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.
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.
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!
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 July are:
Grades K-3: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
- July 8 – Acids & Bases
- July 15 – Absorbing & Dissolving
- July 22 – Candy Science
- July 29 – Air & Forces
Grades 4-6: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
- July 9 – Forensic Science
- July 16 – Microscope Science
- July 23 – Candy Science
- July 30 – Science & Your Body
Story and craft time will be hosted by both Sidney Center and Masonville branch libraries during the month of July. Preschool and school-age children are invited to join us at the following times:
- Sidney Center Branch Library – every Monday in July – 2:00-2:45pm
- Masonville Branch Library – every Monday in July – 3:30-4:15pm
Beginning in July, the Sidney Library will offer both a summer reading program and movie showings specifically for adults. We will keep you posted when more information is available.
Are you taking a road trip this summer? Stop in to the library and browse our extensive audiobook selection – there are audiobooks (books on CD) available for adult fiction and nonfiction, and YA (young adult) and children’s books too. They are great option for those who will be spending several hours traveling.