Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Take Your Child to the Library Day 2/4

Join us on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 10:00am – 3:00pm as we offer children’s programming all day. Come sample some of our most popular programs normally held during the week, stay for one activity or all.

Families can enjoy doing an independent craft together, and even go on a library scavenger hunt to win a prize. Also, children who sign up for a NEW library card get a free book to take home. Come see all the fun the Sidney Library has to offer on this special day!

  • LEGO Time: 10:00-11:00am
    • Make a LEGO masterpiece to put it in our display case.
  • Story Time and Craft: 11:00-11:45am
    • Come learn about the adventures of Pigeon.
  • Music for Munchkins: 1:00-1:45pm
    • Make some noise with musical instruments, then get active with some fun movement activities, we’ll finish off with parachute play.
  • PCC: 2:00-3:00pm
    • Our computer center will be open to play on our computers, tablets, and our Wii on the big screen.


Kids Movie Showing – 12/30

Come watch The Secret Life of Pets, an animated movie about what pets do while their owners are away. Join Max, Duke, and their neighbors as they go on an adventure in the city.

We will be showing the movie on the big screen in our Smart Community Room this Friday, December 30th, 2016 at 1pm. This movie is free to all. Check out the trailer below!


Time Changes to Children’s Programs


Effective January 1st, 2017, times will change for the following children’s storytimes and programs:

  • Preschool Storytime – 10:00am
  • Music for Munchkins – 11:00am
  • Preschool Tablet Time – 11:00am
  • Toddler Storytime – 10:00am
  • Baby Storytime – 11:00am
  • LEGO Jr – 11:00am

All classes will stay on the same day(s) – times are the only thing that will change. The full information can be found on our Children & Teens Page.


Come Watch Finding Dory 11/25

finding-doryThe day after Thanksgiving, come watch Finding Dory on the big screen! On Friday, November 25th 2016 at 1pm, we will show the well-known Pixar animated movie in our Smart Community Room.

The event is free to the public and families are welcome to bring snacks.

Check out the trailer below!


New After School Program Begins 9/8


School age kids are invited to join us after school on Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00pm for a new program called Afterschool Explorers. Kids will have fun with experiments, educational games, creative writing, arts & crafts, movement activities, and more.

Kids ages 5 and up are welcome.


Animal Adventure 8/24

The folks from Animal Adventure will come to the library on Wednesday, August 24th 2016 at 6:30pm for our final Family Entertainment program of the summer. Come learn about animals, see some up close, and maybe even touch one!



Movies for Kids 8/18 and 8/25

Free showings of children’s movies continue this summer. Join us at 1:00pm on the following dates:

You can watch the trailers below:


Yoga Fun for Kids 8/17

Yoga and stretching are excellent for bodies of all ages. Join us on Wednesday August 17th at 6:30pm as kids learn what yoga is all about. Please make sure each child brings their own mat or towel.


Amazing Bubble Man Visits 8/10

On August 10th 2016 at 6:30pm, the Amazing Bubble Man will visit the Sidney Library. Join us in the Smart Community Room for this free family event as you are entertained by bubbles, juggling, and an all-around good time.


Upcoming Kids Movie Screenings

As part of our summer movie series, we will show the following movies for kids:

As always, our movie screenings are free. Join us in our air-conditioned Smart Community Room with your child and feel free to bring a snack if you’d like.

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