who visits! #takeyourchildtothelibraryday
You can now access current and previous issues of The Register, The Barnstable Patriot, and other local newspapers - some dating back to the early 1800s.
Click here to visit the online archive
and start exploring Cape Cod history!
Thank you to 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
2018 was an important year for the ‘gingerbread library.’
Its unique historical building celebrated the 100th anniversary of being used as a library, and there was great excitement when the library replica built in 2004 came back to us and again needed a new home. We were pleased when the winner of the raffle turned out to be from our own neighborhood so the little library and its offspring will not be far apart.
In a time when everyone wants the newest gadget—and wants it yesterday- -our patrons keep coming back because, though we are always getting new books and films, the personal touches we offer, the feeling of walking on the floorboards of history as patrons browse, the attention and sense of community nobody ever gets in a box store, all endure.
In 2019, the library will welcome a new director, as I hand over a special place I’ve loved to the capable and creative hands of the library’s current assistant director, Veronica Hernandez. It has been great to know and serve so many wonderful patrons. Thanks for all the fine memories, and keep reading!!
- Anne Speyer
So the enchanting library replica will not only stay in South Dennis but also very nearby.
Thanks to everyone who bought tickets--even if you didn’t win, the money will buy lots of new books and films for everyone to enjoy.