Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Meet Author Avi 5/12

The Sidney Library is extremely excited to host award winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm. Avi has written dozens of books for younger and middle grades including the well-known True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He will be speaking here in our Smart Community Room.

Avi will entertain with readings of his work, discuss his writing life and how some of his characters came to be, and finish off with a book-signing. We will also have copies of several of his books available for sale for $5-$10, including his newest book Catch You Later, Traitor.

We encourage you to click here to see the official flier for the event and share it with your friends!


Free Kids Movie on the Big Screen – Tues 2/17

Are you looking for something to do with your kids next week, when schools are on vacation?

The Sidney Library will have a variety of activities for kids next week.The first event is a free showing of the recent kids’ movie The Book of Life on Tuesday 2/17 at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room on the big screen. You can click here to read about the movie, or watch the trailer below.

To see the entire list of events, please check out our Children & Teens page.)


Closed for Thanksgiving


The Sidney Library will have the following changes to its schedule in observance of Thanksgiving:

  • The library will close early, at 3pm, on Wednesday November 26th.
  • The library will be closed Thursday, November 27th.

We will resume normal hours on Friday.


Book Discussion – Invention of Wings 10/21


Do you enjoy historical fiction? Join the Library Friends for their book discussion group on October 21 at 11:30 am. The book is Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, which is set in the South in the early 1800’s and centers around the anti-slavery movement.


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:



Library Hours


Now that summer is over, the Sidney Library will once again be open on Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Our other hours will stay the same.


Library Closed for Labor Day 9/1


The Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.


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!


Science Experiments for Kids – July


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 July are:

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

  • July 8 – Acids & Bases
  • July 15 – Absorbing & Dissolving
  • July 22 – Candy Science
  • July 29 – Air & Forces

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

  • July 9 – Forensic Science
  • July 16 – Microscope Science
  • July 23 – Candy Science
  • July 30 – Science & Your Body



Kids’ Summer Activities at the Branch Libraries


Story and craft time will be hosted by both Sidney Center and Masonville branch libraries during the month of July. Preschool and school-age children are invited to join us at the following times:

  • Sidney Center Branch Library – every Monday in July – 2:00-2:45pm
  • Masonville Branch Library – every Monday in July – 3:30-4:15pm