Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Nutrition Workshops Continue

Our nutrition workshops continue through the end of February. The Healthy Children Healthy Families series of workshops is every Wednesday night from 6 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Stop by and get some healthy snack and meal ideas, and learn about games and activities for your family.


Bird Feeder Craft Activity for Kids 1/12

Winter is hard on birds, so it’s up to us to help them. That’s why we will be making bird feeders on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 from 2 – 3 pm in the Public Computing Center (PCC) downstairs in the library. School age kids are welcome to join us for this craft. (This is a half-day for Sidney students.)

Kids Club will follow at 3:30, and kids are welcome to stay and play Minecraft, use iPads, or have fun on the Smartboard.


Healthy Children, Healthy Families Workshops

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will present a series of free workshops on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm during January and February. They begin this Wednesday, January 6th.

Learn strategies and skills that will help you be supportive of your child’s development, including games that can help your family be active and healthy. There will be a Focus on Food segment featuring healthy meal and snack ideas for children ages 3-11 with recipes and samples. You will also receive free small kitchen tools.

Unlike our other programs, you should register for these workshops directly with CCE by calling 865-6531 or emailing These classes also count toward credit hours for daycare providers.


Food For Fines


Sidney Memorial Public Library, Masonville Branch Library, and Sidney Center Branch Library will all be participating in Food For Fines the week of November 3rd – 10th. If you have overdue fines, we will accept non-perishable items as ‘payment’ for these fines. These items are then donated to the local food banks, just in time for the holiday season.


Wholeshare Food Presentation Wed 6/25


On Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00pm, Kim MacRabie will present about Delaware and Chenango Wholeshare, an organization that offers local and organic food at reasonable prices by working with groups of members rather than individually. Ms. MacRabie will share information about Wholeshare and answer questions. We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this informative talk.


Final Nutrition Program Meets 3/6


A huge thanks to Amy from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County for her dedication in running the multiple weeks of the Nutrition Program. Each night, attendees have left with helpful tips, new recipes, and delicious samples of the evening’s dish. The final night will be Thurs. March 6th at 6:30pm┬áin the Smart Community Room. If you haven’t stopped by yet, we encourage you to attend!


Eat Right When the Money is Tight – Workshop Series

Cornell Cooperative Extension has organized a workshop designed to help you get the most from your food budget. On January 9th, 16th, and 30th at 6:30pm, CCE will share tips on how to be more successful while grocery shopping and suggestions for healthy, inexpensive meals. There will also be food demonstrations, recipes, and physical activity ideas for participants.

The full description of this series of workshops can be found on the Programs page. It is important that interested patrons please register online or by calling the library.

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