The Storycrafters, featuring award-winning storytellers Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, will kick off our summer performance series at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. The event will be held in the community room of Sts. Peter and John Episcopal Church, 169 Genesee St., across the street from the library. No registration is required, and admission is free. The Storycrafters tell traditional stories from many cultures, often incorporating musical instruments, song and dance. They perform and teach in schools and libraries all over the United States and the British Isles. The performance is funded by NYSCA's Decentralization Program, administered locally by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.
Our “Every Hero Has a Story” summer reading program begins Saturday, June 27, with live music, games, crafts and a book giveaway! Musician Jim McCarthy will perform at 11 a.m. on the front lawn, and his performance will be followed by games and crafts. Children who sign up for summer reading and pick up a reading log get their prize at the beginning of the summer this year: a new book to keep.
Events continue through mid-August, with Storytime on the Lawn and performances on Tuesdays and crafts on Wednesdays. In July we’ll also have Storytimes on Saturdays and a science program on Thursdays. Once again, Five Star Bank will provide new bikes for a raffle at the end of summer.
And when you’re in the mood for a story and some exercise, head to Hoopes Park. The StoryWalk ® is returning this summer, with a new story appearing every two weeks.
The Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County provides funding for summer reading at Seymour Library. Performances are funded by a Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant. For a complete summer schedule, see the calendar.