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.
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
Holiday Cookie Stroll and Open House -Updated
The trustees of the South Yarmouth Library Association have voted not to hold the Holiday Cookie Stroll this December 12, 2020, due to the ongoing concerns for COVID #19.
However, to continue the support this fund raiser provides each year to the library, we are working on a modified event to take its place. The front door or front yard of twelve homes will be decorated to represent one of the “12 Days of Christmas.” Participants will still be allowed to stroll the neighborhood, but the viewing will be from the sidewalk only. Donations can be made at the library where a small program can be picked up with the addresses for each house. The time has changed to 2-6:00 p.m. to take advantage of holiday lighting.
In closing, we appreciate your generosity and the many years of support. Circle the date December 12, 2-6:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family to the SYLA’s Twelve Days of Christmas Stroll in the lovely neighborhoods surrounding the library. Check back for updates later this fall.
We appreciate your many years of support and wish you all health and safety in these difficult times. Let’s all look forward to the next Holiday Cookie Stroll on December 11, 2021!
Margaret Howard & Lesley Callahan
Cookie Stroll Co-Chairs
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.
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 is available across Old Main Street and behind the library on Mill Lane.
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.
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.