Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Book It To the Beach 4/6

Families are invited to a fun activity on Wednesday, April 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in our Smart Community Room.

Why wait ’til Spring Break? Put on your flip-flops, grab your sunglasses, and come to the library for some beach-time fun! We will have story time with some beach-themed books. Then kids will have time to make sand art, dig for buried treasure, and do a craft activity.

Don’t forget to bring a towel to sit on!


Free Movie Showing 4/3

We will be showing the movie The Rewrite on the big screen soon. The Friends of the Libraries is sponsoring this free movie showing on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 1:30pm in our Smart Community Room. The movie features Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and is set in Binghamton! You can watch the trailer below.


Library Closed 3/27

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Sidney Library will be closed on Sunday, March 27th 2016. We will resume normal hours on Monday.


Seed Swap 2016

The Sidney Library is excited to be part of the county wide Seed Swap program again this year. Look for the small wooden card catalog near our main desk.

We have a small variety of seeds to start off the program. Bring in your old seeds (from 2015) or leftovers from this spring’s planting. Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are all welcome. See what’s here, and help yourself to a few seeds for your own garden.


Greeting Card Workshop 3/19

Would you like to make your own greeting cards? Join us for a greeting card workshop on Saturday March 19th 2016 at 10am. For a materials fee of $5, you will make five all-occasion cards of your choice.

Registration is required. You can sign up online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s circulation desk.


Book Club to Meet 3/15

Our local book discussion group is hosted by the Friends of the Libraries and is open to all. They will meet to discuss The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman on Tuesday March 15th 2016 at 11:30am.

If you are interested, you can see future book club picks on the Friends page. Copies of books are available at our main desk.


Serial Killer Lecture on 3/13

Do crime shows fascinate you? Join us for a lecture on female serial killers throughout history. Michael T. Keene, local historian and author, will discuss some of New York’s ‘worst women’ on Sunday March 13th, 2016 at 1:30pm in our Smart Community Room. A few examples include Elizabeth P. McCraney of Oneonta and Lizzie Halliday of Sullivan County.

This program is free and open to the public.


Mini Book Sale 3/19

The Friends of the Libraries will host their mini book sale, called books a la carte, from 10am – noon on Saturday March 19th, 2016 in the main section of the library. Stop by and see what they have to offer!

If you are counting down the days to our semiannual big book sale, the official dates are April 14, 15, and 16.


Kids Movie Showing 3/11

On Friday, March 11th 2016 at 1pm, kids are invited to join us for a showing of the movie Hotel Transylvania 2. Join us in the Smart Community Room for this free event.

The movie is PG and features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez. All are welcome!


Quilt Exhibit through 3/30

The Delaware County Historical Association will have an exhibit on display in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room now through March 30th, 2016. The focus is on hand quilting from 1770 – 1916. All quilts were made in the local area. We hope you will stop by to see these beautiful items anytime the library is open.