Seymour Library: Storytimes, book clubs and more in May | Lifestyles

Jackie Kolb Special for The Citizen

What better way to celebrate National Get Caught Reading Month than with story hours and book clubs at your local library!

IMAGINE Storytime

Imagine this fun and interactive storytelling time with us at the Seymour Library! Each storytime is followed by a hands-on activity. This program is designed for children aged 2 to 5, but all are welcome.

• 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday, May 2nd: Rainbow! After the rain there always comes a rainbow! Join us for a colorful fairy tale hour! Then design your own rainbow with your favorite colors.

• 11am and 1pm Monday, May 9: Birds of a Feather! Fly away with this bird tale! Then use your imagination to design your own bird!

• Monday, May 16, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm: Get hoppy! Get hoppy with this frog themed story featuring stories, songs, a lily pad obstacle course and a craft!

• Monday, May 23, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Garden Friends! what’s in your garden As the flowers begin to bloom and grow outside, learn about the bugs you might encounter in your garden during this entertaining story. Then make a silly pom pom snail!

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Registration is required for IMAGINE Storytime. To register, please visit our website at

Library Book Clubs

Want to read more this spring but need a little support? Try a Seymour Library book club!

Find out “Whodunit” during the Coffee and Crime Book Club on Tuesday, May 10 at noon via Zoom. This month’s featured series is Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series. Choose any book in the series to read! For information about the meeting, email [email protected]

Travel through time with the Tea & Tales Book Club! Visit us on Tuesday, May 24th at noon in the front garden of the library. The featured book is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. For information about the meeting, email [email protected]

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The Read More Book Club selects categories in support of the library’s reading challenge. Join us on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm in the library. This month’s theme is a book with a flower on the cover or a book with a color in the title. For information about the meeting, email [email protected]

Do you love to read a little bit of everything? Try the Coffee & Conversation Book Club! Join us on Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the front yard of the library. The featured book is Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce. For information about the meeting, email [email protected]

For more information about Seymour Library book clubs, see

May the fourth Family Fun Event

The force is strong in this library! Join us for the Library’s May 4th Family Fun event on Wednesday, May 4th, featuring out-of-this-world hands-on activities! Please register for our 4pm or 6pm session at

Drop n DIY challenges

Have you checked out our Family Space Maker Station yet? Each week there is a different DIY challenge for families to create or build together! This May we’ll be exploring colors, birds, gardens and more!

genealogy workshops

The Seymour Library is proud to announce the next installments of its Personalizing History project, a program funded by the American Rescue Plan*.

African American Genealogy Workshop: Whether you are new to researching your family history or already doing genealogy research, this is an opportunity to have your individual questions answered in depth by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy to answer. Participants can join in person or virtually via Zoom on Thursday, May 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Places are limited and prior registration is required.

Introduction to DNA Testing: The Who, What, Where and Why: Discover the basics of DNA testing for genealogy during this virtual presentation with Renate Yarborough Sanders from 6pm to 7pm Tuesday 17th May. Pre-registration required.

For more information on these workshops, presenter CVs or to register, visit

Go through the story

Construction work on the lobby of the library is in progress. When planning your visit to the library, please remember to use the historic front entrance, located on Genesee Street. Accommodation is provided for people with reduced mobility. Please call the library at (315) 252-2571 prior to your visit to arrange accommodation. Curbside pickup is also available. Visit for more information.

Jackie Kolb is the Community Services Coordinator at the Seymour Library in Auburn. For more information, visit or call (315) 252-2571. The American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an American Library Association initiative made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.