Museum Pass Program


The Denville Public Library offers museum passes FREE of charge to Denville Residents to the following museums:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who may borrow a pass?  

Adults with a Denville Library card in good standing with no outstanding fines or fees  may borrow Museum passes.  Passes can only be picked up by the person who made the reservation.  Passes may not be picked up by other family members.

Loan Period

Passes are loaned for three days.  One pass per household at any given time.  Passes may NOT be renewed.

How Do I reserve a pass?

Call or come into the Denville Library and stop at the Circulation Desk.  You must have your Library Card present to reserve a pass.

How often may I reserve a pass?

You may reserve one pass per museum per 90 day period.  During Denville School vacation periods you may be limited to a maximum number of pass reservations during a specific week.   Only one pass may be reserved per family for the same day.

Can I cancel my reservation

Pass reservations may be canceled up to one day in advance over the phone or in person.  If a pass has already been picked up, it must be returned to the Denville Public Library upon cancelling the reservation. Same day cancellations will result in a 30 day waiting period to reserve another Museum Pass.

When may I pick up my reserved pass?

You may pick up your pass either the day before your reservation or the day of your reservation.  You MUST have your library card in order to pick up a museum pass.

When and how must I return a pass?

Museum Passes must be returned to the Denville Library before 12 noon on the next day that the Library is open.  Passes may NOT be left in the book drop.

What if I return it late or if I lose it?

If passes are not returned on time, the fine per day is $5.00.  In the case of a lost pass, patrons will be charged for a new pass at the current rate of membership.

What passes are available?

What do passes cover?

Passes cover admission fees but not special events/exhibits.  Please call the museum for specifics.

Have more questions?  Call the Library at 973-627-6555.

Grown up Gaming

If Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders are no longer a challenge, join us for Grown up Gaming.  Try out games such as Gloom, Cards Against Humanity, and Texas Hold ‘em or bring a favorite from home.  Bring a friend or come alone.  Light snacks provided.

Join us on  Monday, August 1, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Denville Public Library.

Open to ages 18+


August Computer Class

Below is the computer classes we will be offering for the month of August. Please note that registration is required for all programs. To register, click on the event below the class description, and then choose RSVP – YES.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Learn to use Microsoft Word to work with documents (opening, creating, modifying, saving and more) and to become familiar with Microsoft Word’s basic functions.

Tuesday August 16th at 10:30 am

16aug10:30 AM- 12:00 PMComputer Class - Introduction to Microsoft Word10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Event Type :Adults

My Heritage Library Edition

Looking for family history information? Look no further! Beginning May 1st, the Denville Library along with all other Libraries in Morris County have access to My Heritage, the leading destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history. MyHeritage provides an easy way to share family stories, past and present, and treasure them for generations to come. Check it out today!

2016 Book Group Schedule & Titles

Book Club Titles and Dates

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 January 13.  What Alice Forgot.  Laine Moriarty.  Suffering from an accident that caused her to forget the last ten years of her life, Alice is astonished to discover that she is thirty-nine, a mother of three children and in the midst of an acrimonious divorce from a man she dearly loves.

February  10.  Twelve Tribes of Hattie.  Ayana Mathis.  Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.

March 9.   The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II.  Denise Kierman.  Tells the story of the unknown contributions of tens of thousands of women residents of the Manhattan Project’s then secret city of Oak Ridge, TN, whose uranium-enriching jobs in support of the project were shrouded in secrecy.

April 13.  The Elegance of the Hedgehog.  Muriel Barberry.  The lives of fifty-four year old concierge Rene Michel and extremely bright, suicidal twelve-year old Paloma Josse are transformed by the arrival of a new tenant.

May 11.  Fever.  Mary Beth  Keane.  A fictionalized account of the life of Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a successful cook, until the Department of Health noticed the trail of disease she left behind.

June 8.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry.  Gabrielle Zevin.  A middle-aged bookseller mourning his lost wife, a feisty publisher’s rep, and a charmingly precocious abandoned child come together on a small island of the New England coastline in this delightful novel of love & second chances.

July 13.  The Cuckoo’s Calling.  Robert Galbraith.    When a troubled supermodel falls to her death from the balcony of her London home, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts and calls in private detective Cormoran Strike to investigate.

August  10.  Ready Player One.  Ernest Cline.  Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world’s creator.

September  14.  The Nightingale.  Kristin Hannah.  Reunited when the elder’s husband is sent to fight in World War II, French sisters Vianne and Isabelle find their bond as well as their respective beliefs tested by a world that changes in horrific ways.

October  12.  Beautiful Ruins.  Jess Walter .  Follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.

November 9.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  Rachel Joyce.  Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her. On his journey, he meets various characters and reminisces about the events and people from his past, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

December  14.  Interpreter of Maladies.  Jhumpa Lahiri.  A collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the “New World.”

All meetings are held at 7pm in the Meeting Room

*** Titles are subject to change.  Please check with the Library if you have any questions.***

Try Freading!


If the 3M Cloud Library doesn’t satiate your reading needs, try Freading! Freading is a great new eBook service that provides access to over 22,000 titles from over 100 small and independent publishers. With Freading, there are no wait lists for materials – they are all instantly available! Perfect for when you’re on a wait-list for a new bestseller.

For more information and tips on how to set up your device with Freading, click here.

Or, click here to jump right in and see what Freading has to offer!

3M Private Cloud

Denville patron3M-cloud-206x300-206x300s can now log on to the 3M Cloud Library application and gain priority access to OUR collection of 3M eBooks and audiobooks. This means less wait time for popular books because our private cloud is shared only with other Denville patrons!

Here’s what you get using our private cloud:

-Priority access to our private collection of ebooks and audiobooks
-Easy access to our digital catalog along with MAIN’s collection
-Less time waiting, more time reading.

Don’t wait; make sure you’re using Denville’s private cloud to get access to exclusive eBooks and audiobooks with less of a wait! If you aren’t already using our private cloud, you can switch using the steps listed here