Discover Summer at Seymour Library!

  • 07/10/2024
  • 13:29
  • maureen

Discover Summer Adventure Awaits You at Seymour Library

Calling all explorers!

Discover Summer at Seymour Library, June 29 through August 16, and step into an adventure filled with storytimes, STEAM programs, book to movie clubs, and more. All you need is your imagination and curiosity! 

The adventure starts on Saturday, June 29 with the Discover Summer Kick-off from 11 am to 2 pm. Drop-in activities include registration, storytime (11:30 am), crafts, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, a scavenger hunt, and more!

Don’t forget to check out our Discover Summer programs for adults! This year we are relaunching our adult summer reading program with a fun Book Bingo, an Adventure Lecture Series, a special performance by the Ivalas Quartet, Chair Yoga on the lawn, Beginner Mah Jongg classes and more! For more information about Discover Summer for adults.

Here is your guide to SUMMER at Seymour Library. Adventure Awaits You!

IMAGINE Storytime
Mondays at 9:30 am & 11 am

Discover Summer Imagine Storytime

Families will engage in stories, songs, and movement together during this fun and interactive storytime focused on adventure. Participants will receive a copy of the featured storytime read-along book, while supplies last.

The 9:30 am and 11 am storytimes will feature the same books & activities.
For ages 2 to 5, but all ages are welcome.
July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
August 5 & 12

Little Wigglers
Tuesdays at 11 am

Discover Summer - Little Wigglers

Shake those wiggles out during this storytime designed for toddlers and their families. Explore stories, songs, and movement together!
July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
August 6 & 13

STEAM Book Club
Tuesdays at 2:30 pm

STEAM Book Club

Travel to the Frozen North with 66 pugs and one amazing sled race full of adventure, magic, and humor. Each week we will read aloud a section of Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, followed by some fun hands-on STEAM activities!
For ages 8 to 12, but all ages welcome.
July 9, 16, 23, & 30
August 6 & 13

Books & Babies
Wednesdays at 11 am

Books and Babies Wednesdays at 11am at Seymour Library - with logo and graphic of babies

A lap-sit storytime for newborns (0 to 18 months) and their caregivers.
This special storytime focuses on encouraging early literacy skills through books, songs, movement, and discovery.
July 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
August 7 & 14

Book to Movie Club
Every Other Thursday from 6 to 8 pm

Discover Summer Book to Movie Club

Book to Movie Club is back! Families will borrow a copy of the featured book to read together at home. Then join us at Seymour Library for a screening of the film and book discussion. For ages 8 to 12, but all ages welcome. Please register in the Family Space or by calling 315-252-2571.
July 11: The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
(Lyle the Crocodile #1)

July 25: Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono

August 8: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Teddy Bear Picnic
Friday, July 19 from 4 to 6 pm

Discover Summer Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your beary best friend for a storytime and picnic on the library’s front lawn! Design a new bear pal to take home, enjoy yummy snacks, and listen to some bear-themed stories (storytime at 5 pm). All ages welcome!

Jungle Adventure!
Friday, August 9 from 4 to 6 pm

Discover Summer Family Fun Night! Jungle Adventure

Join us for a jungle adventure at Seymour Library! There is a giant snake slithering through the library’s gardens. Decorate a rock and see how big our snake friend can grow! Then journey to the depths of the jungle with Jeff the Magic Man at 4:30 pm. Find ancient treasure and become a jungle explorer. Stories, magic, jungle friends,balloon art, and more. All ages welcome!

Saturday, July 13 at 2 pm
Saturday, August 10 at 2 pm

Discover Summer - PokéWalk graphic with Seymour Library Logo

Play Pokémon GO with fellow trainers on a PokéWalk at Hoopes Park! Bring a device that is wifi compatible to connect to our library hotspot or take turns on the library’s device. For ages 7+, but all ages are welcome!

Storytime with the Auburn Fire Department
Saturday, July 20, at 11 am

Join the Auburn Fire Department at Seymour Library for a special firefighter-themed storytime. Learn about what firefighters do and receive some fire prevention tips! For ages 6 to 11, but all ages welcome.


Enjoy the library’s StoryWalkⓇ at three locations- Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Owasco Playground, 6 Bristol Ave, and new this year – Casey Park, 150 N Division St. New books will be added through August!

For more upcoming library programs.

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, the Cayuga County Youth Bureau, and the Friends of Seymour Library.