Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Reminder – Closed Sundays

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This is a friendly reminder that the Sidney Library is closed on Sundays during the summer. This will be in effect through Labor Day. We hope you enjoy the nice weather!


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.


Library Closed Memorial Day 5/29

In observance of Memorial Day, the Sidney Library will be closed Monday May 29th, 2017. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.


Tell Us What You Think!

What types of programs would you like to see presented at our library? Pick up one of our survey sheets at the Sidney Library, fill it out and return it with your thoughts and ideas for programs. You can also select your preference of a day and time for programs.
In the past we’ve had lectures from experts, musical performances, arts and crafts workshops, and more. We would love to hear what you want to see next!


Get Caught Reading!

Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Since May is Get Caught Reading Month, we encourage you to bring in a photo for our Get Caught Reading board in the Sidney Library. Take a picture of someone you know reading: grandparents or parents reading to kids, kids reading, someone reading to their pet, etc. Anyone reading can be added to the board.
If you would prefer, you can DM (direct message) us a picture on our Facebook page. Be sure to include the first name and last initial we should include as a caption for the photo. All photos sent through direct messaging will be considered, and we will pick some of our favorites to share throughout the month on our page.


Seed Swap 2017

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 2016) or leftovers from this spring’s planting. Flower, herb, and vegetable seeds are all welcome.

This program will run through the end of May. See what’s here, and help yourself to a few seeds for your own garden.


Library Closed 2/20

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The Sidney Library and branches will beĀ closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 21st.


Winter Weather Closing Policy

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Just a friendly reminder that when the Sidney Central School District is closed due to weather (such as a snow day), the Sidney Memorial Public Library will open a little later in the morning, at 11am, and story time will be canceled. You can hear the list of school closings on local radio stations or by checking News10Now’s page.

If the weather is still bad, we will announce the library closing on WCDO.


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.


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.