Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Exercise Your Mind & Body Bingo

In conjunction with our adult summer reading program “Exercise Your Body & Mind”, the Sidney Library is offering a Bingo game. Pick up the Bingo sheet in our library near the adult fiction books. Once you complete 5 activities that challenge you to try something new to improve your physical or mental health, return the sheet to the library and be entered to win a raffle.

Good luck!


Kids Summer Reading Program Kickoff 7/6

Join us for the big kickoff event for the 2016 Kids Summer Reading Program: “Ready, Get Set, Read”. On Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 at 6:30pm, families are invited to join us in the Smart Community Room for activities, games, and a snack while you learn about what we have to offer this summer.


Mad Scientist Book Club 7/10


Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm will be the first adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The first topic is mad scientists, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of mad scientist related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.



Summer Activities for Kids


There are many opportunities for kids being offered at the Sidney Library this summer. Our staff will offer:

  • hand-on science program for grades K-3 on Tuesdays
  • family entertainment on Wednesdays
  • science experiments for grades 4-6 on Wednesdays
  • movies on Thursdays

In addition, regular children’s programs like lapsit, toddler story time, and preschool story time will all continue.

Kids will also be able to join our Independent Summer Reading Program and earn a free book for every 300 minutes of reading. More information will come in future newsletters (available at the library) and on our website.


My One Hundred Adventures: a Sidney Library Book Talk


Percussion Workshop & Jazz Trio Performance Aug 6th

Percussion Workshop

The Sidney Library will host a Percussion Workshop from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.  Folks between the ages of 11 and 17 are invited to attend this outstanding workshop by local jazz musician, Marcel Smith.  Get a  free percussion lesson, maybe even play some music, and most of all have fun.  Get the beat!  Register in person at the library, on-line at (click on the class registration  link), or call 563-1200.

Jazz Trio Performance

If marcelsmithyou like Jazz you won’t want to miss this outstanding performance by local jazz musicians at 6:30 p.m. on August 6th.  The Marcel Smith Trio will perform in our Smart Community Room.  Mr. Smith, on drums, will be joined by Chris Bakriges on piano and Rich Mollin on Bass to create some amazing sounds for your listening pleasure.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, attendance is free for this one-of-a-kind musical treat. Don’t miss the music at the library.


Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult Summer Reading Program with Weekly Prize Drawings

Summer-ReadingHow to participate:

Read a book
Write a short review (review sheets available at the Library Circulation Desk)
Have your name entered into a weekly drawing to win something from a local business

 *Drawings will be made once a week. Keep filling out reviews until you win!

Thanks to the following businesses for donating prizes:

Glad Tidings
Video Entertainment Plus
Lifescapes Florist
Sidney Flowers & Gifts
Great American
Trackside Dining

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