Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Book Discussion Group to Meet 3/14

The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion on March 14, 2017 at 11:30am. This month the group will discuss the book The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis. All are welcome to attend!

You can see the group’s future reads on the Friends page of our website.


Unusual Perennials presentation 3/11

The Sidney Library will welcome Cornell Cooperative Extension / Broome Master Gardener Tony Antes on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:30am. His topic will be Unusual Perennials. If you are tired of the “same old” in perennials, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about some different plants that can be added to your garden to change it up a bit. Mr. Antes will also be available to answer any gardening questions.

This presentation is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!


Don’t Forget – All American Dinosaur Show 2/25

Don’t forget that this Saturday February 25, 2017 at 1:00pm is the All American Dinosaur Show! Come meet field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka and enjoy their show of fossils, puppets, and music in the Smart Community Room. All children and families are invited to this free event.


Movie Showing – Me Before You – 2/26


The Library Friends will be showing a free movie for all on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 1:30pm. Come watch Me Before You in the Smart Community Room. This movie is based on the popular book of the same name by Jojo Moyes.

Watch the trailer below:


Library Closed 2/20

Mountrushmore presidents

The Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 21st.


All American Dinosaur Show 2/25

Join us for an exciting event on February 25, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Smart Community Room. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will share fossils along with music, puppets, show & tell and a touch of magic in their All American Dinosaur Show. Mike and Roberta will feature Mr. Nixon, a Triceratops skull they discovered in 1996, as well as an Albertosaurus skull and other exciting artifacts.

Children and families are invited to this free event. We hope to see you there!


Featured Artist – Carl Houghton

Make sure to stop in to our Smart Community Room before the end of February to see artist Carl Houghton’s paintings. There are a variety of rural landscapes and still life acrylic paintings on display. Mr. Houghton, a New Berlin resident, has exhibited widely over the years and has won several awards for his work.


Winter Weather Closing Policy

snowflake winter

Just a friendly reminder that when the Sidney Central School District is closed due to weather (such as a snow day), the Sidney Memorial Public Library will open a little later in the morning, at 11am, and story time will be canceled. You can hear the list of school closings on local radio stations or by checking News10Now’s page.

If the weather is still bad, we will announce the library closing on WCDO.


Don’t Forget – Take Your Child to the Library Day 2/4

Don’t forget – we are taking part in Take Your Child to the Library Day and invite you to join us! Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 10:00am – 3:00pm is the big day – stop by for one event or all of them!

We will have Story Time, Also, children who sign up for a NEW library card get a free book to take home. Come see all the fun the Sidney Library has to offer on this special day!

  • LEGO Time: 10:00-11:00am
    • Make a LEGO masterpiece to put it in our display case.
  • Story Time and Craft: 11:00-11:45am
    • Come learn about the adventures of Pigeon.
  • Music for Munchkins: 1:00-1:45pm
    • Make some noise with musical instruments, then get active with some fun movement activities, we’ll finish off with parachute play.
  • PCC: 2:00-3:00pm
    • Our computer center will be open to play on our computers, tablets, and our Wii on the big screen.


Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their Annual Meeting at 2:30pm on February 1, 2017 in the Smart Community Room. The meeting is open to the public.

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