Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

Children & Teens

Children’s Programs

SPECIAL – Polar Express Movie Showing & Model Train Program – This event will be on Saturday, December 6th at 12:30pm in the Smart Community Room. We will show the movie Polar Express in the Smart Community Room, and you can see Mr. Neumann’s genuine Lionel “Polar Express” brand O Gauge electric train running around its track, through a tunnel, and over a girder bridge. You can also feel free to stop in and chat with John about trains. For kids and adults alike, this program is sure to make you smile.

SPECIAL – How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Showing - This movie will be shown on the big screen in the Smart Community Room on Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm. The movie is rated G and is 100 minutes long. Don’t miss it!

SPECIAL – Holiday Craft Project – Are you interested in making an ornament for your Christmas tree, or to give as a gift? Join us on Monday, December 22nd from 2-3pm for this special craft project.

Lego Time will offer preschool through school age children a chance to play and create with Legos. Join Linda on Wednesday Dec. 3rd and Dec. 17th 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 on Thursday Dec 11th and Tuesday Dec. 23rd at 10:30am.  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 on Tuesday Dec. 2nd and Thursday Dec. 18th at 10:30am. 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. 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, Dec 20th at 10am.

PJ Story Time - join Linda on Wednesdays Dec. 3rd and Dec. 17th 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.

Lap Sit is a story time program every Thursday at 9:30am.

*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

SPECIAL – Library Photobooth – You are invited to come strike a pose in our library photobooth. This event will be held in the Smart Community Room from 1-2pm on Friday, November 28th (the day after Thanksgiving). We will have fun props for you to use, and you can bring your phone or tablet to take pictures too.

SPECIAL – Get Your Game Face On - School age kids 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 Friday, January 2nd from 2-4pm.

Lego Club will meet Saturday Dec. 13th. 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.