Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

Children & Teens

Special Programs This Month

An Afternoon of Fall FunThursday October 8th, 2 – 4pm. Our staff will celebrate fall with crafts, read-aloud stories, and the short movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!. Cider and donuts will be served for the movie. This event is free but registration is required – click here to register online, or call us at 563-1200.

Children’s Programs – lots of changes, so be sure to read carefully.

Lego Time is every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5pm. Join others as we have fun building with the library’s LEGO collection. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for purchasing them! We display your LEGO creations in the case in the children’s room for all to see until the next LEGO time. This is for all ages – preschool through school age.

Preschool Lego Time is every Friday from 10:30 – 11am. Stay after story time and have fun with our LEGOs. This is a special time for only preschoolers.

Music for Munchkins will be at 10:30am on Tuesdays 9/1 and 9/15.  It is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month in our Smart Community Room. This program is for children up to age 5. We’ll have fun with musical instruments, songs, movement activities, and finish off with some parachute play.

Pre-K Tech is a program for ages 2-5 at 10:30am on Tuesdays 9/8 and 9/22. This fun program is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from in our Public Computing Center. This program is for children up to age 5. We’ll have fun playing on our iPads and on educational websites for children.

Kids Club is for kids ages 5 and up who are interested in joining us for games, crafts, Minecraft, and more. New members are always welcome and we will meet every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5pm. This club meets in the Public Computing Center.

Story Time Programs

Toddler Story Time is on Thursdays at 9:30am. This story time is for toddlers 15 months to about age 3. We’ll read a few books, sing songs, and usually do a hands-on activity. This program is about 30 minutes.

Preschool Story Time is being offered on Tuesdays at 9:30am and Fridays at 9:30am. This is for the 3-5 year old and an adult. We sing a few songs, read several books on a theme and then make a craft that relates to the theme. Both days are different so come to both if you wish.

Baby & Me is held on Thursdays at 10:30am. This story time is for babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Join us for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, and more! This program lasts about 20 minutes.

Twilight Tales – is held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. We sing a few songs and read a few stories. It is only a half an hour so we won’t keep the kids up too late.

*We do not have a sign up for these programs – just show up.  All of our story times require the parent/caregiver to be present. Moms, dads, and other caregivers have enjoyed the experience and we encourage you to  stop by. 

Programs for Middle & High School Students

Lego Club meets every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m in the Smart Community Room. Participants bring their most recent Lego creation to show to others.