Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Zombie Makeup Workshop for Teens 7/15

Do you know a middle- or high-school student who loves zombies? We are hosting a Zombie Makeup Workshop on Wednesday July 15th 2015 at 1pm where kids and teens can learn the tricks behind movie makeup. They will get a chance to be both the makeup artist and model. We have all the supplies for this free event.

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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!

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Kids Club

Kids Club is a program for children ages 5 and up. Kids are given time to try educational games on our iPads, try out the game Minecraft, and do crafts. We meet in the Sidney Library’s PCC (Public Computing Center) every Tuesday. This summer we will be there from 3 – 5pm each week.

To see what we have planned for Kids Club this summer, click here to download the 2015 Summer brochure. If you’re interested in robotics, learning to draw comics, or tie-dyeing your own t-shirt, we hope you will join us!

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Library Scavenger Hunt for Kids – 7/1

Our first Family Entertainment activity of the summer is a scavenger hunt for kids on Wednesday July 1st, 2015 at 6:30pm. Kids can follow clues to explore all the library has to offer. Join us as we begin the event in our Smart Community Room and branch out all throughout the library. We hope to see you there!

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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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Children’s Program Reminders

We have a variety of library programs available for young children. Here are just a few:

  • Music for Munchkins gives children ages 2-5 time to explore instruments, sing songs, and finish off with parachute play.
  • Pre-K Tech gives young ones an educational experience with some of the technology in the library, including fun and educational apps and websites.
  • Lego Time offers preschool through school age children a chance to play and create with Legos.

You can find complete program descriptions and dates on our Children & Teens page on the website.

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Children’s Program Changes

If you enjoy attending one of our many children’s programs, or would like to start, please be aware of the recent changes that have been made. You can find all updated descriptions on the Children & Teens page of the library website, or pick up a copy of the kids’ calendar (with notes on the back) at our circulation desk.