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January Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

Happy New Year, everyone! I would like to express my gratitude for so much success in 2019: to our wonderful staff and to our hard-working volunteers who give their time and talents for the community, whether at the Library shelving books, magazines, audiobooks or DVDs, or through committee work for our South Yarmouth Library Association and West Yarmouth Library Association; the dedication of the members of the Library Study Committee and now the Library Planning Committee; big thanks to the Library Board members; to the generous community members who donate items for our ongoing book sales, to all those people who donated gifts to our Family to Family Giving program, and to the many thoughtful bakers who provide delightful treats for library staff – and of course, the Cookie Stroll brigade who organize, sew, bake, host, create the successful “ticket” booklet of recipes, history and advertising revenue, take and make phone calls and so much more. We sincerely thank you. Happy 2020!

-Jane Cain

Library Director


Musical Discoveries 

Monday, January 6, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 18, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family! For infants to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their continued support of this popular family program. Registration is not required.


Family Story Time

Monday, January 6, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for stories, songs and stretches. Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffie. For all ages.
Children under 10 need to bring an adult. No sign-up required.


Sewing Club is now
the 'Tween and Teen Craft Club

Wednesday, January 8, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Back by popular demand with a twist! Each month we will offer a handcraft project for ‘tweens and teens. Learning new skills and creating unique items will be the focus of this club. This month, we will make silhouettes with buttons. For grades 5-12. Bring your friends! We are also seeking donations of buttons of any and all shapes, sizes, and colors. Please drop off your buttons at the South Yarmouth Library. Registration is encouraged. Please contact Mindy Herington for more information at 508-760-4820, X 1316.


Dennis Yarmouth Coordinated Family and Community Engagement/
D-Y CFCE playgroups!

Beginning Friday, January 10
through Friday, January 31
South Yarmouth Library

We are happy to welcome back Mary Wilson, Program Coordinator and Early Education Specialist who will facilitate two playgroups on Friday mornings for the month of January!

Terrific Toddlers 10:00-11:00
Appropriate for new walkers and children up to 2 years.

Baby & Me: Lap Babies Group 11:00-12:00
Appropriate for pre-walking babies.

Space is limited. To register for this free program, call Jody Almonte at 508-778-7988 x 4.


Lego® Club 

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
The Library provides all the Lego®s. Bring your
creativity and a friend! Registration is not required. For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult.


The Yarmouth Town Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 20,
for the Martin Luther King holiday.


Book Teasers

West Yarmouth Library
Thursday, January 16, 4:00 p.m.

In this book group, readers bring a favorite book
to share with others over tea and cookies. The
guidelines are:

• All types of books are welcome as long as
they are available through the CLAMS
• Be prepared to tell us in 2-3 minutes what
you especially enjoyed about the book.

Bring your favorite reads and discover other
great finds!


ALA Youth Media Awards

To be Announced
Monday, January 27, 8:00 a.m.

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. For information regarding this year's presentation and to find out about the winners, please visit www.ilovelibraries.org/yma


January Book Discussion Group  
All You Can Ever Know
by Nicole Chung

Tuesday, January 28, 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

The South Yarmouth Library Book Discussion Group will be reading a memoir this month entitled, All You Can Ever Know, by Nicole Chung. Books are available at the Library for you to borrow. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome. Questions? Call the Library at 508-760-4820, and speak with Chris at ext. 1315.


Story Times in January
Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for stories, songs, art and playtime. 
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration is not required.


Baby Story Time

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for stories, songs, early literacy activities and playtime. For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
Registration is not required.


Story Time West

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us for stories, songs and more! For all ages. Children under 10 need to bring an adult. Registration is not required.


Database Spotlight:

The Register and The Barnstable Patriot digital newspaper archives
The Register and The Barnstable Patriot digital newspaper archives now cover the entire run of The Register, (at times, called The Yarmouth Register or The Dennis-Yarmouth Register) from its inception in 1846 to 2017 and The Barnstable Patriot, from 1830 to 2017. To begin searching the archives from any computer or device, type your search item(s) in the box at the top of the page and click on the magnifying glass. Or choose the Search or Browse options. Go to : www.yarmouthlibraries.org/899/eBranch and scroll down to Newspapers and Magazines.


Census Bureau
Job Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau currently has job openings in preparation for the 2020 Census. Work is temporary —
from 6 weeks to 9 months. To apply for a position, log on to www.2020census.gov/jobs. Jobs require 2 days of training in a classroom plus 3 days at home that is mandatory and paid. Applicants must be 18 and over, have a valid Social Security Number, and be a U.S. citizen.


Have You Been to
the Little Corner Bookstore
at the South Yarmouth Library?

The South Yarmouth Library Association organizes a great ongoing book sale in the northwest corner of the main floor – over near the newspaper and magazine area. Most items are $1.00 or less. With proceeds from the sale of these books, SYLA funds many programs at the library, provides a number of museum passes for free or reduced entrance to many places of learning, and contributes to staff and community events here at the library. The book store is open whenever the South Yarmouth Library is open, and you pay at the front desk. Come browse the Little Corner Bookstore!

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