Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Library “Campout” for Kids 7/20

Our library staff will host a “campout” for kids and families on Wednesday July 20th, 2016 @ 6:30pm. Enjoy s’mores, campfire tales, and some tent building fun in our air-conditioned Smart Community Room. We hope to see you there!


Learn Abstract Drawing 7/23

Are you interested in drawing but don’t care for realism? Come learn an abstract method of drawing called zentangle on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 at 11:00am. Many people find it relaxing and it always results in beautiful images. All materials will be provided and you will leave with the skills to create your own zentangle.

This class is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Give us a call at 563-1200 or register online.


Book It To the Beach 4/6

Families are invited to a fun activity on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in our Smart Community Room.

Why wait ’til Spring Break? Put on your flip-flops, grab your sunglasses, and come to the library for some beach-time fun! We will have story time with some beach-themed books. Then kids will have time to make sand art, dig for buried treasure, and do a craft activity.

Don’t forget to bring a towel to sit on!


Come Watch Minions 2/16

On Tuesday, February 16th at 1pm (a vacation day for Sidney students), we will show the movie Minions on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. Come join us for a fun, free event!


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.


Kids’ Craft Activity 12/23

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 is a half day of school for Sidney students. Why not join us from 2 – 3:30pm for a fun craft activity? Kids of all ages can join us in the children’s area to make a holiday decoration. (All are invited to stay for LEGO time, which begins at 3:30.)


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.


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!


Celebrate the Start of Kids’ Summer Reading Program on 6/27

Kids are invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of this summer’s reading program. On Saturday June 27th from 1-3pm, we will be on the lawn of the Sidney Library offering face painting, crafts, and giveaways. Kids can pick up their summer reading logs and information about our big plans for this summer. We will also have treats for you to enjoy, such as popsicles and Chobani yogurt. We hope to see you there!

In case of bad weather, the event will still take place, but we will move inside to the Smart Community Room.

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