The Friends advocate for the Seymour Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.
The Friends provide:
- Program refreshments
- Book Page review magazine
- Discount passes for Rochester attractions
- Library equipment
The Friends sponsor:
- Children’s & Teen summer reading programs
- High School research awards
- Children’s & Teen book festivals
- Suburban News articles
- Prizes for Adult summer reading program
- Library book sales
President: Lynne Gardner
Vice-President: Dan Burns
Secretary: Carolyn Mundy
Treasurer: John Hamling
Membership Director: Cathy Chesnut
Events & Projects
Book sales are held twice per year, in the Spring and Fall (usually April and October). Please check our Events Calendar for upcoming sales.
Bottle & Can Deposits:
Support the library just by returning your cans and bottles!
- Return your cans and bottles to Upstate Bottle Return at 61 N. Main St. in Brockport, or any of their other locations (listed below).
- Tell them that proceeds should go to the Friends of Seymour Library. This money will then be used for library programs and services. It’s as easy as that!
- The Seymour Library will receive 5 cents for every bottle or can returned. And on the 6th of every month, the library will receive 6 cents per return!
Friends’ Merchandise For Sale:
Upstate Bottle Return Locations: Albion – 206 Hamilton St. | Avon – 720 Dream Valley Blvd. | Brockport – 61 N. Main St. | Hamlin – 1802 Lake Rd. N. | Henrietta – 2599 East Henrietta Rd. | Holley – 46 State St. | Medina – 306 E. Center St. |Parma – 4742 W Ridge Rd. | Penfield – 1694 Penfield Rd.
Seymour Library Foundation
Events & Projects
After Hours 2020:
President: Carol Gravetter
Secretary: Donna Mancuso
Treasurer: Mary Marone
Materials in General
Gifts of library materials (books, DVDs, etc.) will be accepted and added to the Seymour Library collection if they meet the criteria of the Library’s collection development policy, or donated to the Friends of the Seymour Library for their book sale. Upon the Library’s acceptance of a gift, it becomes property of the Library. If requested by the donor, staff will provide the donor with a Seymour Library Donation of Materials form.
Gift subscription periodicals will be evaluated by the Director to determine their suitability for adding to the collection.
The Library welcomes monetary gifts for purchase of library materials (books, DVDs, etc.) given in recognition of individuals or organizations and will try to accommodate the subject or title preferences of the donor. A bookplate recognizing the donor will be affixed to the material if requested.
Cash offerings, securities, and bequests will be managed by the Director and the Board of Trustees, who shall work out terms of acceptance that are compatible with Seymour Library policies, the donor’s intent, and applicable laws. If requested, the names of the donor(s) and the individuals or organizations recognized by the gift will be listed on a bookplate and affixed to the material
Real Estate or Other Personal Property
The Library will accept gifts of real property that support the mission of the Seymour Library. Such offers will be handled by the Director and the Board of Trustees, who shall determine the suitability of the gift and work out terms of acceptance that are compatible with Seymour Library policies, the donor’s intent, and applicable laws.
If requested, the Library will provide a receipt of gifts. In accordance with income tax regulations, the Library will leave value determination of the donation to the donor.