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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. 

Shop at Amazon Smile and Give to SYLA

Amazon created Amazon Smile as a way for those who shop at Amazon to give to their favorite charity. Every time someone enrolled in Amazon Smile shops, 0.5% goes to the charity of their choice. Follow these instructions or click on the below image to register and you can support the South Yarmouth Library Association (SYLA).

Just go to the website smile.amazon.com and log in with your email and Amazon password. In the future you will start shopping at smile.amazon.com.

At the top of the screen, you’ll see American Red Cross as the charity of choice. Select the Search button, enter South Yarmouth Library Association, and select it. Once this is done, each time you order from Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the South Yarmouth Library Association account.

Remember – shop at smile.amazon.comAnd thank you!

 

Getting Involved

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 & Seniors, $10 for an Individual membership, $20 for Family, $100 for Benefactor or Business/Organization. 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 Yarmuth 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 Yarmuth 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.

 

 

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

SYLA Members Serving as Chairs:

Lesley Callahan

Margaret Howard

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

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.