Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Book Club to Meet 4/19

The Friends of the Libraries host a monthly book discussion group – all are welcome! This month’s read is titled A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. We hope you will stop by for the meeting in our Smart Community Room on Thursday, April 28th 2016 at 1:00pm.

Future book club titles are listed on the Friends page.


Student Employment Available

The Sidney Library has some part-time positions opening soon for high school students.

Students must be available to work evenings and weekends throughout the year at the Sidney Memorial Public Library in downtown Sidney.

If you are interested and will have completed 10th grade by July 1, 2016, please stop by the library and
complete a student application. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2016.


Big Book Sale 4/14 – 4/16

The much-anticipated library book sale is coming soon! Our spring sale will be held April 14 – 16, 2016 in the Smart Community Room. Come browse the wide variety of books, magazines, and other items that will be sold at very reasonable prices. The hours are:

  • Thursday April 14th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday April 15th, 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday April 16th, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Hope to see you there!


Celebrate National Library Week 4/10-4/16

IMG_3477Next week is National Library Week. As you know, libraries are amazing resources for those who want to read books, watch movies, or simply use the internet for free. However, many people do not have a library card. We ask that you encourage your friends to come visit us and get their own library card so they will have access to these great resources too.

As a thank you to our wonderful patrons, the Friends of the Libraries have purchased sturdy card holders (above). These will be given out during National Library Week. Supplies are limited.


Book It To the Beach 4/6

Families are invited to a fun activity on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in our Smart Community Room.

Why wait ’til Spring Break? Put on your flip-flops, grab your sunglasses, and come to the library for some beach-time fun! We will have story time with some beach-themed books. Then kids will have time to make sand art, dig for buried treasure, and do a craft activity.

Don’t forget to bring a towel to sit on!


Free Movie Showing 4/3

We will be showing the movie The Rewrite on the big screen soon. The Friends of the Libraries is sponsoring this free movie showing on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 1:30pm in our Smart Community Room. The movie features Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and is set in Binghamton! You can watch the trailer below.


Library Closed 3/27

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Sidney Library will be closed on Sunday, March 27th 2016. We will resume normal hours on Monday.


Seed Swap 2016

The Sidney Library is excited to be part of the county wide Seed Swap program again this year. Look for the small wooden card catalog near our main desk.

We have a small variety of seeds to start off the program. Bring in your old seeds (from 2015) or leftovers from this spring’s planting. Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are all welcome. See what’s here, and help yourself to a few seeds for your own garden.


Greeting Card Workshop 3/19

Would you like to make your own greeting cards? Join us for a greeting card workshop on Saturday March 19th 2016 at 10am. For a materials fee of $5, you will make five all-occasion cards of your choice.

Registration is required. You can sign up online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s circulation desk.


Book Club to Meet 3/15

Our local book discussion group is hosted by the Friends of the Libraries and is open to all. They will meet to discuss The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman on Tuesday March 15th 2016 at 11:30am.

If you are interested, you can see future book club picks on the Friends page. Copies of books are available at our main desk.