We now have Sensory Kits to borrow.

Calendar of Events

Click here for our October calendar and here for more details.

Free Books for Kids

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library:
Enroll your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and they will receive a FREE book in the mail each month, every month, until their fifth birthday!

Register at www.imaginationlibrary.com.

Booster Books 2021-2022:
Do you have a child who is 3 or 4 years old? Do you live in the Sidney School District? Fill out a Booster Books application to receive free, brand new books in the mail every other month. Click here to download the application.

Children’s Programs

Monday Virtual Minecraft Club 3:00-4:00

Virtual Minecraft Club meets every Monday 3:00pm-4:00pm with Miss Cassandra, for ages 8-17. Participants will join via Zoom to receive their sign-on and password for the day. Must have own device, have downloaded a FREE copy of Minecraft Education Edition, AND access to Zoom. AND must sign-up by registering through the Zoom link below. We will meet via Zoom so participants can communicate with one another and join the Library’s Private World. Participants will help complete objectives & get to create. Register through this zoom link:   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88634103795
Happy Building!                     – Miss Cassandra

Tuesday In-Person Minecraft Club 3:30-5:00

In-person Minecraft Club meets every Tuesday 3:30-5:00 with Miss Cassandra, for ages 8-17. Call to register for an in-person space, as spaces are limited. Call 607.563.1200 ~or~ email: si.cassandra@4cls.org to register today! Please plan to join for the whole month, as each month we will be creating a new world. Participants will join the Library’s Private World and participants will help complete objectives/create.
Happy Building!                     – Miss Cassandra

Wednesday Hybrid Lego Club 3:30-4:15

Hybrid Lego Club- Builders of all ages wanted!
Join us every Wednesday 3:30-4:15 for a NEW Lego challenge AND share your Lego Masterpiece via a Zoom  ~OR~  In-Person! In-person spaces are limited and participants MUST BRING IN THEIR OWN LEGOS. Then Miss Cassandra will give out a challenge. Builders will then have a chance to share their creation with the other participants. If time permits, we will do a quick challenge as well. Any questions or to register for an in-person space, please call 607.563.1200 ~OR~ email: si.cassandra@4cls.org
Here is our Zoom link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/95009586932
Happy Building!         – Miss Cassandra

Thursday Crafts & Creations w/Miss Cassandra 3:30-4:30

~NEW~ Crafts & Creations with Miss Cassandra! This in-person program has been designed for different school aged children and will consist of Crafts, STEAM, and other types of activities that will get the participants creativity going! Each week will have a different craft/activity. We will have to-go Craft kits available upon request, so call 607.563.1200 and ask for Miss Cassandra! Please allow 24-48hrs notice. Registration is required, as spaces are limited. So, don’t wait! Call 607.563.1200  ~or~  email: si.cassandra@4cls.org TODAY!

Music for Munchkins is a virtual program on Zoom that is held at 11:00 am on the first Tuesday, and Hybrid on the third Tuesday of the month. This program is for children up to age 5 and pairs nicely with our Zoom PreK Library Learners program. We’ll have fun with musical instruments, songs, movement activities. Registration is required so look on our Facebook Page for the invitation to register, or email Miss Michelle at si.michelle@4cls.org.

Pre-K Library Learners is a virtual program on Zoom at 11:00 am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the children’s area of the library. This program is for children ages 3-5.  We will read theme related stories, sing songs and do crafts to help your preschooler prepare for school. Each week we will also sing songs about the days of the week and months of the year, go over letter sounds, weather, seasons, and more. Registration is required so look on our Facebook Page for the invitation to register, or email Miss Michelle at si.michelle@4cls.org. We provide Take Away kits for our Pre-K patrons, so give us a call at 563-1200 to make an appointment to pick one up. Supplies are limited.

On break until May 2022: Vartuli’s Gardeners: Sidney Memorial Public Library’s Garden Club begins June 3rd, 3:30-4:30pm. Come dig with us! For all ages! Parents encouraged to help. Teens needed for Volunteer and leadership opportunities. First we garden, then we create! *FREE Take Home Craft available at the end* Call 563-1200 and sign up!

Story Time Programs

Virtual Baby Storytime is a virtual program held on Thursdays at 11:00 am. This story time is for babies 0-15 months and their caregiver. Join Miss Michelle for nursery rhymes, songs, and a story perfect for babies and their caregiver. The link to the virtual program will be available on our Facebook page no later than 11am on Thursdays. If you have any questions or would like the link emailed to you, send an email to Michelle at si.michelle@4cls.org.

Story Time is an in-person program offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. All ages welcome. Join us for songs and stories, and a themed craft or activity follows. Program lasts 30-45 minutes. Registration is required so call 563-1200 to register, or email Miss Michelle at si.michelle@4cls.org.

Virtual Family Pajama Story Time with the Raggedy Reader is a virtual program held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, at 7:00 pm. Put on your pj’s and snuggle up for calming bedtime stories and songs to help wind down the day and settle into sleep. Look for the link on our Facebook Page or email Michelle at si.michelle@4cls.org and ask for the link.

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. 

Teen Programing

1st & 3rd Wednesday In-Person Teen Nights 6:00-7:30

If you are in 7th-12th Grade, please join us on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month, for In-Person Teen Nights. Registration is required, as space is limited! So call 607.563.1200 ~or~ email Miss Cassandra at si.cassandra@4cls.org to reserve your space.
We will play games, do crafts, or just hang out! Pizza will be provided! Any questions, just contact Miss Cassandra!

Kids/Teens

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Parent/Caregivers Resources

NYS Parenting Portal
A parenting resource by The Council on Children and Families, this portal provides parents and caregivers with multiple tips, tools and resources to enhance the roles of parent and caregiver.

Family Literacy Calendar
DayByDayNY early literacy website for young children and their families. Each day you will find an interactive eBook, songs, videos, poems, and activities, all focused around promoting early literacy. Also includes additional resources for literacy and health information, arts & crafts, public library locator, and map of museums in New York State.