Hands-on Learning

Seymour Library offers access to a variety of tools to encourage learning and discovery for children and teens in our community, including learning backpacks, technology & science tools, our Healing Library, and more. All are available to checkout with your library card.

Learning Backpacks

Take home a backpack and discover more about emotions, community helpers, insects, outer space, geography around the world, and more! *More Learning Backpacks coming soon.*

Discover! Kits

These are a great resource for parents and caregivers to explore music, art, and more with children. Some of the kits include a Theremin, Violin, Ukulele, Watercolor, and Sketching. 

Technology Tools for Kids

Include the Nintendo Switch, Kindle eReaders and Kindle Fire tablets. (Mobile Hotspots are also available for checkout to adult cardholders)

Science Tools

Include our Telescope, Microscope, Google Cardboard and more! 

The Healing Library

Contains different kits of materials and picture books that assist families in healing during periods of trauma. Seymour Library offers three kits focusing on “tough” topics that families can use together at home: “Death of a loved one”, “Death of a pet”, and “Alzheimer’s and your family”.

Mental Health Wellness Backpacks

These learning backpacks include books and activities for families to explore topics on mental health and wellness. Topics include: “Practicing Mindfulness”, “Understanding Feelings”, and “I’m Worried”.

Funding for these resources comes from NAMI Cayuga County, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Allan H. & Helen C. Miskell Foundation. These backpacks are available to all cardholders in the Finger Lakes Library System.

Recess (Fun and Games)

Everyone needs a break from homework. Try out one of the library’s new tabletop games for children. Games include Monopoly Junior, Candy Land, Scrabble Junior, and more!  For free online games, you can play at home, try here.