Sidney Memorial Public Library

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

Children & Teens

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Children’s Programs

After-School ExplorersThis weekly program is for kids ages 7-12 to have fun and learn while exploring a variety of STEAM related topics including experiments, educational games, creative writing, arts & crafts, movement activities, and more. Program runs every Thursday during the school year October 4 thru June 13, 3:30-4:30 in the Public Computing Center. Registration is recommended but not required, register online HERE.

Kids Club is for kids ages 5 and up who are interested in joining us for games, crafts, Minecraft, and more. New members are always welcome and we will meet every Tuesday from 3 – 5pm. This club meets in the Public Computing Center.

Lego Time is every Wednesday from 3 – 5pm. Join others as we have fun building with the library’s LEGO collection. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for purchasing them! We display your LEGO creations in the case in the children’s room for all to see until the next LEGO time. This is for all ages – preschool through school age.

Music for Munchkins will be at 11:00am on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  It is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month in our Smart Community Room. This program is for children up to age 5. We’ll have fun with musical instruments, songs, movement activities, and finish off with some parachute play.

Play & Learn Time is for preschoolers (ages 0-6) and their caregivers. Drop in 10:00 – 11:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We will have hands-on activities including developmentally appropriate games, sensory materials, dramatic play items, and more.

Preschool Tablet Time is a program for ages 2-5 at 11:00am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. This fun program is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from in our Public Computing Center. This program is for children up to age 5. We’ll have fun playing on our iPads and on educational websites for children.


Story Time Programs

Baby Storytime is held on Thursdays at 11:00am. This story time is for babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Join us for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, and more! This program lasts about 20 minutes.

Preschool Story Time is being offered on Tuesdays at 10:00am. This is for the 3-5 year old and an adult. We sing a few songs, read several books on a theme and then make a craft that relates to the theme.

Toddler Story Time is on Thursdays at 10:00am. This story time is for toddlers 15 months to about age 3. We’ll read a few books, sing songs, and usually do a hands-on activity. This program is about 30 minutes.

*We do not have a sign up for these programs – just show up.  All of our story times require the parent/caregiver to be present. Moms, dads, and other caregivers have enjoyed the experience and we encourage you to stop by. 

Programs for Middle & High School Students

Teen Nights are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the PCC (downstairs). We do crafts, DIY’s, cooking classes, and more! Check out the monthly Kids & Teens calendar for each month’s events. Pizza served at every meeting.  Special teen activities will be held throughout the summer! Stay tuned for a complete schedule.

Lego Club meets every 2nd Saturday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the children’s area. Participants bring their most recent Lego creation to show to others.