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Welcome to the South Yarmouth Library Association

The South Yarmouth Library Association, which was formed in 1869 and established in the Agreement of Association dated April 4, 1908, is a volunteer non-profit organization with a simple mission: to promote and enhance the services of the South Yarmouth Library and to raise funds to provide materials and programs not covered in the library’s operating budget. It encourages gifts, including materials, endowments, bequests and other support and administers funds already left in trust. With this support, the South Yarmouth Library is able to provide programs such as literacy and musical programs, summer reading programs, story hours, the Sunday Author Series and Yarmouth Reads. In addition, the Association awards the Cecelia Siemen Scholarship in the Visual Arts, funds museum passes, public access computers, library furniture, craft supplies, Staff and Volunteer Appreciation events, and co-sponsors, with West Yarmouth Library Association, the annual Who-ville Express. 

 

Interested in joining the Association?
Apply today and get the process started!   

SYLA Board Members

Linda Callahan

President

Patty Creighton

Vice President
Recording Secretary

Richard Simon

Treasurer

Carolyn Parsons

Assistant Treasurer

Barbara Adams

Membership Chair

Joanne Crowley

Membership Committee
Siemen Scholarship Committee Chair

Lesley Callahan

Corresponding Secretary
Archivist
Cookie Stroll Chair

June Moriarty

Book Store Manager

Carol Flynn

Book Store Assistant

Getting Involved – Making Donations

All residents and visitors to Yarmouth are invited to join the Association and help the South Yarmouth Library continue to enrich the community. Membership applications are available in the South Yarmouth Library and in other town buildings. You may also print a copy of the membership application from the library website. Tax-deductible annual dues are $5 for Students, $10 for Seniors, $20 for an Individual membership, $30 for Family, $100 for Benefactor or Business/Organization, and $500 for Patron. In addition to collecting membership dues, the Association raises funds in the following ways:

The Little Corner Book Store, located on the first floor of the South Yarmouth Library, is open the same hours as the Library. Stocked with a variety of books for all ages, puzzles, DVDs and more - it is a successful ongoing fundraiser for the Association that benefits the South Yarmouth Library.

The Little Corner Book Store

The Little Corner Book Store, located on the first floor of the South Yarmouth Library, is open the same hours as the Library. Stocked with a variety of books for all ages, puzzles, DVDs and more – it is a successful ongoing fundraiser for the Association that benefits the South Yarmouth Library.
For a $15.00 contribution to the South Yarmouth Library Association, you can enjoy your own sturdy cotton book bag with a lovely illustration of the South Yarmouth Library by local artist Karol Wyckoff. Makes a great gift! Ask about it at the Library.

South Yarmouth Library Association Tote Bag

For a $15.00 contribution to the South Yarmouth Library Association, you can enjoy your own sturdy cotton book bag with a lovely illustration of the South Yarmouth Library by local artist Karol Wyckoff. Makes a great gift!
Ask about it at the Library.

BOOKSTORE GUIDELINES

Material We Accept:
Current (published after 2001) fiction and non-fiction
Children’s titles
Historical material related to Cape Cod, Yarmouth, and Maritime themes
Unabridged audio CDs (fiction and non-fiction)
DVDs – recent films (no copies)
Not Accepted:
Items in poor condition                   Magazines
Textbooks                                             VHS Tapes           
Reference Books                               Gardening Books
Cook Books                                          Books on Tape
 

Cookie Stroll update:  2022

The 17th Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll

Yes, it’s BACK!

Saturday, December 10, 10:00-4:00 rain or shine

Walk or ride the trolley around the historic Bass River neighborhood, touring homes and she sheds along the way. Enjoy homemade cookies and candy treats.
Stop by the South Yarmouth Library for our Open House to pick up your ticket booklet, and holiday breads, cider and door prize items await you. Additional stops include
the Cape Cod Cultural Center, The Bass River Yacht Club, Old Main Street Fire Station, United Methodist Church, and St. David’s Episcopal Church. You may even see
Santa riding his boat along the Bass River.

Tickets $25.00, Children under 12 Free

Purchase tickets in person at the South Yarmouth Library December 5 – December 10
or online on the Cultural Center
www.cultural-center.org

As always, all Cookie Stroll proceeds support the South Yarmouth Library.  Thank you!!

                    Shop at Amazon Smile                                                  Planned Giving

Amazon Smile is a way for those who shop there to give to their favorite charity. When you enroll, 0.5% of your spending goes to the charity of your choice.  Click on the image on the left to register and you can support the South Yarmouth Library Association (SYLA).  Here’s how: From the website smile.amazon.com, log in with your email and Amazon password.  Hit the Search button, enter South Yarmouth Library Association, and select it. In the future,  just start shopping at smile.amazon.com. Each time you order from Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to the South Yarmouth Library Association. Remember – shop at smile.amazon.com.  And thank you!

A gift to the South Yarmouth Library Association in your will is a great way to leave a lasting legacy. Click the link below to earn more about our Planned Giving program

Directions to the South Yarmouth Library

From Route 28 East: At the traffic light at the intersection of Route 28 and Station Avenue/Old Main Street, take a right onto Old Main Street. The South Yarmouth library is the fourth building on the right.

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From Route 28 West: After crossing the Bass River bridge, turn left at the traffic light onto Old Main Street. The South Yarmouth library is the fourth building on the right.

 

From Route 6 East: Take exit 8, Union Street. Turn right off the exit onto Station Avenue. Follow Station Avenue past D/Y High School and St. Pius X church. Station Avenue merges with North Main Street; stay to the right. Go through the traffic light and cross Route 28 onto Old Main Street. The South Yarmouth library is the fourth building on the right.

From Route 6 West: Take exit 8.Turn right off the exit onto Station Avenue. Follow Station Avenue past D/Y High School and St. Pius X church. Station Avenue merges with North Main Street; stay to the right. Go through the traffic light and cross Route 28 onto Old Main Street. The South Yarmouth library is the fourth building on the right.

Parking

Parking is available across Old Main Street and behind the library on Mill Lane.

Facility

Handicapped accessible. Meeting room available at no charge to non-profits; nominal fee for businesses. Wi-Fi. Public access computers with Internet. Children’s room in lower level. Elevator. Reading areas.