Due to Covid, at this time all programs are virtual. Look under our “Virtual Programs” menu option for our large selection of virtual programs!

Calendar of Events

Click here for our June 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 2020-2021:
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

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!

On break until September 2021: Virtual Crafts with Ms. Cassandra is an online craft program that has been designed for different school aged children. Each week will have a different craft/activity. Just tune in to Facebook on Thursdays @ 3:30pm for a NEW Virtual Craft Video. These videos will also be uploaded to our website each month, so if you don’t have Facebook you can still watch the video. Look under our Virtual menu option on the front page. Remember, because these are videos you can watch them at anytime or pause the video at any time. We DO NOT want you going to the store to get supplies. We have to-go Craft Kits available upon request. Just call 607.563.1200 and ask for Ms. Cassandra. Please allow 24 hours notice.

Hybrid LEGO Club — Builders of all ages wanted!
Builders will use their own LEGOs to try to complete the challenge we announce. In-person spots are limited so call 563-1200 to sign up. If you would like to participate in our Zoom Share, please join us at 3:30pm every Wednesday via the Zoom link below. You may also submit photos of your completed challenge – or – your latest LEGO masterpiece by emailing Ms. Cassandra at si.cassandra@4cls.org – or – to our Facebook Messenger. Photos will be featured the following Wednesday. Please include the name and age of the participant. Please DO NOT include your child in the photo, unless you have completed our library photo release form. Any questions, please email Ms. Cassandra. Happy Building! Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Hybrid Minecraft Club meets at 3:30pm every Tuesday, via Zoom and in-person. In-person spots are limited so call 563-1200 to sign up. Participants must register through the Zoom link, as space is limited. Participants must download their own FREE copy of Minecraft Education Edition. They will receive their sign-on and access into our private Minecraft world where Ms. Cassandra will give an objective for the day. There will be time for “free build” at the end. Any questions, please email MS. Cassandra at si.cassandra@4cls.org. Register here in advance for this meeting.

Zoom and Hybrid 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 Sarah at si.sarah@4cls.org.

Zoom 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 Sarah at si.sarah@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.

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 Sarah 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 Sarah at si.sarah@4cls.org.

Zoom Story Time is a virtual program offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. All ages welcome. Join us for songs and stories, and on Tuesdays a themed craft or activity follows. Program lasts 30-45 minutes. Registration is required so look on our Facebook Page for the invitation to register, or email Miss Sarah at si.sarah@4cls.org.

Virtual Family Pajama Story Time 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 Sarah at si.sarah@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. 

Programs for Middle & High School Students


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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.