As of Aug. 25, 2014, the History Room will be open Mondays 3 to 7 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but Wednesday hours may be limited. Please call ahead to make sure someone will be available to help you if you plan to visit on a Wednesday.
Seymour Library's History Room is a treasure trove of information and curiosities, and now it's easier than ever to find out what's new there. Visit the History Room's new Facebook page and get regular updates on additions to the collection, upcoming events and tidbits of history.
Starting this month, everyone in Cayuga County with a library card will have access to an easy-to-use device that can help cut energy use - and energy bills.
Thanks to a grant from the Cayuga Community Fund, Seymour Library has purchased 10 Kill A Watt EZ power meters. The meter plugs into an electrical outlet, measures the energy use of any appliance or device that is plugged into it, and shows the cost of the energy consumed. The devices are available to anyone with a library card at any library in Cayuga County. They may be borrowed just the same as a book, and can be checked out for three weeks. The meters are listed in the online catalog as "Kill a Watt electricity usage monitor"; use all or a few words of that term to find and place a hold on one.
The library also has purchased a number of new books on sustainability, covering such subjects as gardening, housing and energy conservation. The collection is being shared among all of the county libraries. A full list of books is available here.
Grants information Seymour Library is no longer a Foundation Center member, but you can find information about grants at the Finger Lakes Grants Information Center, located in downtown Auburn, by clicking on the link above.