Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Try Our New Piano

The public is welcome to try out our recently donated Chickering and Sons baby grand piano. It is located in the Smart Community Room and is open to anyone who reads and signs our Piano Use Policy (located at the circulation desk). Just check in with a staff member to make sure the piano is available.

Thanks to Hugh Thornton for this generous donation.


Open Hours for September

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 the rest of September are hosted from 4 – 6pm on

  • September 16th, 2015
  • September 23rd, 2015


Book Discussion Group to Meet 9/15

The Friends of the Libraries are hosting their book discussion group on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:30am. This month’s book is Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin and all are welcome to join.

To see what books will be discussed in future months, please visit the Friends of the Libraries page on our website. Multiple copies of the book club book are available at our circulation desk.


Sunday Hours Resume 9/13

Beginning this Sunday, September 13th 2015, the Sidney Library will resume its normal Sunday hours. We will be open on Sundays from 1-4pm.


Learn About Podcasts 9/14

Do you enjoy listening to stories? Consider joining us for our Podcasts computer class on Monday September 14, 2015 at 4pm in our Public Computing Center.

Podcasts are radio shows that you can download and listen to at your leisure. There are podcasts on a variety of subjects – entertainment, economics, politics, spirituality, and comedy are just a few. For example, if you like the popular radio show This American Life, you can subscribe to its podcast and listen to it when you have time. Many enjoy them while doing chores or driving to work. We will teach you how to download podcasts onto your phone or device and how to find podcasts you will like.

There are still a few spaces left in this class, but signup is required. Please call the Sidney Library (563-1200), register in person, or complete the registation online.


Quilting Group to Resume

Do you enjoy quilting? Would you like to connect with other area quilters? The Sidney Library’s quilting group will resume their biweekly meetings beginning in September. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the community room. All are welcome to join beginning on Tuesday September 8th, 2015 from 1 – 4pm. Be sure to bring your sewing machine!


Library Closed – Monday 9/7

In observance of Labor Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, September  7, 2015. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.


Small Book Sales Coming Soon

While you are waiting for the big library book sale coming this October, we hope you will stop by our smaller ‘a-la-carte’ sales held in the main area of the library. The two upcoming a-la-carte sales will be from 10am – noon on:

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015


Changes to Children’s Programs

Our staff has been hard at work making updates to our offering of children’s programs here at the Sidney Library. If you bring children for story time or Lego time, be sure to check the dates and times, available:


Ancestry Class 9/4

Back by popular demand, our Ancestry class on genealogy research is being taught again on Friday September 4, 2015 at noon. If you would like to learn about and how to do family history research for free, be sure to join us. As with all our computer classes, it is free but registration is required.

This class fills up very quickly so be sure to register soon – online, in person at the circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200.