We now have Sensory Kits to borrow.

Calendar of Events

Click the Calendar below to view it better and click on the image to the right to see more details about this month’s programs!

Also, click here for our monthly library newsletter to know of other events happening!

Free Books for Kids

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 5 times a year! Click here to download the application.

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.

Children’s Programs

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

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 3:30-4:15pm

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 3:00-4:30pm

~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!

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!

Tuesday Story Time 10:00am

This is an in-person program at 10:00 am every Tuesday. All ages welcome! Join us for songs and stories, and a themed craft or activity follows. Program lasts 30-45 minutes. Registration is recommended, so call 607.563.1200 to register, or email Miss Connie at si.connie@4cls.org.

(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.)

1st & 3rd Tuesday Music for Munchkins 10:45am

This is an in-person program that is held at 10:45 am on the first and third Tuesday of the month. This program is for children up to age 5 and pairs nicely with our PreK Library Learners program. We’ll have fun with musical instruments, songs, movement activities. Registration is recommended, so call 607.563.1200 to register, or email Miss Connie at si.connie@4cls.org.

2nd & 4th Tuesday Pre-K Library Learners 10:45am

This is an in-person program at 10:45 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 recommended, so call 607.563.1200 to register, or email Miss Connie at si.connie@4cls.org.

2nd & 4th Wednesday PreK STEM 11:00am

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

For preschool age children, these words have a different meaning than you might expect. Science is simply learning about the world and how things work. Why does it rain? What is sour? How far will my paper airplane fly? Technology is anything we use to get something done. Adults assume this means computers and other electronics, but it can be something as simple as a spoon to move a pile of sand from one place to another. Children are engineers whenever they play. They build with blocks, glue pieces of cardboard together to make a car, or even mold wet sand to make castles. As they are doing all of these things, they are innately doing math. They compare sizes and shapes to choose the piece they want. They recognize which bag of marbles has more than the other. They count dots on dice and spaces on a board to play games.

Our program builds on their natural curiosity as they explore and learn. We encourage them to experiment and draw their own conclusions rather than tell them what will happen. Bring your 3- to 5-year-old along at 11:00 am on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and watch them use their imaginations to grow and develop skills.

Teen Programing

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

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.