Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their Annual Meeting at 2:30pm on February 1, 2017 in the Smart Community Room. The meeting is open to the public.


Movie Showing – Spotlight – 1/22


The Library Friends will be showing a free movie for all on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 1:30pm. Come watch Spotlight in the Smart Community Room. This is the story of the Boston Globe uncovering a huge scandal and its cover-up and is based on a true story. The movie, released in 2015, features actors Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.

Watch the trailer below:


Take Your Child to the Library Day 2/4

Join us on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 10:00am – 3:00pm as we offer children’s programming all day. Come sample some of our most popular programs normally held during the week, stay for one activity or all.

Families can enjoy doing an independent craft together, and even go on a library scavenger hunt to win a prize. Also, children who sign up for a NEW library card get a free book to take home. Come see all the fun the Sidney Library has to offer on this special day!

  • LEGO Time: 10:00-11:00am
    • Make a LEGO masterpiece to put it in our display case.
  • Story Time and Craft: 11:00-11:45am
    • Come learn about the adventures of Pigeon.
  • Music for Munchkins: 1:00-1:45pm
    • Make some noise with musical instruments, then get active with some fun movement activities, we’ll finish off with parachute play.
  • PCC: 2:00-3:00pm
    • Our computer center will be open to play on our computers, tablets, and our Wii on the big screen.


Tax Help Available 2/1

If you (or someone you know) would like help with your taxes, AARP will be at the Sidney Library during tax season. AARP will provide services to senior citizens and people with lower incomes on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017

Signups are required and must be done by calling Sidney Senior Meals (563-2212) after February 1st.



Library Closed 1/16


In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.


Small Book Sales

book sale row

The Sidney Library has small book sales – called Books a la Carte – on a regular basis. Every first Thursday and third Saturday of the month, you can find a small but excellent selection of books and media for sale in our main lobby.

The January Books a la Carte dates are:

  • Thursday, January 5th, 10am – noon
  • Saturday, January 21st, 10am – noon