Seymour Community Library

Library Mission & History

The mission and history of Seymour Community Library.

The Seymour Library was established in 1929 in a small building just off the North West corner of the square that is presently the home of the Arts Council, Greater Seymour Area Foundation, and the Greater Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce.  The new facility is centrally located and is within walking distance of the YMCA, Seymour elementary, middle, and high school.

original library building

The original facility was home to about 200 books and library materials.  Our library now offers in excess of 13,000 items for patrons to use, with access to over 5 million items through Missouri Evergreen Interlibrary loan.  The new library was built entirely through donations raised primarily in the Seymour community.  In 1993, Blaine Childress, a Seymour native, provided $300,000 to construct the library.  Ground was broken in October 1997 and the library was completed and open for business in August, 1998.

Featured at the library is a state of the art computer system with high speed T1 lines to deliver internet service to eight computers available for use in the library.  The card catalog is fully accessible from the computer with a searchable database.  

You will find offered not only books, but audio books, video, large print material, magazines, reference, and a children's section with a wide variety of materials.

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Read a full history of the Seymour Community Library here.

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