Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Clubs at the Library

The Sidney Library isn’t just for books. We also host several clubs that are open to anyone interested. All clubs meet in our Smart Community Room.

  • Writers’ Group – 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30pm
  • Quilting Group – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1-3pm
  • Book Club, hosted by the Library Friends – 3rd Tuesday at 11:30am
  • Ancestry / Genealogy Club – 4th Wednesday at 6pm

Stop by and see what our clubs are all about!


Free Movie Showing 10/25

This Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:30pm we will be showing the movie McFarland USA. This sports movie focuses on the making of a high school cross-country running team and features Kevin Costner. You can view the trailer below.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for hosting this event.



Photo Tech Class 10/26

Want to find out how to transfer your digital photos so you can share or print them? Attend our free tech class on  Monday October 26th, 2015 at 4pm. You will also get suggestions for photo apps. Be sure to bring your smartphone so you can try it for yourself!

The Free Your Photos class is open to the first ten people who register, either online, in person, or by calling us at 563-1200.


Book Club to Meet 10/20

The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 11:30am. This month’s book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This historical fiction is set during World War II and was the recipient of the 2014 Goodreads Readers’ Choice award. Anyone is welcome to join – come see what book club is all about!

To see future Book Club books, visit the Library Friends page.


October Artwork on Display

Meg Anderson Argo, whose artwork is being featured in the Smart Community Room during September and October, will display her collection of fire drawings. Ms. Anderson Argo is a NYS Fire Investigator and has put together this display to honor local fire departments, since October is Fire Prevention Month. We encourage you to stop by and view the artwork anytime the library is open.


Closed Columbus Day 10/12

In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 13th.


Book Sale – 10/15 – 10/17

Our big book sale is coming up this week. This is a three day sale featuring books, movies, magazines, and more at extremely low prices. Come join us in the Smart Community Room on the following Fall 2015 dates:

  • Thursday 10/15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 10/16, 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10/17, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for running this event.


Facebook Class 10/8

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held on Thursday October 8th at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!


Fall Fun for Kids on 10/8

Looking for something fun to do next Thursday October 8th from 2 – 4pm? Since Sidney Central School has a half-day, we will be hosting our fall fun event for children of all ages. Our staff will have crafts, read-aloud stories, and the short movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!. We will have cider and donuts for you to enjoy during the movie.

This event is free but registration is required. Please click here to register online or call us at 563-1200 and save your spot today!


Open Hours for October

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for October are hosted on:

  • Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 6pm