Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Fun for Kids on 11/19

Since Sidney elementary school students have a half-day on Thursday, November 19th 2015, we are offering some fun activities. Kids age 5 and up are welcome in our Public Computing Center from 2-4pm to play games, have fun on the iPads, and see what other technology we have available. Join the fun!



Fall Fun for Kids on 10/8

Looking for something fun to do next Thursday October 8th from 2 – 4pm? Since Sidney Central School has a half-day, we will be hosting our fall fun event for children of all ages. Our staff will have crafts, read-aloud stories, and the short movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!. We will have cider and donuts for you to enjoy during the movie.

This event is free but registration is required. Please click here to register online or call us at 563-1200 and save your spot today!


Changes to Children’s Programs

Our staff has been hard at work making updates to our offering of children’s programs here at the Sidney Library. If you bring children for story time or Lego time, be sure to check the dates and times, available:


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!


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.


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!


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.


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!


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!


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!