Your Seymour Library card already provides you with access to books, magazines, movies and much more - and during Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, you can use your library card to get discounts at restaurants and stores, too. The offers are good for current library card-holders and people who sign up for a card in September - so if you know someone who doesn't have a card, encourage them to get one. We're grateful to these local businesses who are making a Seymour Library card even more valuable this month. Enjoy!
September is back-to-Storytime month in the Children's Room, and this fall offers more options than ever. A few of our long-running programs, Preschool Storytime and Pajama Storytime, are meeting at new times, and a Storytime featuring iPads has been added to our offerings. The Saturday Storytimes that started in the spring will continue, but with a science theme. Here's what we have planned:
Toddler Time for children up to 3 years old. Meets weekly, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 22-23.
Preschool Storytime for children 3 to 5 years old. Meets weekly, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 22.
Pajama Storytime for preschool through early elementary school students. Meets monthly, 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month. This month: Sept. 9.
iStories for children 2 to 4 years old. Features stories, songs and learning games on iPads. Meets monthly, 1 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month. This month: Sept. 23. Registration required.
Saturday Stories and Science for children 3 to 5 years old. Features stories and hands-on science projects. Meets monthly, 11 a.m. second Saturday of the month. This month: Sept. 12, “All About Apples.” Registration required.
Science Saturday for children 5 to 8 years old. Interactive program with a science theme. Meets monthly at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. This month: Sept. 19, “Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles.” Registration required.
Funding for the iPads is from the Everett Charitable Trust. Saturday programs are funded by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Like to knit? Bring your needles and yarn to Seymour Library on Tuesday afternoons. We're starting an informal knitting circle that will get together at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept.1. There are no lessons, no expectations - you can be a novice or a pro - just a chance to get together with others who share your interest. Be sure to check out our collection of knitting books while you're here.