Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


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.¬†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.


Ancestry Club Change

Beginning this month, our Ancestry / Genealogy Club will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm. (It used to be on Wednesdays.)


Artwork on Display

artThe artwork of father-daughter duo Ben Shaw and Maria Newell will be on display for the months through December. Ben’s work focuses on old barns and covered bridges, while Maria’s work highlights her time spent in Kenya. Between the two artists, a variety of styles, subject matter, and media will be on display. Come see the work in our Smart Community Room anytime the library is open.


Movie Showing – Joy – 11/27

joyThe Library Friends will be showing a free movie for all on Sunday, November 27th at 1:30pm. Come watch Joy in the Smart Community Room and see Jennifer Lawrence push the boundaries of business and marketing with her new invention. This movie, released in 2015, is based on a true story.

Watch the trailer below:


Library Closed 11/21


Due to the weather, the SIdney Library is closed today – Monday, November 21st, 2016. Stay safe and we hope to see you tomorrow!


Library Closed for Thanksgiving


The Sidney Library will have the following changes to its schedule in observance of Thanksgiving:

  • The library will close early, at 3pm, on Wednesday November 23rd, 2016.
  • The library will be closed Thursday, November 24th, 2016.

We will resume normal hours on Friday.


Come Watch Finding Dory 11/25

finding-doryThe day after Thanksgiving, come watch Finding Dory on the big screen! On Friday, November 25th 2016 at 1pm, we will show the well-known Pixar animated movie in our Smart Community Room.

The event is free to the public and families are welcome to bring snacks.

Check out the trailer below!


Wood Carvings on Display


chickadee-wood-carvingHave you seen the wood carvings by local artisan Dennis Heath? Our front entryway’s display cases house several of Heath’s works. There are a variety of beautifully carved animals to see.


Closed for Veterans Day


The Sidney Library and branches will be closed Friday November 11th, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day. We will resume normal hours on Saturday the 12th.



Book Club to Meet 11/15


The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room. This month’s book is Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford. All are welcome to participate; copies of the book are available at the Sidney Library’s circulation desk.

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