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 by Saturday, August 19 to be entered 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 on Saturday, August 5 at 11 am or join our special Storytime on the Lawn, Tuesday, August 1 at 11 am, with the Auburn Police Department and pizza! We’ll bring the party inside in case of rain.

Little Listeners

Check out this new summer storytime program for infants and toddlers on Monday, August 7 at 11 am.

Teen Maker Program

Join us for Game Jam on Monday, August 7 at 1 pm. Teens will create interactive, choose-your-own-adventure games around the theme of Building a Better World with Twine using Chromebooks. This program is for kids ages 10 and up. Supplies will be provided.

Full STEAM Ahead: Building Fun

Kids will create their very own invention using recycled and craft items on Wednesday, August 2 at 11 am.

Zoo to You

The zoo comes to you on Friday,  August 4 at 5:30 pm as part of Seymour Library’s Summer Reading Program. The world of reading comes alive with this fun and educational program that will bring kids face-to-face with exciting zoo animals.

Get hands-on with the zoo’s one-of-a-kind animal artifacts, ask a professional zoo educator your animal questions, and learn how you can make a difference to wildlife.

The performance will take place at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee Street.

Storyteller Farmer Tom Walsh

Join Farmer Tom Walsh for silly songs and stories about the farm on Tuesday, August 8 at 11 am. Kids will learn about farm culture, safety, farm animals, the history of farming and more!

The performance will take place at St. Peter & John Episcopal Church.

Summer Reading Celebration!

Join us on the library’s front lawn on Saturday, August 12 at 11 am to celebrate the end of summer reading with outdoor games, activities, and a special visit from the ice cream truck!


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.