Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Summer Reading Program Ends 8/26

Kids who are keeping track of their reading on a Summer Reading Log and adults completing the Exercise Your Mind & Body Bingo sheets: please note that all logs/forms must be turned back in to the library by Friday August 26, 2016. Hand them in at the front desk for your chance to win!

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Reminder – Closed Sundays

Just a reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays during the summer, so this is in effect until after Labor Day. We hope you enjoy the nice weather!

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Library Groups – Summer Changes

Quick announcement: for the months of July and August, the following groups will not meet. They will resume normal meeting schedules in the fall.

  • Ancestry (genealogy) Group
  • Mah Jong
  • Quilting Group
  • Writers’ Group

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Library Closed 7/4

In honor of Independence Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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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 and branches. 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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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.

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Navigating Our Website

Many people stop by our library website to see articles on the main page, but there is a lot of information here. A few of the pages that change regularly are in the menu at the top of the page:

  • Kids / Teens – this shows a list of regular and special programs for kids, including story times.
  • Programs – this shows upcoming programs and art exhibits for adults.
  • Library Friends – this has information about movie showings, the monthly book club, and book sales sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. All are welcome to events sponsored by the Friends.

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Student Employment Available

The Sidney Library has some part-time positions opening soon for high school students.

Students must be available to work evenings and weekends throughout the year at the Sidney Memorial Public Library in downtown Sidney.

If you are interested and will have completed 10th grade by July 1, 2016, please stop by the library and
complete a student application. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.