Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Closed 12/24 & 12/25

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Due to the Christmas holiday, the Sidney Library will be closed all day on both December 24th and December 25th. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and we will see you when we reopen on the 26th.

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Kids Holiday Craft Time 12/22

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With school being closed on Monday, December 22nd, is your child looking for something fun to do? Join us at the Sidney Library at 2pm when kids will be able to create a homemade ornament for their own tree or to give as a gift.

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Featured Artist for December – Jim Bryden

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Starting on December 20th, the work of Jim Bryden will be on display in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Bryden is a stonecutter from Sidney Center who also creates beautiful quilts. These quilts will be on display and we encourage you to view them whenever the Sidney Library is open.

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Holiday Card Workshop 12/14

15263273424_ce896ae280_mJoin us on Sunday December 14th at 1pm to create some handmade cards. Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will provide the materials and support to make your own greeting cards For $6, you can walk away with six unique greeting cards to use this holiday season. Registration is required: you can do so online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk.

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Mug Rug Workshop 12/13

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Interested in learning some beginning sewing skills? Join us for the ‘mug rug’ workshop on Saturday December 13th,  9:30am – 12:30pm in the Smart Community Room. These small mats / coasters would be great to keep or give as a gift. There is a materials fee of $5 and registration is required (online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk).

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New at the Library: Kids Club

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Kids in grades K-6 are invited to stop by the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30pm and check out the new Kids Club. Downstairs in the PCC (Public Computing Center) we will meet to play games, do team challenges, make crafts, and more. We hope you will join us for some fun!

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Model Train Program and Movie 12/6

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The Sidney Library is excited to host John Neumann on Saturday December 6th at 12:30pm. Mr. Neumann will have his electric train set on display while we show the holiday movie The Polar Express on the big screen in the Smart Community Room. Adults and children alike are invited to come enjoy the movie and chat with John about trains. We hope you will join us!

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Computer Classes in December

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Do you know someone who would like to learn more about using their computer? The Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will teach these workshops and more in December:

  • Shopping for Tech (Dec. 4th) – we will provide help choosing a technological gift that best suits that special someone on your gift list.
  • Creating Holiday Cards and Tags (Dec. 11th) – learn to create your own holiday cards and tags using Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Music and Audio Apps (Dec. 19th) – Learn how to use your device to listen to music, talk shows, and podcasts.
  • Get Help with New Devices (Dec. 29th 9:30 – 11am, and Dec. 30th 11-1) – Did you receive a new device for Christmas and would like help getting acquainted with it? Stop in with the device and we will help you get it set up.

For the full list, check the PCC Calendar online. All classes require registration except “Get Help with New Devices”, so please register online, by calling the library (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.

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Weather Reminder

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When the Sidney Central School district is closed for a snow day, the Sidney Library will open at 11am instead of 9am. Story time would also be cancelled. For further library closing details, you can check YNN Closings list online or listen to the local radio stations.

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Library Closing Early

Due to the bad weather, the Sidney Library will close at 2pm today, Wednesday, November 26th. Don’t forget we will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Be safe and we will see you Friday.