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South Yarmouth Library

Welcome to the South Yarmouth Library

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. 

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; open whenever the library is open.

The Little Corner Book Store

The Little Corner Book Store, located on the first floor of the South Yarmouth Library; open whenever the library is open.
Tote Bags with a screenprint image by local artist, Karol Wyckoff, of the South Yarmouth Library building.

Tote Bags

Tote Bags with a screenprint image by local artist, Karol Wyckoff, of the South Yarmouth Library building.

Board Members

Patty Creighton

Vice President
Recording Secretary

Bob Morris

Treasureer
Book Store Manager

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:

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

Directions

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. Reading areas. Wi-Fi networks accessible 24/7 on Library grounds. Public access computers with Internet and printing. Children’s room and meeting room in lower level, accessible by stairs or elevator. Meeting room available at no charge to non-profits; nominal fee for businesses.

Art Wall Currently, the art wall is being curated by the Yarmouth Art Guild, www.yarmouthartguild.org.

Leonard Room

The Leonard Room is a meeting room on the lower level of the South Yarmouth Library with seating capacity for 75-80 people. The room is accessible by elevator, is equipped with a podium, projection screen, smart TV with remote capabilities, and several long tables and chairs. The Library owns a projector that can be reserved for use with a laptop, but presenters now typically bring their slide deck on a thumb drive.

The Leonard Room is available for use only during the hours the library is open. In order for the room to be available to all, we ask that it not be reserved by any one group on a weekly basis except by special permission.

The room may also be used by patrons on an as-needed basis in special circumstances: college interviews, video conference, testing, quiet work space, etc.

Non-profit groups are welcome to use the room for free. The room can also be reserved for for-profit business for a fee of $25.00 per hour.