South Yarmouth Library Association

A Group of “Friends” of the South Yarmouth Library


The South Yarmouth Library Association which was 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, yoga classes, and Yarmouth Reads. In addition, the Association funds the Cecelia Siemen Art Scholarship, museum passes, public access computers, library furniture, craft supplies, Staff Day, Volunteer Appreciation Day, and co-sponsors, with West Yarmouth Library Association, the Polar Express. Regular fundraising projects include the Little Corner Bookstore, library book bags, the outdoor summer book sale, and the Holiday Cookie Stroll.

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 from the library website. Tax deductible annual dues are $5 Students & Seniors, $10 Individual, $20 Family, $100 Benefactor or Business/Organization.

Volunteers are encouraged and needed to help in various capacities with the fundraising projects. Please indicate your interest on your membership application or contact us directly.

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 the Annual Meeting in the fall.

Current board members are:

Linda Callahan - President

Patty Creighton – Vice President, Acting Recording Secretary

Charles Adams -- Treasurer

Irene Woodbury -- Assistant Treasurer

Barbara Adams– Membership Chair

Anne Whitaker – Corresponding Secretary

Gene Fischer

Bob Morris


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