Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Kids Movie Showing 7/28

This Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 1:00pm we will be showing the kids movie Snow Dogs on the big screen. Families are welcome to join us in the air conditioned Smart Community Room. The movie is free and you are welcome to bring a snack!

Snow Dogs is a kid friendly comedy is about a dentist from Florida who decides to take on the Alaskan wilderness with a team of Siberian Husky dogs. Check out the movie’s trailer below:


BJ the Balloon Twister 7/27

BJ is a local performer who describes herself as a ‘lively, child-friendly clown’. She will be here on Wednesday July 26th, 2016 at 6:30pm for our summer family entertainment in the Smart Community Room. Children and families are invited to join us for this free performance. Click here to view her website and learn more about BJ!


Reminder – Closed Sundays

Just a reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays during the summer, so this is in effect until after Labor Day. We hope you enjoy the nice weather!


Art Exhibit

If you are in the library, be sure to visit the art exhibit being displayed in our Smart Community Room. We are honored to have Ms. Shirley Sherwood’s watercolor paintings on display. You can view her artwork anytime the library is open.


Library “Campout” for Kids 7/20

Our library staff will host a “campout” for kids and families on Wednesday July 20th, 2016 @ 6:30pm. Enjoy s’mores, campfire tales, and some tent building fun in our air-conditioned Smart Community Room. We hope to see you there!


Learn Abstract Drawing 7/23

Are you interested in drawing but don’t care for realism? Come learn an abstract method of drawing called zentangle on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 at 11:00am. Many people find it relaxing and it always results in beautiful images. All materials will be provided and you will leave with the skills to create your own zentangle.

This class is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Give us a call at 563-1200 or register online.


Book Discussion Group to Meet 7/19

The Friends of the Libraries are hosting their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday July 19th, 2016 at 11:30am. This month’s read is In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. All are welcome!


Puppeteer to Perform 7/13

Families are invited to join us for the wonderful group Tom Knight Puppets, who will perform on Wednesday, July 13th 2016 at 6:30pm. Join us in the Smart Community Room for this free program.

Below you can watch a short introductory video from the Tom Knight Productions website.


Kids Movies This July

Join us on Thursdays at 1:00pm this July as we show free family movies in our Smart Community Room. Feel free to bring a snack while you enjoy the following movies on the big screen:

  • July 7 – Racing Stripes
  • July 14 – Space Jam
  • July 21 – Karate Kid
  • July 28 – Snow Dogs


Exercise Your Mind & Body Bingo

In conjunction with our adult summer reading program “Exercise Your Body & Mind”, the Sidney Library is offering a Bingo game. Pick up the Bingo sheet in our library near the adult fiction books. Once you complete 5 activities that challenge you to try something new to improve your physical or mental health, return the sheet to the library and be entered to win a raffle.

Good luck!