Address: 320 East Clinton
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 6:00
pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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A Brief History
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 and the Greater Seymour Area
Foundation. 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.