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 2023-2024:
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.
Youth & Teen Programs
Monday Minecraft Club 3:00-4:30pm
Minecraft Club meets every Monday 3:00-4:30 with Miss Cassandra, for ages 8-17. Participants will have the opportunity to complete challenges, work together, and have free-build time! If all the computers are in use, we will have the participants take turns. There will be ipads & other tech toys to play with while they wait. Any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Lego Club: Zoom Lego 2:30-3:15
Lego Club- Builders of all ages wanted!
Zoom Lego: Join us every Tuesday 2:30-3:15 for a NEW Lego challenge AND share your Lego Masterpiece! Participants will be given a “big” Lego challenge to complete and we will share our creations. If there is time, a “quick” challenge will be issued. Here is our Zoom link:
Happy Building! – Miss Cassandra
Tuesday Lego Club: In-Person 3:15-4:30
In-Person Lego: Join us every Tuesday 3:15-4:30 in the children’s area for Lego Club! Create your own masterpiece or ask Miss Cassandra for a challenge!
Happy Building! – Miss Cassandra
2nd Wednesday PreK STEM 11:00am
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 and creating art. 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. They use samples to make their own unique creations. (STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.)
Our STEM/STEAM program builds on their natural curiosity as they explore, learn and create. Bring your 3- to 5-year-old along at 11:00 am on the second Wednesday of the month and watch them use their imaginations to grow and develop skills.
4th Wednesday PreK Tablet Time 11:00am
Online applications (apps) on our library tablets provide preschoolers with an age-appropriate learning experience. The library iPads have pre-loaded educational apps suitable for preschool age children and will be introduced and available for children to use during the program time. The iPads will provide fun and educational activities, games, puzzles and opportunities to create. Children can explore and learn about numbers, the alphabet, animals, patterns, and robots.
There will also be sensory bins and activities to let your child explore!
Our tablet time program will provide children access to explore and learn. Bring your 3- to 5-year-old along at 11:00 am on the fourth Wednesday of the month and watch them use our iPads to develop a working understanding of the tablets while having fun learning.
Wednesday Teen Club 3:00-5:00pm
If you are in 7th-12th Grade, please join us in the PCC each Wednesday 3:00-5:00 for Teen Club. Participants will get to play on the computers, do crafts, hang out, eat snacks, and more! The last Wednesday of each month we will have a Game-Time where Teens will get to try out our NEW Oculus Headsets and play games. We will also begin using the 3-D Printer and learn basics in Design! Any questions call or email Miss Cassandra.
Thursday Crafts & Creations w/Miss Cassandra 3:00-4:30pm (Cancelled until Jan. 2024)
This 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! We meet each Thursday 3:00-4:30. Each month we will have an Artist Spotlight and create a work of Art reflecting that Artist. Any questions call or email Miss Cassandra.
Friday Tween Club 3:00-4:30pm
If you are in 5th-7th Grade, please join us in the PCC each Friday 3:00-4:30 for the Tween Club. Participants will get to play on the computers, do crafts, hang out, eat snacks, and more! The last Friday of each month we will have a Tech Time where Tweens will get to try out our NEW Oculus Headsets and play games. We will also begin using the 3-D Printer and learn basics in Design! Any questions call or email Miss Cassandra.
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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.