Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Kids Holiday Craft Time 12/22

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With school being closed on Monday, December 22nd, is your child looking for something fun to do? Join us at the Sidney Library at 2pm when kids will be able to create a homemade ornament for their own tree or to give as a gift.

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Holiday Card Workshop 12/14

15263273424_ce896ae280_mJoin us on Sunday December 14th at 1pm to create some handmade cards. Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will provide the materials and support to make your own greeting cards For $6, you can walk away with six unique greeting cards to use this holiday season. Registration is required: you can do so online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk.

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Mug Rug Workshop 12/13

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Interested in learning some beginning sewing skills? Join us for the ‘mug rug’ workshop on Saturday December 13th,  9:30am – 12:30pm in the Smart Community Room. These small mats / coasters would be great to keep or give as a gift. There is a materials fee of $5 and registration is required (online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk).

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New at the Library: Kids Club

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Kids in grades K-6 are invited to stop by the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm and check out the new Kids Club. Downstairs in the PCC (Public Computing Center) we will meet to play games, do team challenges, make crafts, and more. We hope you will join us for some fun!

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Reading Logs Due 8/30

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For kids who have been keeping track of their reading to earn free books, please note that all Independent Reading Logs must be turned in to the Sidney Library by Saturday, August 30th. There is a little blue bucket at our circulation desk where they can be placed.

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Kids Program – The Spoon Man 8/6

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The Spoon Man, aka Jim Cruise, is a published author who offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for children of all ages. He has a totally clean act because he never uses dirty silverware.  Come see The Spoon Man at Sidney Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00am.  Just show up for some good clean fun – this program is free and open to all.

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

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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!