Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Sunday Movie Matinee Returns 9/27

Now that autumn is here, the Friends of the Libraries will resume their monthly movie screenings, which are free and open to the public.

This month’s movie is St. Vincent, a heartfelt comedy featuring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Please join us on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm. You can watch the trailer below.


Come Watch the Tale of Desperaux on 8/20

We will be showing the children’s animated movie The Tale of Desperaux on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:30pm. We hope you will join us – feel free to bring your own snack while we enjoy the movie in our air conditioned Smart Community Room. Check out the trailer below!


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.


Free Tax Forms Available at the Library

If you do your taxes and would like free copies of common tax forms such as the 1040 and 1040EZ, stop by the Sidney Library. By the end of January we should have a variety of these forms for you to take. Check for the display in our DVD and Wireless Room.


Free Movie Showing 1/25

Join us for a free showing of the movie Philomena, featuring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The film will be shown Sunday, January 25th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. It involves a British journalist (Coogan) meeting a woman (Dench) who is searching for her son, and the unlikely friendship that results. You can view the trailer below:


Kids Game Day – 1/2

Join us for a fun program called “Get Your Game Face On”, which will be held in the Sidney Library’s PCC on Friday, January 2nd, 2-4pm. School age kids are invited to join us to play games on the Wii. Board games and other activities will also be available.


Come Watch How to Train Your Dragon 2 – 12/30

Would you or your child enjoy watching a movie on the big screen for free? On Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the Smart Community Room. It would be a nice chance to get out of the house for the afternoon and do something fun. We hope you will join us!

This movie is rated PG and is 102 minutes long. You can watch the trailer below.


Come Watch Million Dollar Arm 10/26

The Friends of the Libraries are showing Million Dollar Arm this Sunday, October 26th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This movie, which is free to the public, is described as a sports agent staging “an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.”


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:



Movie Screenings for Kids 7/24 & 7/31

The Sidney Library will show children’s movies on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. These movies are free to the public. Food is not provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

UpJuly 24th at 1:00pm


Meet the RobinsonsJuly 31st at 1:00pm