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December Newsletter from the Yarmouth Town Libraries

From the Director:

On November 8, I attended a memorable Veterans Day Musical Tribute at the high school put together by the Age-Friendly Team of Yarmouth, especially by Gerry Bedard, retired Navy Commander. The event was well represented by the Dennis-Yarmouth school community, including words and memories from Principal Anthony Morrison and organized by Music Director Alexander Pendleton. The intergenerational instrumental ensemble comprised of members of the New Horizons band and high school students, as well as music sung by the 80-member high school chorus, were outstanding. It was a meaningful event and one you should not miss next November. Peace to all this holiday season.

-Jane Cain
Library Director

Holiday closings for
the Yarmouth Town Libraries:

Closed Monday, December 24
and Tuesday, December 25.
Closed Monday, December 31
and Tuesday, January 1.

Yarmouth Special Town Election
Tuesday, December 4

On Tuesday, December 4, polls will be open from 12:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. for a Special Town Election. Avoid waiting in line on election day. Advanced voting is available at the Town Clerk’s office until noon on Monday, December 3.


Good Stories, Well Read: 
Holiday Stories

Saturday, December 1, 2:00 p.m.
West Yarmouth Library

Join us as we bring you a whole new way to enjoy and appreciate great stories. Listen to a selection of readings by local actors with a special holiday edition of this popular program. Doors open at 1:30. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the West Yarmouth Library Association. This program is free to the public.


Christmas Giving Program

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. The program helps families in need and children in foster care. A small Christmas tree is located at each library decorated with "ornaments" with a child’s name, age and wish list on the back. Gifts should be wrapped and brought to the libraries, along with the ornament.

We appreciate your participation in this Cape-wide community project. The deadline for giving is Thursday, December 13.


The Holiday Cookie Stroll in
Historic Bass River

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

Join us for the Thirteenth Annual Holiday Cookie Stroll, a traditional favorite. This year’s honoree is Sarah Horne, long-time supporter of the South Yarmouth Library. This event is sold out.


Mark Forest Office Hours

Thursday, December 20, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library
Yarmouth Selectman Mark Forest will hold office hours at the South Yarmouth Library on Thursday, December 20. Please call (508) 394-7606 X 1330 to make an appointment. If you can’t make it, feel free to email Mr. Forest at: mark.r.forest@comcast.net.


Database Spotlight

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone - and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are thousands of titles to choose from. All you need is your library card and an email address.

Children and Young Adult Programs


Musical Discoveries

Saturday, December 1, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, December 10, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 15, 10:30 a.m.

A musical experience for the whole family! For infants to 5-year-old children and their caregivers. Classes include singing, small and large motor movement, instruments and fun. Classes are FREE and are held in the Leonard Room. Our thanks to the South Yarmouth Library Association for their support of this popular program.


All Aboard the Who-ville Express!

Monday, December 3, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Starting at the South Yarmouth Library

Reserved seatings at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
This event is filled, with long wait lists.


Family Story Time

Monday, December 10, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
For all ages. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult. Join us for stories, songs and stretches! Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.


Body Scrub and Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Saturday, December 15, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For grades 4-7. Make special gifts for teachers, coaches and your special friends. Lovely body scrubs for glowing healthy skin and hot cocoa mix for a sweet treat. Share the joy of a handmade gift!


LEGO® Club

Wednesday, December 19, 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. Drop in-for all ages. Children under eight years old need to bring an adult.


Celebrate Acts of Kindness in the Season of Giving!

Please stop by the Children’s Room to participate in our interactive kindness bulletin board. Get inspired and share an act of kindness with others. Create greeting cards for residents of Windsor Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. The Library provides all of the materials. All ages are welcome!


Story Times in December

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
No story time on Tuesday, December 25.

Baby Story Time
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
South Yarmouth Library

For infants to 3-year-olds and their caregivers.
No Story Time on Thursday, December 27.

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

All ages are welcome. Children under 8 need to bring an adult. No Story Time on Friday, December 28.

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