The goal of the Sidney Public Library is to provide library resources that encourage and inform a society in a community whose residents represent broad interests. This goal is accomplished by taking an active approach to meeting ever-changing community needs for informational and recreational library materials in all formats, by exercising community leadership in education, and by providing cost-effective library services including cooperative efforts through the Nebraska Library Commission and the
Panhandle Library System.
As the largest city in the largest wheat-producing county in Nebraska, Sidney is an integral part of life in Cheyenne County. The Sidney Public Library serves the entire county. The library’s bookmobile serves Cheyenne and Kimball counties.
The Sidney Public Library is a full-service library and, as such, offers a wide range of programs and services. The library carries almost 50,000 volumes of books for adults and children, large-print books, audio/video items, puzzles and magazines. We offer an exceptional children’s reading program; there are pre-school story hours along with story time for school-age children; our summer reading program has entertained children for decades. We also offer an adult reading program during the summer.
The library boasts a genealogy room for those interested in searching their family trees, and we have an extensive genealogical collection, through a collaboration with the Cheyenne County Genealogical Society. We are the repository for the Sidney Sun and Sidney Telegraph newspapers, and hold the microfilm for those papers from the newspaper’s inception in the 1870s to the present.
The Library offers an online library catalog, wireless internet, and word processing computers. For your relaxation the library has an outdoor reading garden.
Sidney Public Library
1112 12th Ave
PO Box 119
Sidney, NE 69162