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, soon to be Gamer’s Guild 3:00-4:30pm

Gamer’s Guild meets every Monday 3:00-4:30 with Miss Cassandra, for ages 8-17. Participants will have the opportunity to play Minecraft and Roblox on our computers! If all the computers are in use, we will have the participants take turns. There will be iPads, other tech toys such as robots, and one featured non-computer game to play with while they wait.
If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.

Tuesday Story Time 10:00am

This is an in-person program at 10:00 am every Tuesday. All ages welcome! Join us for stories, songs, and a themed craft. Program lasts 30-40 minutes.
If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@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.
If you have any questions, call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@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 do theme-related learning activities in the form of games to help your preschooler prepare for school. Practice letter sheets will be available to do or to take with you.
If you have any questions, call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@4cls.org.

Tuesday Lego Club: Zoom Lego 2:30-3:15 

Lego Club- Builders of all ages wanted!

Join us every Tuesday 2:30-3:15 on Zoom for a NEW Lego challenge AND share your Lego Masterpiece from the week we haven’t see you! Participants will be given a themed Lego challenge to complete in a certain amount of time and we will share our creations once the time is up. Here is our Zoom link: 
https://us05web.zoom.us/j/84960413394?pwd=T1JERkl2NENCaXFiZmJucnViTW9wZz09

If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.
Happy Building!         – Miss Cassandra

Tuesday Lego Club: In-Person 3:15-4:30

Join us every Tuesday 3:15-4:30 in the PCC for Lego Club! Create your own masterpiece or ask Miss Cassandra for a challenge to create with the Legos we have downstairs! Designs will be displayed in the case within the PCC for the next week.

If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.
Happy Building!         – Miss Cassandra

2nd Wednesday PreK STEM 11:00am

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.
(STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.)

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.

If you have any questions, call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@4cls.org.

4th Wednesday PreK Discovery Time 10:00am

PreK Discovery Time is held at 10:00 am on the fourth Wednesday of the month for 3- to 5-year-olds.

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!

If you have any questions, call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@4cls.org.

4th Wednesday Baby Storytime 11:00am

Join us in the Children’s area for an interactive Storytime for babies, ages 0-24 months on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Early literacy fun will include songs, read-a-louds, finger plays, flannel board stories and body movement.
If you have any questions, call or email Miss Monica at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.monica@4cls.org.

Wednesday TAG Club 3:00-4:00pm

If you are in 7th-12th Grade, please join us in the PCC each Wednesday 3:00-4:00 for Teen Advisory Group. Participants will be involved in projects such as creating Escape Rooms, all while learning cooperative skills and leadership.
If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.

Wednesday Tales with a Tail 3:30-4:30pm

Come to the library and read with Mrs. Bacon and therapy dog Cadbury! Bring a book or find one to read in our Children’s section and enjoy your 15 minute reading session with the precious chocolate lab.
*Registration is required, contact Miss Monica at si.monica@4cls.org to register!*

Thursday Crafts & Creations w/ Miss Cassandra 3:00-4:30pm

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.
If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.

Friday Tweens & Teens Club 3:00-4:30pm

If you are in 5th-12th Grade, please join us in the PCC each Friday 3:00-4:30 for the Tweens & Teens 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 participants will get to try out our Oculus Headsets and play games. We will also begin using the 3-D Printer and learn basics in Design!
If you have any questions, just call or email Miss Cassandra at 607.563.1200 ~or~ si.cassandra@4cls.org.

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.


We have Sensory Kits to borrow.