Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Meet Author Avi 5/12

The Sidney Library is extremely excited to host award winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm. Avi has written dozens of books for younger and middle grades including the well-known True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He will be speaking here in our Smart Community Room.

Avi will entertain with readings of his work, discuss his writing life and how some of his characters came to be, and finish off with a book-signing. We will also have copies of several of his books available for sale for $5-$10, including his newest book Catch You Later, Traitor.

We encourage you to click here to see the official flier for the event and share it with your friends!

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Book Sale – 4/23 to 4/25

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 dates:

  • Thursday 4/23, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 4/24, 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 4/25, 10:00am – 1:00pm

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

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Children’s Program Changes

If you enjoy attending one of our many children’s programs, or would like to start, please be aware of the recent changes that have been made. You can find all updated descriptions on the Children & Teens page of the library website, or pick up a copy of the kids’ calendar (with notes on the back) at our circulation desk.

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Library Stats for 2014

A big thanks goes out to YOU – our patrons. You stopped in more than 50,000 times to the Sidney, Sidney Center, and Masonville libraries to borrow books, rent DVD’s, play with puppets, or attend one of our 497 different programs in 2014.

For a small town we are proud to offer a variety of children’s, young adult, and adult books – both fiction and non-fiction. Last year you borrowed over 93,000 books, and this year we hope there will be even more books circulated.

We love getting to know you and your families, and helping you save money by borrowing our library books and DVD’s for free.

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Books on Display – Fiction

Looking for something different to read? The Sidney Library features displays on the ends of the aisles that are handpicked by our staff.

Current fiction endcap displays include:

  • Paperbacks
  • Classic Literature
  • Winter Reads
  • Armchair Escapes
  • Stories for Quilters / Sewers
  • Magic & Fantasy Novels
  • Short Story Collections

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Library Book Sale 10/9-11

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The Sidney Library is holding their big book sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 9-11 in the Smart Community Room. If you’re interested in buying books of any genre, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS tapes, or magazines, stop by! The times are:

  • Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks goes out to the Friends of the Libraries for running this wonderful event.

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Mad Scientist Book Club 7/10

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Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm will be the first adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The first topic is mad scientists, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of mad scientist related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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National Preservation Week 4/27

Next week, April 27th – May 3rd, is National Preservation Week, which takes time to recognize the importance of libraries and other institutions when it comes to preserving books, manuscripts, films, maps, and artwork.

Last year, the Sidney Library and Sidney Historical Association collaborated to digitize the following local newspapers: The Sidney Record, The Sidney Enterprise, and the Tri-Town News. Click the graphic above to view the archives.

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Spring Book Sale 4/10-4/12

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The Friends of the Libraries are holding their big book sale April 10-12. This is held in the Smart Community Room and offers hardcover and softcover books, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines for sale.

The hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 10th: 6 – 8pm
  • Friday, April 11th: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 12th: 10am – 1pm

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Children’s Programs This Week

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In addition to our weekly children’s programs, we will have the following bi-weekly events this week:

  • PJ Story Time – Wed. March 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Music For Munchkins – Thurs. March 6th at 10:30am.

Also, Dr. Seuss‘s birthday is this week so we will be honoring him by reading The Cat in the Hat, one of his most popular stories. We hope you can join us!