Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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:

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Moreland the Magician 8/19

Do you love magic? Join us for the final Family Entertainment program of the summer – Moreland the Magician will be here at the library on Wednesday August 19th, 2015 at 6:30pm. He will perform in our Smart Community Room and is sure to wow your family.

Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.

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Tall Tale Heroes Program on 7/29

Our Family Entertainment program is an exciting one. On Wednesday, July 29th 2015 at 6:30pm, we will learn about Tall Tales through storytelling and other fun activities. Come listen to stories and create your own tall tale. Don’t miss this fun event!

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Super Hero Academy for Kids 7/15

The family entertainment for next week is Super Hero Academy for kids. Bring your little ones to the Smart Community Room on Wednesday July 15th, 2015 at 6:30pm, where they will create their own superhero costume (and one for their ‘sidekick’ if they bring a stuffed animal), complete an obstacle course, and get an official superhero certificate.

Don’t forget to keep reading. Bring in your completed summer reading logs to earn free books!

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Kids Club

Kids Club is a program for children ages 5 and up. Kids are given time to try educational games on our iPads, try out the game Minecraft, and do crafts. We meet in the Sidney Library’s PCC (Public Computing Center) every Tuesday. This summer we will be there from 3 – 5pm each week.

To see what we have planned for Kids Club this summer, click here to download the 2015 Summer brochure. If you’re interested in robotics, learning to draw comics, or tie-dyeing your own t-shirt, we hope you will join us!

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Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids – 7/1

Our first Family Entertainment activity of the summer is a scavenger hunt for kids on Wednesday July 1st, 2015 at 6:30pm. Kids can follow clues to explore all the library has to offer. Join us as we begin the event in our Smart Community Room and branch out all throughout the library. We hope to see you there!

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Children’s Program Reminders

We have a variety of library programs available for young children. Here are just a few:

  • Music for Munchkins gives children ages 2-5 time to explore instruments, sing songs, and finish off with parachute play.
  • Pre-K Tech gives young ones an educational experience with some of the technology in the library, including fun and educational apps and websites.
  • Lego Time offers preschool through school age children a chance to play and create with Legos.

You can find complete program descriptions and dates on our Children & Teens page on the website.

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Reminder – Meet the Author 5/12

We are so excited to host Newbery award-winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. We hope you will join us for this free event. You can read more about the event by clicking here.

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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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Game Day for Kids Thurs 2/19

The second special children’s event we have during school vacation week is a game day for kids called Get Your Game Face On. Join us on Thursday 2/19 from 2-4pm. We will be hanging out and having some fun on the Wii, playing board games, and will have other activities available too. When you get to the library, come downstairs to our Public Computing Center and get ready to have a good time!