Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Write Your Own Review

This summer, fun at the library isn’t just for children. Adults are invited to the library for an ongoing activity.

Once you’ve read a book, pick up a book review form at the Sidney Library’s front desk. Tell us what you think of the book, and you will be entered to win one of many prizes donated by local businesses.


Children’s Programs This Week

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!


See Brave on the Big Screen – Thurs 7/2

We invite you to attend a free showing of the Disney movie Brave on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. The movie will be shown on Thurssday 7/2 at 1:30pm..You can watch the trailer below:


Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.


Closed Sundays This Summer

Just a reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays in the summertime. On weekends we will only be open on Saturdays. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day.


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!


No Holds Through 6/26/15

Due to a system upgrade, no holds can be placed from Tuesday, June 23 – Friday, June 26, 2015.

This means we are not able to reserve items for you if you come in to the library. Also, if you normally place holds online through the 4CLS website, they will not save to your account during this time.

The system should be back to normal on Saturday, June 27th.

Sorry for the inconvenience!


Library Budget Passes

Thank you so much to the voters of the Sidney Central School District, who recently voted 308-53 to approve our library budget. Because of your support, we will be able to continue to offer books and other media, children’s programs, computer classes, and much more.


Book Club to Meet 5/19

The Friends of the Libraries sponsor a monthly book club, which anyone is welcome to join. This month, they will be discussing The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. The group will meet Tuesday 5/19 at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room.


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!


Featured Artist for April – Meg Anderson Argo

During the month of April, stop by our Smart Community Room and see the beautiful drawings of Meg Anderson Argo. Ms. Argo, who was a professional photographer for 20 years, also does pastel drawings which will be on display. She is inspired by nature, including the mountains of upstate New York and the ocean views of Cape Cod. Feel free to visit the exhibit any time the library is open.