Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Library Closed 11/26

The Sidney Library will close at 3pm on Wednesday November 25th and be closed on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Friday.


Library Closed 11/11

In observance of Veterans’ Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Thursday.


Fine Forgiveness Week of 11/1

November 1 – 7, 2015 is Fine Forgiveness week at the Sidney Library. Bring in non-perishable food items (one per overdue fine) and your fines will be forgiven. Please note that we can only forgive fines on Sidney Library books and media.

All donations will be given to the local food pantry. Examples of non-perishables include cereal, pasta, canned soup, canned tuna, or peanut butter. You can also click here, which lists items most needed at food pantries. This is a great way to take care of your library fines while helping your community!


Clubs at the Library

The Sidney Library isn’t just for books. We also host several clubs that are open to anyone interested. All clubs meet in our Smart Community Room.

  • Writers’ Group – 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30pm
  • Quilting Group – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1-3pm
  • Book Club, hosted by the Library Friends – 3rd Tuesday at 11:30am
  • Ancestry / Genealogy Club – 4th Wednesday at 6pm

Stop by and see what our clubs are all about!


Closed Columbus Day 10/12

In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 13th.


Try Our New Piano

The public is welcome to try out our recently donated Chickering and Sons baby grand piano. It is located in the Smart Community Room and is open to anyone who reads and signs our Piano Use Policy (located at the circulation desk). Just check in with a staff member to make sure the piano is available.

Thanks to Hugh Thornton for this generous donation.


Sunday Hours Resume 9/13

Beginning this Sunday, September 13th 2015, the Sidney Library will resume its normal Sunday hours. We will be open on Sundays from 1-4pm.


Library Closed – Monday 9/7

In observance of Labor Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, September  7, 2015. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.


Library Closed 7/4

In observance of Independence Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th 2015. (Don’t forget – we are also closed on Sundays in July & August.) We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th.


Closed Sundays This Summer

Just a reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays in the summertime. On weekends we will only be open on Saturdays. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.