Be sure to visit the Sidney Library this week for some fun activities.
- Wed. July 8 at 6:30pm – Mike the Juggler will be performing in our Smart Community Room. Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries, who are sponsoring this event.
- Thurs. July 9 at 3:00pm – Kids Super Fun Hour is being held in our Public Computing Center (in the library basement). This week, we are inspired by Mike the Juggler and will make our own juggling balls so we can practice!
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.
Do you like perennials for their low maintenance, but want something new to add to your garden? Join us on Tuesday 5/5 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room as Tony Antes shares information about some unusual perennials that grow well in our planting zone. Mr. Antes is a master gardener for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. This program is free to the public and we hope you will join us!
Have you ever wondered about hearing loss or hearing health? Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be missing parts of conversations because of hearing issues? Join us Friday 3/20 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for an informative program presented by Wayne Terry, a board certified audiologist. He will discuss hearing issues including tinnitus and hearing loss, and will also discuss current hearing technology. He also will share tips for how to better interact and cope with someone who is hard of hearing.
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.
Join 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.
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).
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!
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.
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.