320 East Clinton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
The 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
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.