Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838 / (607) 563-1200


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!


Research Your Family History Online 6/29

Are you interested in researching more about your family’s history but don’t have $200 to spend on a subscription to Sign up for our Researching Family History class on Monday 6/29 at 2pm. We will help you get set up with an Ancestry account, learn the basics of the site, and show you how you can access information usually reserved for paid members.

UPDATE: this class is now full but there is a waiting list. We will also be offering this class again in August! Sign up for the waiting list by registering online, calling 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.


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!


Celebrate the Start of Kids’ Summer Reading Program on 6/27

Kids are invited to join us as we celebrate the beginning of this summer’s reading program. On Saturday June 27th from 1-3pm, we will be on the lawn of the Sidney Library offering face painting, crafts, and giveaways. Kids can pick up their summer reading logs and information about our big plans for this summer. We will also have treats for you to enjoy, such as popsicles and Chobani yogurt. We hope to see you there!

In case of bad weather, the event will still take place, but we will move inside to the Smart Community Room.


Get Free eBook or Audiobook Now Through 6/23

The Sidney Library and Four County Library System are participating in an event called Big Library Read. Think of it as a worldwide book club.

Now through 6/23/15, you are invited to participate by borrowing a digital copy of the suspense novel Eyes On You by Kate White. Both ebook and audiobook versions are available, and you will receive the copy immediately – there is no waiting list. Thank you to the Overdrive company and the publishers of this book for making so many copies available to our patrons!


Download eBooks and Audiobooks Through the Library

In addition to the large selection of books in our library, patrons can also borrow ebooks or audiobooks through the 4CLS Download Zone. You can search by category (historical fiction, fantasy, etc), see what’s new, or search for a particular author. Any ebook or audiobook that is unavailable can be put on hold, and you will receive an email when it is ready for you.


Many people listen to downloaded audiobooks on their smartphones, through the Overdrive app. Check it out on your own, or stop by the library to learn more.


Get Answers to Your Tech Questions on 6/16

If you’ve always wanted to change the settings on your iPhone but are not sure where to start…

If you want to know how to program your new laptop…

If you would like one-on-one assistance with your tablet…

If you would like to use the library’s high-resolution scanner to scan old photos…

…Join us in the PCC (Public Computing Center, downstairs in the library) on Tuesday June 16th from 4-6pm.


Book Club to Meet – Tues 6/16

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book club on Tuesday 6/16 at 11:30am. They will discuss this month’s selection, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. All are welcome to join.