Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Changes to Fines

Beginning July 1st 2016, DVD and video overdue fees will be $1.00 per day at the Sidney Library. Other fines remain the same (10 cents for most items).

Our other policies regarding overdues and fine remains the same: Library privileges will be revoked for any patrons having overdue materials. Patrons will be restricted from borrowing library materials and logging onto the public computers. Privileges are restored when materials are returned and fines are paid.

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Meeting Room Policy Changes

Effective July 1st 2016, the policy for using our Smart Community Room will change. You can click here to download and read the new policy. It is also available on our website under Services > Smart Community Room.

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Summer Fun at the Library

Here are some exciting new activities we will host this summer:

  • Tuesdays @ 6:00pmTeen Tuesdays, an hour long program for teens going into grades 7-12
  • Wednesdays @ 6:30pm – free family entertainment programs, including special guests
  • Thursdays @ 1:00pm – family movies in our air conditioned Smart Community Room
  • Thursday @ 3:00pmKids Make & Take, an hour long hands-on program for kids ages 5-12
    • Check out the online calendar for each week’s activity!
    • (This time is different than what is listed in the newsletter)

Click here to download the summer flier.

All events are free. Register soon – Kids Make & Take and Teen Tuesdays are limited to 25 spaces each.

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Genealogy Class 6/27

Use technology to research your family history! Our technology class on Monday, June 27th at 1:00pm will introduce you to Ancestry.com’s research, and how to use their special Library Edition to access free clues about your heritage.

This class is free but registration is required. Register online, in person at the Sidney Library main desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Book Club to Meet 6/21

The Friends of the Libraries are hosting their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday, June 21st at 11:30am in our Smart Community Room. June’s book selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.

All are welcome to participate in the book discussion. We hope you will join us!

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Meet the Author 6/12

Susan Moger, author of historical fiction novel Of Better Blood, will be at the Sidney Library on Sunday, June 12th 2016 from 1:30 – 3:00pm. This young adult novel is set in the 1920’s and addresses the racial purity movement of the time period when people with disabilities were ostracized.

We hope you will join us to hear from Ms. Moger! This event is free and open to the public.

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Microsoft Word Class 6/16

Have you used Microsoft Word before, but would like to learn tricks to make it easier? Perhaps you would like to learn better ways to edit and format your documents. If so, join us for a class in our Public Computing Center (PCC) on Thursday, June 16th at 4pm. Our class on Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks will help you feel more comfortable using Word.

This class is free but registration is required, and participants should have a little experience using Microsoft Word. This is not an introductory class.

Register online, in person at the Sidney Library main desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Art Exhibit

Through the end of June, come and view the wonderful work of Hope Thurlby. Ms. Thurlby’s watercolors are on display in our Smart Community Room anytime the library is open. Her experience in viking archaeology and working at several museums has influenced her work. We hope you will stop by!

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Library Closing 5/30

In observance of Memorial Day, the Sidney Memorial Public Library and branches will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2016. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Library Budget Vote 5/17

Sidney residents, please note: the 2016-2017 Sidney Memorial Public Library budget will be put to a vote on Tuesday, May 17th 2016. We encourage you to cast your vote!

Voting takes place at the Sidney High School. According to the Sidney CSD website, polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.