Family Space

Presenting the new Richard S. and Jeanne Z. Dunn Family Space!

We have more reasons to love your library! The Family Space is now open!

The Richard S. and Jeanne Z. Dunn Family Space at Seymour Library.

After serving the community for over 100 years, the Seymour Library Children’s Room required a facelift.

Seymour Library used a bequest from Mrs. Jeanne Z. Dunn to secure a grant from NYS Construction Aid to Public Libraries to revamp the library’s lower level. Using this NYS grant and the Dunn bequest, Seymour Library created the new Richard S. and Jeanne Z. Dunn Family Space.

The Family Space revamp includes the following improvements:

  • Designated Study Area
  • Reading Room
  • Updated Furnishings
  • Special Reading Nook for Children
  • New Windows for Natural Light
  • New Lift – allowing visitors with mobility issues access to areas never available in the past
Family Space at Seymour Library - pictue of interior of new revamped space

The library is pleased to report that families are enjoying the new space. In particular, Amy’s Nook, a new feature that utilizes space underneath one of the library’s staircases. Amy’s Nook is in memorial to Amy Walsh Underhill, daughter of long-standing patron, Marcia Walsh. We are certain Amy would have approved and invite you to check out some books and our new space!