Summer Reading: Build a Better World


The library will be kicking off our summer reading program on Saturday, June 24 from 11 am to 1 pm. This year’s summer reading theme is Build A Better World!

Join the Auburn Doubledays, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County to kick off summer reading with fun activities and games.

We will be giving away a free book to every child who signs up for summer reading. Don’t forget to bring back your reading log at the end of the summer for a chance to win a bike!

Summer Reading Highlights:

Storytimes on the Lawn

Join us on the library’s front lawn for some fun stories Saturdays at 11 am and Tuesday, July 25 at 11 am. We’ll bring the party inside in case of rain.

Little Listeners

Check out this new summer storytime program for infants and toddlers on Mondays at 11 am.

Teen Maker Program

Teens will create and discover at Teen Maker, Mondays this summer at 1 pm. This program is for kids ages 10 and up. Supplies will be provided.

July 3: Learn to program robots Dot and Dash

July 10: Teach tiny cube bots to move, shine a light & more

July 17: Build with Legos and Goldiblocks

July 24: Invent with Little Bits and Snap Circuits

July 31: Egg drop

Full STEAM Ahead: Building Fun

 Kids will use recycled items to build different creations at the library every Wednesday at 11 am!

July 5: Cardboard Castle

July 12: Musical Instruments

July 19: Build with the Three Little Pigs

July 26: Testing Transportation

Magician Ron Cain

Magician Ron Cain presents “Build A Magical World”. Children and their families are invited to be dazzled with  magic and wonder on Friday, July 7 at 6 pm. The performance will be hosted at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee Street.

Nate & Kate Kids Show

Join entertainers Nate & Kate as they perform a mix of original and favorite children’s songs and juggle on Tuesday, July 11 at 11 am.  Children will learn about different musical instruments, be invited to sing along, and participate in juggling stunts! The performance will be  hosted at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church.

Sean Wolfe

Minecraft author Sean Fay Wolfe will speak about his series “The Elementia Chronicles” on Tuesday, July 11 at 2 pm at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church. Children will receive a free autographed book! This program is made possible by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Merry Go Round Youth Theater

The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theater presents “The Three Little Pigs”. Join the fun at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church on Tuesday, July 18 at 11 am.

Zoo to You

Storyteller Farmer Tom Walsh

Seymour Library is grateful to the generous donors who make our summer reading program possible. Major funding for the summer reading program comes from the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the        Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Funding for performances comes from NYSCA’s Decentralization Program, administered locally by the Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant and the Friends of Seymour Library. The grand-prize bicycles are donated by Five Star Bank.