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What's New At Baylor County Free Library?? The Children's Summer Reading Program will be from June 1, 2021 through June 28, 2021. All Children from ages 1 - 99 are invited to attend.


"Summer Reading Program Begins June 1, 2021

The annual Summer Reading Program at the Baylor County Free Library will begin on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, with a kick-off signup from 10  a.m. to 12 p.m. This year the theme is “Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales from Past to Present.”  The first 50 children who sign up will receive a "goody bag" bookmark, pencil and schedule of events, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and Library.

The Summer Reading program will be like last year.  All reading logs will be kept in a binder at the librarian’s desk.  Participants will need to log in the binder each time they come into the library with number of pages read.  All readers are encouraged to check out books from the library.  There will be a prize for the most pages ready during the program.

“Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales from Past to Present” will begin on June 1 and last until June 28th.  Participants reading at least three books will be eligible for prizes. All ages from infant through adult are encouraged to participate.

Every Monday throughout the summer, the library will host “Snack and Pack Mondays” at 10:00 am. Craft Day will be on Tuesdays from 10:00 - 12:00 am and students will be able to take a craft home with them.  Story Time will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 - 12:00, from someone dressed in the character of the book.   Every Thursday, there will be movies shown on the television. 

During the summer, the library is open: Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All are welcome to come in and check out the Summer Reading Program, as well as all of the new books and materials.

Complete summer schedules are available on the library’s website at, or on the library’s Facebook page, or drop by for a copy. Library programs are available to all patrons at no cost. For more information on library programs or the Summer Reading Program, call the library at 940-889-2007.

The Friend of the Library are a big part of supporting the Baylor County Library. Their purpose is to promote the continued existence and effectiveness of the Baylor County Free Library to the community, to promote the Library as a vital informational, cultural, educational, and recreational asset to the community and surrounding areas, to assist the Library with volunteer services when needed, to raise funds when possible to supplement special items that are not provided by the Library budget and to be an organization for alumni, faculty, students and friends to unite in support of the library.

Our History

Mrs. J.M. Roach, one of the founding members of the Pierian Club, was the first to suggest buying books and establishing a library. This was started on a small scale in 1912. Through many years and many moves, the library was kept open two afternoons a week by the membership. New books were secured through donations or purchased with library dues and fines. From 1933-1936, a librarian's salary was available through the Works Progress Administration (WPA). When this terminated, the Chamber of Commerce came to the rescue and paid the librarian's salary for a while.

In 1950 the Pierian Club library became the Baylor County Free Library, through the combined efforts of Mrs. Lincoln Burns, Mrs. J.M. Edwards, members of the County and State Aid to Libraries Boards, the County Judge and the Commissioner's Court for Baylor County.

The Friends of the Seymour Library group was formed in 1969 to assist the library financially as well as through volunteering and programming.

Please join Friends of the Library to assist with the Library and all of it

I know that the Baylor County Library is a source of pride for our community. Our Friends group is a source of pride as well. I hope this week everyone will call or visit the library to find out how they can join and support this outstanding group.