Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Jungle Mural Celebration – Thurs 6/5


a sample of Ms. Gatto’s completed mural

Sidney High School student Rosie Gatto recently completed her jungle themed mural in the children’s area of the Sidney Library. She worked over the year to paint this mural, which also helped her earn her Gold Award in Girl Scouts, the highest award available.

To recognize Ms. Gatto’s hard work and the completion of this project, we invite kids to join us at the Sidney Library at 4pm on Thursday June 5th for a celebration.


Spring Book Sale 4/10-4/12


The Friends of the Libraries are holding their big book sale April 10-12. This is held in the Smart Community Room and offers hardcover and softcover books, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines for sale.

The hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 10th: 6 – 8pm
  • Friday, April 11th: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 12th: 10am – 1pm


Community Game Day 3/29


A game day, open to the community, will take place on Saturday March 29th at 11:45 am. It is described as an afternoon of games, puzzles, and light refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Feel free to bring a board game you’d like to play or join in with others.


Community Game Day

scrabble board game

There will be a Community Game Day this Saturday, January 18th from 12:00 – 3:30pm in our Smart Community Room. Bring your family down to the library for board games and puzzles. You can bring your own family-friendly games, or play one of the games provided.


Electronic Recycling Event Rescheduled

We had to cancel our October 19th Electronic Recycling Event because the company we were working with closed down. However, we have found a new partner and will be holding an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

During those hours you may drop off your old and outdated electronics for simple and responsible recycling.

Items we will accept:

  • Computers
  • Mice/Keyboard
  • Laptops
  • Speakers
  • Webcams
  • Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Printer/Scanner
  • Copiers/Fax machines
  • Servers
  • Cell phones
  • Gaming devices
  • Small appliances
  • Cables
  • Hard drives
  • Memory
  • VCR/DVD/CD players

Items we will not accept:

  • Air conditioners
  • Refrigerators
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Thermostats
  • Household chemicals


Electronic Recycling Day cancelled

Unfortunately, the company we were using for our Electronic Recycling Day later this month is closing it’s doors. That means we have to cancel our event. If we can find another company to work with, we will try to set up another event in the near future. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Hawkeye Program

The Sidney Library welcomes Andy Mason of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th. Mr. Mason will give a presentation on the Franklin Mountain Hawkwatch in Oneonta. The hawkwatch is one of New York’s premier fall site for raptor migration, annually tallying 3000-5000 hawks of 15 different species. The various species of hawks, falcons, and eagles which pass the site will be detailed, including Golden Eagles. The public is invited to attend this free program.


Percussion Workshop & Jazz Trio Performance Aug 6th

Percussion Workshop

The Sidney Library will host a Percussion Workshop from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.  Folks between the ages of 11 and 17 are invited to attend this outstanding workshop by local jazz musician, Marcel Smith.  Get a  free percussion lesson, maybe even play some music, and most of all have fun.  Get the beat!  Register in person at the library, on-line at (click on the class registration  link), or call 563-1200.

Jazz Trio Performance

If marcelsmithyou like Jazz you won’t want to miss this outstanding performance by local jazz musicians at 6:30 p.m. on August 6th.  The Marcel Smith Trio will perform in our Smart Community Room.  Mr. Smith, on drums, will be joined by Chris Bakriges on piano and Rich Mollin on Bass to create some amazing sounds for your listening pleasure.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, attendance is free for this one-of-a-kind musical treat. Don’t miss the music at the library.