Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Food For Fines

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Sidney Memorial Public Library, Masonville Branch Library, and Sidney Center Branch Library will all be participating in Food For Fines the week of November 3rd – 10th. If you have overdue fines, we will accept non-perishable items as ‘payment’ for these fines. These items are then donated to the local food banks, just in time for the holiday season.

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Come Watch Million Dollar Arm 10/26

The Friends of the Libraries are showing Million Dollar Arm this Sunday, October 26th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This movie, which is free to the public, is described as a sports agent staging “an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.”

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Halloween Fun For Kids 10/24

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The Sidney Library staff have planned a fun afternoon of Halloween activities for kids on Friday, October 24th. We invite families to join us for one or more of the following events:

All activities are free and popcorn will be provided. We hope you will join us, and feel free to wear your Halloween costume!

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Closed Columbus Day 10/13

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In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Come Learn About the Titanic 10/7

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On Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30pm, local historian Scott Payne will share information on the sinking of the Titanic. This event, held in the Smart Community Room, will discuss the ship’s sinking and the 1985 discovery of its wreckage in the ocean. We invite you to join us for this free event.

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Jewelry Making Workshop 9/23

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Are you interested in learning a new jewelry making technique? Tina Souilliard of Beads of a Feather will be teaching a class at the Sidney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30pm. Participants will learn how to make a crystal clay necklace using a bezel setting – you can see jewelry samples in the display case by our circulation desk. There is a materials fee of $10 for this course.

Please note that registration is required – you can do so online, call us at 563-1200, or stop by the circulation desk. Adults and adult/child (age 9+) combinations are welcome.

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Lego Time 9/17

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Do you have preschool or school-age children who enjoy playing with Legos? Join Sidney Library staff member Linda for a new program called Lego Time, which will be held Wednesday Sept. 17th at 4:00pm. We will have Legos available to create with and may have a challenge or two, just for fun.

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Passenger Pigeon Presentation 9/2

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Do you know the story of the passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant birds in North America that has gone extinct? Join us for John Neumann’s presentation on passenger pigeons on Tuesday Sept. 2nd at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Neumann, who is a volunteer with Project Passenger Pigeon, will share this history and look into the relationship between humans and nature as it relates to the pigeon’s extinction. We hope you will join us for this event.

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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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Movie Screening for Adults 8/19

On August 19th at 6:00pm, the Sidney Library will show the movie About Time in the Smart Community Room. This event is free and open to the public. You can watch the movie’s trailer below. We hope to see you there!