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Seymour Community Library

 

Seymour Community Library

320 East Clinton

Phone:  417.935.4193

FAX:  417.935.2408

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

 

A Brief History

 

School Moms BuildingThe Seymour Library was established in 1929 in a small building just off the North West corner of the square that is presently the home of the Arts Council, Greater Seymour Area Foundation, and the Greater Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce. The new facility is centrally located and is within walking distance of the YMCA, Seymour grade school, middle, and high school.

 

The original facility was home to about 200 books and library materials. Our library now offers in excess of 9000 items for patrons to use. The new library was built entirely through donations raised primarily in the Seymour community. In 1993 Blaine Childress, a Seymour native, provided $300,000 for the library to earn income for operational expense. Fundraising efforts then began and the community raised the matching $300,000 to construct the library. Ground was broken in the October 1997 and the library was complete and open for business on August, 1998.

 

Featured at the library is a state of the art computer system with high speed T1 lines to deliver internet service to eight computers available for use in the library. The card catalogue is fully accessible from the computer with a searchable database. Inter-library loans are offered through the Webster County library with requested materials being delivered to Seymour for patrons to use.

 

You will find offered not only books, but audio books, video, large print material, magazines, reference and a children’s section with a wide variety of materials. Many events are sponsored by the library; including children’s story time featuring a local community member reading to the children, poetry readings, holiday themed functions such as the Easter egg hunt, computer tutorials, workshops and various special events. Check the number listed above for current information and this website for future updates.

 

Delores Turner is our full time Library Director and does an excellent job of assisting visitors in finding information and also keeping an up to date variety of materials available.

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