South Yarmouth Library Association

A Group of “Friends” of 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 babysitting classes, 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

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

Holiday Cookie Stroll and Open House

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Volunteers are encouraged and needed to help in various capacities with the fundraising projects and to serve on the Association's Board of Trustees. Please indicate your interest on your membership application or contact us by email at sylassoc@gmail.com.

The Association is governed by a Board of Trustees which functions as the Officers of the Association. The Board meets monthly to conduct the business of the Association, with an Annual Meeting in the fall. We are always looking for new members, especially those interested in serving on the Board.

Current Board members are:

Linda Callahan - President

Patty Creighton - Vice President, Recording Secretary

Bob Morris - Treasurer, 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 are:

Lesley Callahan, Margaret Howard - Cookie Stroll Co-Chairs

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us by email.

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    312 Old Main Street
    South Yarmouth, MA 02664
    (508) 760-4820

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    391 Main Street Route 28
    West Yarmouth, MA 02673
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