Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Fine Forgiveness Week of 11/1

November 1 – 7, 2015 is Fine Forgiveness week at the Sidney Library. Bring in non-perishable food items (one per overdue fine) and your fines will be forgiven. Please note that we can only forgive fines on Sidney Library books and media.

All donations will be given to the local food pantry. Examples of non-perishables include cereal, pasta, canned soup, canned tuna, or peanut butter. You can also click here, which lists items most needed at food pantries. This is a great way to take care of your library fines while helping your community!


Musical Group to Perform 11/1

The wonderful musical group Mosaic Winds will perform at the Sidney Library on Sunday November 1st, 2015 at 1:30pm. This instrumental group plays many styles including folk, classical, modern, and jazz. We hope you will join us for this free event.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.


Clubs at the Library

The Sidney Library isn’t just for books. We also host several clubs that are open to anyone interested. All clubs meet in our Smart Community Room.

  • Writers’ Group – 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30pm
  • Quilting Group – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1-3pm
  • Book Club, hosted by the Library Friends – 3rd Tuesday at 11:30am
  • Ancestry / Genealogy Club – 4th Wednesday at 6pm

Stop by and see what our clubs are all about!


Free Movie Showing 10/25

This Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 1:30pm we will be showing the movie McFarland USA. This sports movie focuses on the making of a high school cross-country running team and features Kevin Costner. You can view the trailer below.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for hosting this event.



Photo Tech Class 10/26

Want to find out how to transfer your digital photos so you can share or print them? Attend our free tech class on  Monday October 26th, 2015 at 4pm. You will also get suggestions for photo apps. Be sure to bring your smartphone so you can try it for yourself!

The Free Your Photos class is open to the first ten people who register, either online, in person, or by calling us at 563-1200.


Book Club to Meet 10/20

The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 11:30am. This month’s book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This historical fiction is set during World War II and was the recipient of the 2014 Goodreads Readers’ Choice award. Anyone is welcome to join – come see what book club is all about!

To see future Book Club books, visit the Library Friends page.


October Artwork on Display

Meg Anderson Argo, whose artwork is being featured in the Smart Community Room during September and October, will display her collection of fire drawings. Ms. Anderson Argo is a NYS Fire Investigator and has put together this display to honor local fire departments, since October is Fire Prevention Month. We encourage you to stop by and view the artwork anytime the library is open.


Closed Columbus Day 10/12

In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 12th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 13th.


Book Sale – 10/15 – 10/17

Our big book sale is coming up this week. This is a three day sale featuring books, movies, magazines, and more at extremely low prices. Come join us in the Smart Community Room on the following Fall 2015 dates:

  • Thursday 10/15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 10/16, 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10/17, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for running this event.


Facebook Class 10/8

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held on Thursday October 8th at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!