Sidney Memorial Public Library

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


Library Closed 7/4

In honor of Independence Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday.


Teen Tuesdays – Summer Activities

Teen Tuesdays is a free weekly program for young adults going into grades 7-12. Join us every Tuesday from 6-7 pm this summer: July 11th to August 15th, 2017. We’ll be doing a variety of activities, from smoothie making to trivia night.

Registration is recommended. To register and see the weekly topics, click here and browse the calendar!

Our first Teen Tuesday program will be Harry Potter Trivia Night on July 11th, 2017 at 6:00 in the Smart Community Room. Registration is encouraged!


Kids Summer Book Club

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Kids Summer Book Club Registration will be held next Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the children’s area. All participants will receive their first book at sign-up!

Here’s more info about each book club:

  • Book Buddies Summer Book Club for 1st – 3rd graders will read 3 books throughout the summer
    • Meetings will be Thursdays July 13, July 27, & August 10 from 3:00-4:00pm. We will havea book discussion, activity/craft, and finish with a snack. Parents are encouraged to attend with their child, and each book you read is yours to keep!
  • Book Blazers Summer Book Club for 4th – 6th graders will read 3 books throughout the summer
    • Meetings will be Thursdays July 20, August 3, & August 17 from 3:00 – 4:00pm. We will have a book discussion, activity/craft, and finish with a snack. Each book you read is yours to keep!


Scrapbooking Workshop THIS SATURDAY 6/24

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Come learn the basics of scrapbooking with Rebecca Freer. Ms. Freer will host a scrapbooking workshop this Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 2pm in the Smart Community Room. You will leave with a completed page that can go in your own scrapbook or be framed to display in your home. If you have baby, wedding, or graduation photos you’ve been meaning to use, this would be a great place to learn some fun techniques.
Register now to reserve your spot in this popular workshop. The Friends of the Libraries are helping with the materials fee, so the cost is only $5.00. You will need to bring one or two 5×7 photos for your scrapbook page. Registration can be done in person at the library or by calling us at 563-1200.


Audiobook Class 6/21

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If you spend a lot of time in a car, or just like being read to, audiobooks are a great option to accomplish all the books on your summer reading list. Join us on Wednesday, June 21st at 4pm for a tech class on audiobooks. We will look at both free and paid options to get audiobooks on your phone or tablet.

This class is free but registration is required. You can register online (by clicking here), in person at the library, or call us at 563-1200.


Student Loan Repayment Presentation

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The Sidney Memorial Public Library welcomes Scott Ahrens of the New York State Department of Financial Services to talk about the available options for student loan repayments. Mr. Ahrens will speak on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room.

Topics that will be discussed include repayment plans, forbearances, deferments, loan consolidation, and many others.

Feel free to join us for this free event!


Book Club to Meet 6/13

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The library book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 11:30am to talk about this month’s book, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. New members are always welcome.