Thank you to the Town of Clarkson, Town of Sweden and the Village of Brockport communities for allowing me to lead Seymour Library and grow in both my career and through increased life experiences. I came to the Library as Director in December 2020, mid-pandemic, and inherited a community gem in need of bouncing back. With a dedicated staff and hardworking Library Board we have set Seymour Library up to succeed and move past the idle time of the epidemic. The past two years have been filled with many joy-filled events and it is bittersweet I will not be here to see through several initiatives coming soon to the Library. A highlight I am proud of is the Silver Anniversary Celebration honoring the East Avenue Library location this past December. Our community gathered along with civic leaders and staff to remember and celebrate the past 25 years of Seymour Library. Together we created a Seymour Library Time Capsule (on display at the Library) to be opened in 2046! I do hope to be a part of that future celebration unveiling the capsule.
A million thanks to the community for taking our Library survey. The results will be available at the library and it shows what a bright future Seymour Library has!
In the coming weeks at Seymour Library there is much to be excited for! Our children’s librarian is launching two Literacy Programs for parents and children. Baby Dragons, for infants to 23 months and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten for preschoolers will take your child on a reading adventure like no other. Join Miss Jen on October 13 at 11:00 am for all the fun, and come get your first introduction to our new mascot, Seymour the Book Dragon!
Next month Seymour’s printing service will be enhanced. The Library will be implementing a remote printing service, PrinterOn. Available to our patrons via a mobile app or from our website, you print from home and come pick it up at the print terminal station during open library hours. Our information desk librarians will walk you through the steps!
Another exciting development in late November is the launch of Ancestry.com at Seymour Library. This genealogy website will be an unrestricted database you can access at the Library and research your family history. An exhilarating way to uncover your past. Unfamiliar with Ancestry? Our adult librarian will be hosting future genealogy programs to introduce you to the database.
Public Libraries are educational institutions that allow patrons to discover, explore, learn and engage in many areas, the sciences, technology and arts. Seymour Library’s 2023 – 2025 Long Range Plan incorporates the building blocks to hone these didactic lifelong skills. To view the Long Range Plan visit the Library’s website at; https://seymourlibraryweb.org .
It has been a great pleasure to serve Seymour Library. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff. Their hardworking ethic and strong support during my tenure were wonderful. Finally, thank you to Bernie LoBrcco president of Seymour Library Board of Trustees and the entire Board. You were a pleasure to work for. I will always recall this time fondly and I look forward to seeing the great work of Seymour Library in the coming years.
All my best,