Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Book Discussion – Tues 4/21

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday 4/21 at 11:30am. They will discuss the book The Daring Ladies of Lowell by author Kate Alcott. All are welcome at these meetings.

If you would like to start reading for the May book club meeting, you can pick up a copy of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty from our circulation desk.

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Children’s Program Changes

If you enjoy attending one of our many children’s programs, or would like to start, please be aware of the recent changes that have been made. You can find all updated descriptions on the Children & Teens page of the library website, or pick up a copy of the kids’ calendar (with notes on the back) at our circulation desk.

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Seed Swap This Spring

The Sidney Library will be part of a county-wide Seed Swap program now through the end of May. Look for the old fashioned card catalog, which will be full of seed packets (flowers, vegetables, and herbs). You are welcome to take what you will use for your own garden.

In addition, if you have leftover seeds from 2014 or 2015, you can bring them in to share with others. It is a fun and free way to see what types of seeds are out there, and to add some variety to your garden. We hope you enjoy them!

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National Library Week – 4/12 to 4/18

Help us celebrate National Library Week, which was designed to acknowledge the contributions of our nation’s libraries and promote library use. What can you do? Invite a friend to sign up for a free library card, or come visit us yourself.

Did you know:

  • Our library has a large selection of DVD’s to borrow. This ranges from big blockbusters like The Avengers to independent and foreign films. Many of these titles are not available on streaming sites like Netflix. Come see what we have to offer.
  • We get new books almost every week. Whether you’re looking for cookbooks, historical biographies, picture books for your kids, or something to read on vacation, we have an excellent variety. If you’d like something we don’t have, we can almost always request it from another library for you.
  • If you prefer listening to books, we have a large selection of audiobooks (books on CD) that are alphabetized by author. We have audiobooks for all reading levels: children, young adult, and adult.

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Masonville Branch Library – New Hours

Beginning April 1, 2015, the Masonville Branch Library has new hours:

Tues 3:30 – 7:00
Wed 3:30 – 7:00
Thurs 3:30 – 7:00
Fri 1:00 – 5:00
Sat 10:00 – 2:00

Closed Sundays and Mondays

 

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Featured Artist for April – Meg Anderson Argo

During the month of April, stop by our Smart Community Room and see the beautiful drawings of Meg Anderson Argo. Ms. Argo, who was a professional photographer for 20 years, also does pastel drawings which will be on display. She is inspired by nature, including the mountains of upstate New York and the ocean views of Cape Cod. Feel free to visit the exhibit any time the library is open.

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Library Closed – Sunday 4/5

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Sidney Library will be closed on Sunday 4/5. We will resume normal hours on Monday.

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Beneficial Insects Program – Tues 4/7

We often find bugs annoying, but there are lots of insects that help keep gardens and plants healthy. If you would like to learn more about beneficial insects and the types of plants that attract them, you will not want to miss our upcoming program. On Tuesday 4/7 at 6:30pm, Linda Svoboda from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present on this topic. Veteran and new gardeners alike are sure to learn a few tips from Ms. Svoboda. We hope you will join us for this free program.

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Spring is Coming!

If you love plants, or would like to learn more about gardening this spring, check out our excellent nonfiction books about gardening, plants, and flowers. In the adult nonfiction section, items are sorted into categories and our gardening books are located from 630’s all the way to 635’s. There are general gardening books, special techniques such as square foot gardening, and much more.

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Library Stats for 2014

A big thanks goes out to YOU – our patrons. You stopped in more than 50,000 times to the Sidney, Sidney Center, and Masonville libraries to borrow books, rent DVD’s, play with puppets, or attend one of our 497 different programs in 2014.

For a small town we are proud to offer a variety of children’s, young adult, and adult books – both fiction and non-fiction. Last year you borrowed over 93,000 books, and this year we hope there will be even more books circulated.

We love getting to know you and your families, and helping you save money by borrowing our library books and DVD’s for free.