March is PAWS to Read Month!

  • 03/04/2024
  • 13:40
  • Jackie Kolb

Celebrate Paws to Read Month at Seymour Library - graphic with children and a variety of pets and books.

Did you know that March is Paws to Read Month?! Celebrate reading and pets all month at Seymour Library with fun hands-on programs and some PAWsome reads! 

Pet-themed Programs

Storytimes, a visit from Trevor the golden retriever, LEGO challenges, and more! Join us for a barking good time in Seymour Library’s Family Space. We hope you think the library is the “cat’s meow” with these FREE programs, and best of “howl”, no registration is required!

Tales With Trevor
  • IMAGINE Storytime: Families will engage in stories, songs, and movement together during this fun and interactive storytime Mondays at 11 am. This month’s themes include: Cats, Dogs, Down on the Farm, and Your Imagination! Designed for ages 2 to 5, but all ages are welcome.
  • Tales with Trevor: For Paws to Read Month, join us at this dog-themed storytime with a special guest, Trevor the library dog, on Wednesday, March 6 at 4 pm! Trevor is a patient and friendly dog who loves to be pet and enjoys a good story. The Friends of Seymour Library will be handing out copies of Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. Practice reading your new book to Trevor!
  • LEGO Club-Pet Challenge: Explore your creativity with LEGO challenges and games during the library’s new LEGO Club! Accept a pet building challenge and design your own creation from your imagination on Monday, March 11 at 4 pm. The library will provide all the LEGO bricks. Designed for ages 6 and up, but all ages are welcome.

Tales with Tails

Check out our pet-themed book display in the Family Space! Here are some staff favorites, available to borrow with your library card. These reads are Purrrfect for a storytime at home!

Paws to Read Display at Seymour Library
  • The Cat Wants Cuddles by P. Crumble
  • Where Have You Been, Little Cat? By Richard Jones
  • Jeff Goes Wild by Angie Rozelaar
  • Flubby Does Not Like Snow by J. E. Morris
  • Cat Problems by Jory John
  • Knitting for Dogs by Laurel Molk
  • Boop! by Bea Birdsong
  • Simon and the Better Bone by Corey R. Tabor
  • Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano
  • Dog on a frog? by Kes Gray

Join our Community Giveback

Seymour Library will be partnering with Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY to help give back to our furry friends! Throughout the month of March, there will be a card-making station in the Family Space. Children and families can decorate a card and write a note to the animals at the SPCA. 

SPCA Furry Friends Card Making Station at Seymour Library. Image of comment cards that can be decorated by children and families.

Or pick an item from the SPCA’s wish list. There will be a donation box at the library throughout the month of March. Only donations of new items will be accepted. 

SPCA Donation Box at Seymour Library -- featuring a grey tote with a donation box sign taped on the exterior.

Wish list items include:

  • Non-Clumping Litter or Litter Alternatives
  • Hill’s Science Diet Dog/Puppy/Cat/Kitten
  • Hill’s Science Diet Canned Dog/Puppy/Cat/Kitten Food
  • Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR)
  • KONG Toys
  • NYLA BONES – medium and large
  • 55-Gallon Trash Bags
  • Tall (13-gallon) Kitchen Trash Bags
  • Antibacterial Dish Soap/Hand Soap
  • Paper Towels/Bath Tissue

For more information about the Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY, visit:

Visit us on Social Media!

Don’t forget to visit the library’s Facebook page for posts featuring our furry friends and their favorite books throughout the month of March! #PAWSTOREAD