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Family-to-Family
Christmas Giving Program

Every year, the Yarmouth Town Libraries participate in the Family-to-Family Holiday Giving program sponsored by the Cape Cod Division of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to help families in need and children in foster care. This year, it will look a little different: DCF has created an Amazon wishlist from which you can shop. A child's name and age are included in the comment next to each item, so you can include that in the gift message when checking out; this will help DCF correctly match each gift to the child who requested it. 

We understand that this may be confusing for some people -- this is new for everyone, including us. Please feel free to contact us at either library or email ckaufmann@clamsnet.org with any questions or problems you encounter. The link to the Amazon wishlist is: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3KDQ7XMZQD6SV?ref_=wl_share

DCF asks that all shopping be completed online by Monday, December 14. We appreciate your participation in this Cape-wide community project.

The Yarmouth Town Libraries will pause in-person library visits and provide contactless 
curbside pick up, effective December 4.


Here’s what you need to know.

LIBRARY HOURS for CURBSIDE PICK UP will be 6 hours per day in both locations:

South Yarmouth Library and West Yarmouth Library

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED.

What we’re asking you to do:
The well-being of our community and staff is our top priority.

• Please do not visit if you or someone you live with has or recently has had a fever, cough, or if you or someone you live with is unwell, or has been tested for a virus or are awaiting the results.

• Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times while picking up your items.
• Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others.

What we’re doing:
• Limiting hours of operation to minimize staff exposure;
• Staff maintains 6 feet of distance between each other and public;
• Staff wears face coverings while handling materials, quarantining items for 24-48 hours;
• Washing our hands often and following cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

RETURNING ITEMS AND DUE DATES
• Please return items ONLY in the book drop outside each building.
• We waive any overdue fines incurred during the quarantine period.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Book Bundles from the Children’s and Young Adult collections are available by request. Contact the Children’s Room at 508-760-4820, X 1316, to request, based on your favorite authors or series you enjoy. We’ll call you to schedule a pickup.

  • You may request magazines; print newspapers are not available.

  • Printing, faxing and photocopying are available by contacting the Library by phone or email. 

  • Free WiFi access is available outside each building 24/7.

  • Home delivery is available for those unable to get to the Library.

SUSPENDED SERVICES
• We are pausing in-person Library visits for the foreseeable future.

•  Public computers are not accessible at this time per order of the Board of Health.

•  Meeting room is closed and is not available for use.

•  We cannot accept donations of books or magazines.

Helpful suggestions during this phase:
• Place your hold requests online at https://encore.clamsnet.org or by phone.
• Need help deciding what you want? Call for suggestions.
South Yarmouth Library: 508-760-4820; West Yarmouth Library: 508-775-5206

Have a reference question? Click here to Ask a Librarian! These questions will be answered even if the buildings are closed to the public.

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South Yarmouth Library
312 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

(508) 760-4820


Hours: M, W 10-8; T, Th, F 10-5; Sa 10-4; Su 12-4 (Labor Day to Memorial Day) 
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West Yarmouth Library
391 Main Street Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA 02673

(508) 775-5206


Hours: M, W, F 11-4; T, Th 3-8
Sa 11-4 (June 1 to Sept 30)

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