Welcome to the Sidney Public Library


Due to the changing Covid-19 situation, the Sidney Public Library has decided to remained closed for the time being for the protection of library staff and patrons.

Curbside pickup will still be available, along with electronic books and audiobooks, and free wifi in our parking lot.

Our staffed hours will remain 10am-2pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Call the library during those hours to request checkout and curbside pickup or if you have any questions.


Your Sidney Public Library On-Line Account


Click here to download a document about how to using our card catalog and managing your account online.



We want you to join the SPL Book Club!  It meets the third Tuesday morning of each month.  In March, we will be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

Before We Were Yours

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Cribbage returns to Tuesday nights!

Cribbage Night 2020

Library in Fall

Sidney Public Library

1002 Illinois St.
P.O. 479
Sidney, Iowa, 51652

Fax 712-374-6203

Library Events

Check out the Upcoming Events listed on the right side of the home page.  Click on any event for additional details.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.