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August 2017 Newsletter from the
Yarmouth Town Libraries 


From the Director:

August on Cape Cod is lovely. It is the height of our Summer Reading program for children and teens and then we wind down, in anticipation of the fall. We are enjoying extra Saturday hours at the West Yarmouth Library, which have included programs for children, a Cape Cod book discussion group and a repeat visit from Larry Dapsis on deer tick dangers on Cape Cod coming in September.

-Jane Cain
Library Director


Access Hoopla with your library card

HOOPLA allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Stream what you want to watch or listen to with no waiting, or download to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are thousands of titles to choose from, and more added every day. All you need is your Library card and an email address. Enjoy! Contact Trish Cassisi at tcassisi@clamsnet.org or 508 760 4820 X1314 to learn more.


Summer Reading Wrap up Event

The Toe Jam Puppet Band 
Monday, August 14, 6:00 p.m
at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth

The Toe Jam Puppet Band offers hands-on children's entertainment that grown-ups can enjoy, too. For all ages. Children under 8 must bring an adult. Join us for this fun-filled, interactive musical program!


NEW for the summer!
Musical Discoveries

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

A musical experience for the whole family!
For infants to 5-year-old children with their parents or caregivers. Sessions include singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and are held at 10:30 a.m in the Leonard Room: Tuesdays:  August 1, 8, and 15.


The Goonies

Teen Movie for ages 12 and up;  Rated PG
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for this classic movie...here’s the story:
in order to save their home from foreclosure,
a group of misfits sets out to find a pirate’s
valuable ancient treasure. Fun-filled adventures follow. Bring a friend or neighbor; light refreshments will be available.


Life at the Shore

Saturday, August 5, 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For children ages 3-8 and their caregivers

Many animals make their home where the ocean meets the beach. Learn about the animals that live close to shore and are visible at low tide.

This educational presentation is made possible through grant money from Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE), locally based programs serving families with children from infants through school age. It is affiliated with The Cape Cod Children’s Place and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Field of Dreams

Monday, August 7, 2:00 p.m. in the Leonard Room
South Yarmouth Library
Movie matinee for all ages! Rated PG
All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then, one day his dreams came looking for him. If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.


Family Story Time

Monday, August 7, 6:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
For all ages. Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal! Enjoy some yoga, stories and songs to get you ready for bed!


Minute to Win It!

Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. 
For ages 12+
South Yarmouth Library

Bring your “Game Face” for a blast of hilarious fun!  What’s your hidden talent? Bring a friend or neighbor; light refreshments.


Lego Club

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library
Drop in. For all ages. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. The Library provides all the LEGO®s. Bring your imagination and some friends.


S.T.E.M. Programs
Presented by Pitter Patter Programs

Wonderful Worms!  
Saturday, August 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

West Yarmouth Library
For children ages 3-8 with their caregivers.
Observe, count, discover and learn fascinating facts about worms. Hands-on fun.


Cape Cod Book Group
at West Yarmouth Library

Saturday, August 19, 11:00 a.m.  Fiction
Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m.  Non-Fiction
Choose a book that takes place on Cape Cod, or is written by a Cape Cod author - one that you have read or have wanted to read - and join us to talk about it. Refreshments will be provided by the West Yarmouth Library Association. Funding for summer Saturday hours at the West Yarmouth Library funded by a one-time grant from the Town’s Free Cash account.  Thank you, Town of Yarmouth!


S.T.E.M. Programs
Presented by Pitter Patter Programs

Incredible Insects!  
Saturday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

For children ages 3-8 with their caregivers.
How much do you know about insects? Come expand your knowledge as we explore the incredible world of insects. Bring a bug to share with the group!

Weekly Events


Outdoor Story Time

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library on the lawn
Fun and learning for children and their caregivers! Outdoor Story Time will be in the Leonard Room in the event of bad weather.


Story Time West

Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
West Yarmouth Library
All ages welcome. Children under eight
need to bring an adult.


Visit Our Kindness Rocks
Inspiration Garden 

At the South Yarmouth Library
The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness through inspirational messages on rocks.

Build a Better World is the 2017 Summer Reading Program sponsored by Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth Library Association, West Yarmouth Library Association,
Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners


Here is the list of our sponsors/donors who have contributed to the Build a Better World Summer Reading Program in Yarmouth this year. We are fortunate to live in a community where so many businesses help us keep kids learning and reading all summer long. 

Our sincere thanks to:

Bass River Sports World/ Skull Island
Candy Co.

Cape Cod Creamery
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
Candy Co.
Christmas Tree Shops
Dairy Queen

Heritage Museums and Gardens
Hyannis Whale Watch
Hy-Line Cruises
Piccadilly Café
Pirates Cove
Putter’s Paradise
Riverway Lobster House
Ryan Family Amusements
Stop and Shop
Trader Joe’s

Whydah Pirate Museum
Wild Animal Lagoon

South Yarmouth Library Association

and the West Yarmouth Library Association

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