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June Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director

Summer is almost here. The libraries are gearing up for Summer Reading, for Saturday hours at West Yarmouth (11-4, starting June 2), Little Free Libraries at the beach, and for a fun and busy time. Lifelong learning opportunities abound: on June 6, Yarmouth Department of Public Works (DPW), along with a variety of guest speakers, present an informational series on recycling, including changes to newspaper and mixed paper recycling at the South Yarmouth Library, and on June 16, updates on corrugated cardboard and plastic bag use at West Yarmouth Library. We’ll see you, at the Library!

-Jane Cain
Library Director


Saturday Hours return to
the West Yarmouth Library
June 2!

The West Yarmouth Library will be open on Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., beginning Saturday,
June 2, through the end of September.

Little Free Beach Libraries

Little Free Beach Libraries are “open for business” on a take-a-book-leave-a-book basis at the Bass River/Smugglers Beach in South Yarmouth and at Seagull Beach in West Yarmouth.
Welcome, Summer!


Recycling on Cape Cod

Learn more at our upcoming series
Did you know that import restrictions in China affect the Cape’s recycling efforts? Or that the rules around newspaper recycling have changed this year? Are you ready for the ban on plastic bags in Yarmouth in August? Join us for a multi-part series, starting June 6 on Recycling on Cape Cod, presented by Yarmouth DPW and area guest speakers. No sign up required. See the event calendar at www.yarmouthlibraries.org for more information.

Newspapers, Mixed Paper, Reuse/Repurpose
Wednesday, June 6, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Old Corrugated Cardboard, Plastic Bags 
Saturday, June 16, 3:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Presented by Yarmouth Public Works Waste Management; Hosted by the Yarmouth Town Libraries.

South Yarmouth Library Association
Sunday Author Series welcomes
Jeannette de Beauvoir

Author of Our Lady of the Dunes

Sunday, June 24, 2:00
South Yarmouth Library

Please join us for a discussion of writing a sense of place by Cape Cod author Jeannette de Beauvoir. Part of the South Yarmouth Library Sunday Author Series, this is a popular program. Reservations strongly encouraged. Sign up online at the Library website www.yarmouthlibraries.org, under our Event Calendar, or call or stop by either library and we’ll sign you up! Funded and organized by the South Yarmouth Library Association, who also provide refreshments.


Meet the Author:
Marie Fricker, Cancer Survivor

Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Marie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. She was treated with chemotherapy, but was given only a 20 % chance of surviving 5 years. Over 8 years later, her story of fear, perseverance, and hope sheds light into the dark abyss of battling a catastrophic disease. No sign-up required, but to be sure of a seat, call or visit the Library at (508) 760-4820 to register or for more information. Bring a friend! Refreshments.


Meet the Authors:
Barbara Leedom & William Richmond

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Local authors talk about their latest novel – a humorous story of adventures in farming. No sign-up required, but to be sure of a seat, call or visit the Library at (508) 755-5206 to register or for more information. Bring a friend! Refreshments.


Family Story Time

Monday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Fun and learning for all ages. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal! Enjoy some yoga, stories and songs to get you ready for bed! At South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room.


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m. 
Monday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! Appropriate for infants to 5-year-old children and their caregivers. Classes incorporate singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun.  Classes are FREE,  thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association who fund this popular family program.


Drop-in Lego® Club

Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends. At the South Yarmouth Library in the Leonard Room. For all ages, children under 8 need to bring an adult.


Summer Reading Kick-off Event:

Libraries Rock!
Wednesday, June 27, 2:00 p.m.
At the West Yarmouth Library

Featuring special musical guests “The Elbows” and field day games. All ages are welcome. Children under eight years old need to bring a
n adult. Special thanks to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office for providing the tent for this event. 

“Libraries Rock!” is sponsored by the Yarmouth Town Libraries, the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Library Associations, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Note to our Patrons:
CLAMS will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 27

The Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing Network (CLAMS) will be down for server maintenance on Wednesday, June 27. We will be open for business that day and all materials that are on-site at the West Yarmouth and South Yarmouth Libraries will be available.


Story Times in June

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Please note: No Story Times Tuesday, June 26.

Baby Story Time 
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library 
For infants-3 years old and their caregivers.
Please note: No Story Time Thursday, June 28.

Story Time West
Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library
All ages are welcome. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. Please note: No Story Time Friday, June 15 and Friday, June 29.


Yarmouth Reads 2019

Please help us choose what book we will read by filling out a survey card or flyer. You can find them at the places listed below and drop your completed card or flyer in the box provided. The Library Board thanks you for your ideas and participation.

Locations: South Yarmouth Library, West Yarmouth Library, Yarmouth Port Library, Yarmouth Town Hall, Yarmouth Senior Center, and the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce.


Donations for
the Holiday Cookie Stroll

The South Yarmouth Library Association welcomes donations of holiday fabric to make the signature bags for its annual Holiday Cookie Stroll fundraiser held in December.  Pieces should be at least 1 yard in length. Donations can be left at the main desk of the South Yarmouth Library at 312 Old Main Street. Thank you!

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