Meet your representatives and learn why they serve on Seymour Library’s Board of Trustees

Russ Harkins, Sennett, secretary 

Russ Hawkins, Secretary, Sennett Representative

“A few years ago I was working with the library in a volunteer capacity. After having a discussion with Lisa (library director) about what was on the horizon for Seymour Library, including the upcoming children’s room renovation, I was so impressed I decided that I had to be part of it and became determined to do what was necessary to get on the board. I have never regretted my decision, there is so much happening, from the physical aspects to all the new programs being instituted. It makes me proud to say I’m a member of the board at Seymour Library and look forward to my tenure with great anticipation!”

Ginny Kent, Auburn 

Ginny Kent, Auburn Representative

“Our Library is one of our most important institutions! Seymour Library is constantly evolving programs and services to meet the needs of our community. You wouldn’t believe what we offer. Our new Caregiver Kits help you engage your loved one suffering with memory loss. The History Discovery Center is here for genealogy enthusiasts. Need help with your new device, or seeking a job? The library is here for you. I could go on and on!  Oh I almost forgot! We have books! Boy, do we have books – in every genre and every format – ready for you to borrow. Being part of the team that oversees this magical place makes me feel like I’m making a difference.  I’m honored to be a Library Trustee!”

Meg Vanek, Owasco

Meg Vanek, Owasco Representative

“I credit my mother for my love of libraries, taking me to the bookmobile every week starting at age 5 and later signing me up for my first volunteer experience at our local library when I was about 10.  In college, the library became a place for refuge, research, and study. Now, in retirement, it is a way to stay connected to my community.  It seems I have come full circle by serving as a Seymour Library Trustee, supporting the work of the dedicated Library staff providing resources and experiences that connect our community in a meaningful way.”

Dawn Taylor, Fleming

Dawn Taylor, Fleming Representative

“I grew up with a love of books and frequent trips to our local library as a child and as a teenager. It was only natural that my husband (also an avid reader) and I instilled in our own daughters, this same love for books and reading.
Seymour Library’s Summer Reading Program was an activity they looked forward to each year, as well as regular visits throughout the year. With our family deriving so much enjoyment from our library I wanted to be involved in Seymour Library’s growth and the excitement of being a part of that growth!
Our library is not the library of our parent generation, it’s so much more!! I’m proud to be a part of Seymour Public Library’s Board of Trustees!”