In 1996 the library added the Fred and Irene Smart Community Room with generous donations from their trust and estate funds. The room is available to the community during library hours and should be reserved ahead of time.

Booking the Room

The Smart Community Room is available for bookings of groups up to 40 people at this time. Please contact Keiko at 607-563-1200 or reserve the room using the links above.


Verified Local (Sidney School District) Non-Profit & Community Organizations – There is no charge for local non-profits or Community Organizations.

Verified Non-Local Non-Profit Organizations – $15 for the first hour, $10 per hour beyond that.

For Profit & Private Event Pricing – $25 for the first hour, $15 per hour beyond that.

*All reservations must be made in 1 hour increments. You must provide proof of non-profit
status to receive the nonprofit rate.* (Effective July 1st 2022)

Payment must be made one week prior to the event. Final approval of the room reservation will occur upon receipt of payment.

The library reserves the right to assess a custodial charge subject to the nature of the program.


Groups can reserve the room no more than twice per month.

The meeting areas are available during library-staffed hours unless special arrangements are made.

Meetings and setup for meetings can begin no earlier than one half hour before library opens. Meetings should end fifteen minutes before the library closes unless special arrangements are made.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis.