Friends of Seymour Library


The Friends organize and run the annual April/October used book sale and support the library through equipment purchases, new initiatives, collections for patrons, and underwriting programs. The Friends also provide funding for:

  • Extensive programming, including our annual Summer Reading Programs
  • VIP Passes
  • Bookpages
  • Seymour Library Bookbags

Events & Projects

Book Donations
We gladly accept donations of books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games year-round. We are unable to accept  cassette tapes, or VHS tapes. Donations are accepted on the east side of the library  on Mondays, between 1 PM and 3 PM. Donors should ring the doorbell to alert Friends Member to their presence. Donations must be placed into the custody of Friends Member and not simply dropped off.

Annual Book Sale
In addition to the Friends’ mini ongoing sale in the library, every April and October, the Friends of the Seymour Library facilitate a mega book sale that collates the donations received throughout the year. The sale runs for several days.

Please check our Events Calendar for upcoming sales, our next sale is  October 13 – 16, 2021.

Bottle & Can Deposits
Support the library just by returning your cans and bottles!

  1. Return your cans and bottles to Upstate Bottle Return at 61 N. Main St. in Brockport, or any of their other locations.
  2. 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!
  3. 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 of the Seymour Library Membership
A membership for an individual is $10 per year,  Membership runs from January 1 to December 31.  Join at any time in the library at the Circulation Desk, or download a membership form, complete it, and return it to the library. We can accept cash or checks for membership payments. Checks may be made payable to “Friends of the Seymour Library”.


President: Lynne Gardner
Vice-President: Laura Buckner
Secretary: Barb Gifford
Treasurer: John Hamling
Membership Director: open
Char Wright

Help The Friends!

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.

 Foundation of Seymour Library


Foundation of the Seymour Library Inc. is headquartered in Brockport, NY, and is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To make you tax-deductible donation, please return this form and gift.

Events & Projects

The Foundation of the Seymour Library will again hold a Gift Basket Silent Auction for the month of November!  Stop in to view the Holiday themed baskets beginning early November and make a bid on a beautiful basket and support the Library’s special projects.

Foundation Board

President: Carol Gravetter
Vice-President: Lynne Gardner
Secretary: Donna Mancuso
Treasurer: Mary Marone

Board Members:

Jim Cenci
LuAnne Cenci
Ray Duncan

Roxanne Johnston
Eileen O’Hara

Mary Rich
Linda Schaffer
Mike Schaffer

Join Us!

The Seymour Library Foundation is seeking new members to help fulfill its mission of supporting the library and its patrons. For more information, please contact Carol Gravetter at

Seymour Library

Please use the  donation form (here)if you are interested in making a monetary donation to the Library or gift as described below. Thank you.

Seymour LibraryMaterials 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.

Recognition Gifts
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.

Monetary Gifts
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.

Full Policy