Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

Children & Teens

Special Programs This Month

The Book of Life Movie Showing – Come join us on Tuesday 2/17 at 1:30pm to watch this fun animated movie. You can click here to watch the trailer on Youtube.

Get Your Game Face On – Kids in grades K-6 are invited to the Public Computing Center (PCC), downstairs in the Sidney Library, for some gaming fun on the Wii, along with board games and more. Join us Thursday 2/19 from 2-4pm.

Kids Craft Hour - The theme for craft time on Friday 2/20 at 1pm is buttons. Join us to make a button race car, bracelet, bookmark, or other fun button themed crafts!

Live Raptors Program – Are you interested in large birds such as owls, hawks, or falcons? Join us on Saturday 2/21 at 1pm to meet Trish Markl and see some of these birds up close. Trish works at the Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY and will talk about the birds’ habitats, behaviors, and much more. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.

Children’s Programs

Lego Time will offer preschool through school age children a chance to play and create with Legos. Join Linda on Wednesday 1/21 from 4:00 – 5:00pm for some Lego fun. We will have Legos available for kids to enjoy while visiting the library!

Music for Munchkins will be at 10:30am on Tuesday 2/3, and Thursday 2/19.  If you are between the ages of 0-5 years old, come join Erin as she lets you explore instruments, sing songs and finish off with parachute play.  It’s a good way for kids to express themselves and have some fun!

Pre-K Tech is a program run by Erin at 10:30am on Thursday 1/29, Tuesday 2/10, and Thursday 2/26. This fun program is where young ones can get an educational experience with some of the technology in the library.

Kids Club is for kids in grades K-6, who are interested in joining us for games, crafts, team challenges, and more. New members are always welcome and we will meet Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Story Time Programs

Family Story Time is a new program offered every first Saturday of the month, unless otherwise stated. Erin will offer a Saturday story time for families who are busy during the week. This month’s Family Story Time will be held Saturday, 2/7 at 10am.

PJ Story Time - join Linda on Wednesdays 2/4 & 2/18 at 6:30pm for this fun evening program. You can wear your jammies – Linda does!

Toddler Story Time is for those 18 months to about 3 years old. We sing songs and read books. It is on Fridays from 9:30 – 10:00am. The stories are short to appeal to their attention spans.

Preschool Story Time is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:15amWe also have a new addition of Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 1:30pm, which will have the same theme as our Tuesday story time. We have a theme with our books, then make a craft project to tie it all together. Every session is different, so feel free to come to both. This is for children who are getting ready for preschool or kindergarten.

Baby and Me is a story time program for babies 0-15 months, held every Thursday at 9:30am (formerly known as the Lap Sit program). Join us for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, and more!

*We do not have a sign up for these programs – just show up for some fun.  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 will meet Saturday 2/14. They meet every 2nd Saturday of the month @ 1- 3 p.m in the Smart Community Room. Participants bring their most recent Lego creation to show to others.