Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Small Book Sales Coming Soon

While you are waiting for the big library book sale coming this October, we hope you will stop by our smaller ‘a-la-carte’ sales held in the main area of the library. The two upcoming a-la-carte sales will be from 10am – noon on:

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015


Changes to Children’s Programs

Our staff has been hard at work making updates to our offering of children’s programs here at the Sidney Library. If you bring children for story time or Lego time, be sure to check the dates and times, available:


Ancestry Class 9/4

Back by popular demand, our Ancestry class on genealogy research is being taught again on Friday September 4, 2015 at noon. If you would like to learn about and how to do family history research for free, be sure to join us. As with all our computer classes, it is free but registration is required.

This class fills up very quickly so be sure to register soon – online, in person at the circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200.


Microsoft Word Class 8/27

Are you comfortable with the basics of MIcrosoft Word (typing, bold/italics/underline, changing font and size) but would like to learn more tips and tricks to format your documents? We can help you out on Thursday August 27th, 2015 at 1:00pm.

There are a few spots left in our Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks class and we invite you to join us. The class is free but you must register. You can do so online, in person at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200 and reserving your spot.


Come Watch the Tale of Desperaux on 8/20

We will be showing the children’s animated movie The Tale of Desperaux on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:30pm. We hope you will join us – feel free to bring your own snack while we enjoy the movie in our air conditioned Smart Community Room. Check out the trailer below!


Moreland the Magician 8/19

Do you love magic? Join us for the final Family Entertainment program of the summer – Moreland the Magician will be here at the library on Wednesday August 19th, 2015 at 6:30pm. He will perform in our Smart Community Room and is sure to wow your family.

Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.


Book Club to Meet 8/18

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly discussion group on Tuesday August 18th 2015 at 11:30am. This month’s book is Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain. All are welcome to come and participate – you can pick up a copy of the book at our circulation desk.


Watch Dolphin Tale 2 With Us on 8/13

Dolphin Tale 2, the movie featuring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, will be shown in our air conditioned Smart Community Room on Thursday August 13th 2015 at 1:30pm. This movie is rated PG and all are welcome. You can watch the trailer below:


Watch Insurgent Movie With Us on 8/12

Did you love Divergent, the action packed young adult book that was made into a movie? The second part of this trilogy, Insurgent, was recently made into a movie as well. Come watch Insurgent with us on the big screen – it will be shown on Wednesday August 12th 2015 at 1pm in our Smart Community Room. This movie is rated PG-13.

You are welcome to bring your own snack to the movie.


Discovering Community Heroes 8/12

Come meet local heroes from your own community. Our children’s program on Wednesday August 12th 2015 at 6:30pm will allow kids to meet people who help out, such as New York State Troopers with their K-9 unit, a local nurse, a tow truck operator with his truck, and more.We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this event!