Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


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!


Free Kids Movie on the Big Screen – Tues 2/17

Are you looking for something to do with your kids next week, when schools are on vacation?

The Sidney Library will have a variety of activities for kids next week.The first event is a free showing of the recent kids’ movie The Book of Life on Tuesday 2/17 at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room on the big screen. You can click here to read about the movie, or watch the trailer below.

To see the entire list of events, please check out our Children & Teens page.)


Papercutting Workshop with Local Artist 2/7

Were you impressed by the cut paper artwork of Shannon Delany and would like to learn more about it? On Saturday Feb. 7th at 10am, Ms. Delany is hosting a workshop on the papercutting process. You can learn to make a beautiful cut paper heart or Celtic knot.

Please note:

  • This workshop has a materials fee of $10 which must be paid when you register.
  • Participants must bring both manicure and standard scissors.

You can sign up at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!


Halloween Fun For Kids 10/24


The Sidney Library staff have planned a fun afternoon of Halloween activities for kids on Friday, October 24th. We invite families to join us for one or more of the following events:

All activities are free and popcorn will be provided. We hope you will join us, and feel free to wear your Halloween costume!


Come Watch Dead Poets’ Society 9/28

The Friends of the Libraries restart their monthly movie event this Sunday, September 28th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This month’s movie is Dead Poets’ Society featuring Robin Williams and is free and open to the public.

We hope you will join us for this classic film. You can view the original trailer below:



Jazz Performance – Sunday 5/18


Miles Ahead Jazz Quartet, a talented group of musicians from the Binghamton music scene, will be performing in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room on Sunday May 18th at 1:30pm. We are excited to be hosting them and hope you will join us!

If you are interested, click here to hear a sample of their music – it will automatically play once the website loads.


Community Game Day 3/29


A game day, open to the community, will take place on Saturday March 29th at 11:45 am. It is described as an afternoon of games, puzzles, and light refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Feel free to bring a board game you’d like to play or join in with others.


Recycling Update


In December, the Sidney Library held an electronics recycling event. We recently received the results and wanted to share them with you. Through this event, we recycled:

  • 63 computers (1295 lbs)
  • 79 TVs (4116 lbs)
  • 61 computer monitors (1659 lbs)
  • 3040 lbs in other electronics

The total weight recycled was over 10,000 lbs! These items will be recycled properly, thanks to REACT. We are glad we could provide this service to the community and will be sure to let you know if we hold another event soon.


Celebrate The Beatles – Part 1 on 2/5


Local Beatles enthusiast Dave Hawley will be presenting his first of two Beatles-themed events at the Sidney Library this month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “British Invasion”. At 7:00pm on Wednesday February 5th in the Smart Community Room, Dave will show¬†The Beatles: the First US Visit, a day-by-day look at the Beatles’ first tour in the USA. Beatles fans, you would not want to miss this opportunity to watch them on the big screen.



Photography Club to Meet 2/3

The newly formed Photography Club, organized by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet for the first time this Monday, February 3rd at 6:00pm in the Smart Community Room. If you have an interest in learning more about your camera, please come. This group is free to the public. Don’t forget to bring your camera!