Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Kids Program – Fizztastic Science Magic Show 7/30

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Watch the children erupt into laughter when Doctor VilCaino, aka Ron Cain, appears at the Sidney Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00am.  There will be illusions that celebrate science and feature great scientists like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison.  This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and is free and open to all.

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Science Experiments for Kids – August

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As part of our summer entertainment program, the Sidney Library staff will host science experiments for school age kids. These activities use everyday household objects to learn more about science in our world. The dates and topics for August are:

Grades K-3: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • August 5 -Weather Science
  • August 12 – Density & Buoyancy

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • August 6 – Optical Illusions
  • August 13 – Forces

 

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Kids Program – The Dirtmeister 7/24

In recognition of this year’s theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”, we are pleased to present Soda Bottle Science – A Delightful Deluge of Dirt Cheap Science Experiments That Go Fizz, Boom and Pop! by winning author and science celebrity Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek.  Steve will be at the Sidney Library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 am. During the program, Steve will explore over a dozen different science experiments that kids can safely do at home using soda bottles, coffee cans, sandwich bags and other household items. This event is free and open to the public. Following the program, Steve will be available to meet and greet the audience and will also be available to autograph copies of some of his awesome books including his Scholastic books, Soda Bottle Science, Coffee Can Science, and Sandwich Bag Science.

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

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Kids Program – Dan Chase & His Reptiles 7/16

On Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30pm, Dan the Snakeman will be doing a program at the Sidney Library. This program, which is free and open to families, will be a time for Dan to share information about his reptiles and children will also be able to touch some of the animals. We hope you can join us!

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Movie Screenings for Kids 7/10 & 7/17

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.

Horton Hears a WhoJuly 10th at 1:00pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLRVr_Mp8T8

 

Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsJuly 17th at 1:00pm

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Kids Program with Barb Field 7/9

Families are invited to join us for a free program at the Sidney Library on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30pm Barb Field and her character Professor Womboggle join us for the program Fizz, Boom, Read! Professor Womboggle is a goofy science professor with a trunk full of wacky and hilariously funny experiments.  She will amaze and entertain you with science principles relating to everyday life with hands on experiments.

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Summer Activities for Kids

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There are many opportunities for kids being offered at the Sidney Library this summer. Our staff will offer:

  • hand-on science program for grades K-3 on Tuesdays
  • family entertainment on Wednesdays
  • science experiments for grades 4-6 on Wednesdays
  • movies on Thursdays

In addition, regular children’s programs like lapsit, toddler story time, and preschool story time will all continue.

Kids will also be able to join our Independent Summer Reading Program and earn a free book for every 300 minutes of reading. More information will come in future newsletters (available at the library) and on our website.

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Kids Tech Program Added – Fri 6/27

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There will be another Kids Tech program on Friday, June 27th from 2-3pm in the Public Computing Center (downstairs in the Sidney Library). Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us for fun on the computers, iPads, and Smartboard. We will also enjoy some games and puzzles.

There is no registration needed. We hope to see you there!

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Tech Fun and Games for School Age Kids – Tues 6/10

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On Tuesday, June 10th from 3:30-4:15, school age kids are invited for computer fun, games, and activities in the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (downstairs). No need to register, just come and have fun.

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Children’s Programs This Week

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In addition to our weekly children’s programs, we will have the following bi-weekly events this week:

  • PJ Story Time – Wed. March 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Music For Munchkins – Thurs. March 6th at 10:30am.

Also, Dr. Seuss‘s birthday is this week so we will be honoring him by reading The Cat in the Hat, one of his most popular stories. We hope you can join us!