Information from your local library

Altamont Fair – 8/13, 8/14, and 8/19

Visit the Berne Public Library in the Sponsor’s tent, 11-8 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday.

Summer Challenge for Adults due on September 7

This summer, the library challenges all adults to complete 5 out of 11 choices for your summer pleasure.  Submit your challenge sheet by September 7 and win a prize!  Review your books and there is a chance for a special prize.  Review books on paper or on Beanstack.  Sign in to beanstack at (or simply click on Beanstack in the right column of this website).

Challenge is here =  2018 srp challenge for adults

Library Expedition Kick Off- August 28, 6:00-7:30

Bring your family along to meet Piggy and Elephant


from the popular series by Mo Willems.

Pick up your map and learn about the challenges that face you and your family/team for the UHLS Library Expedition.

Friends of the Library Meeting, Sept. 5 @ 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in supporting the library is welcome at the Friends of the Library meeting on Wednesday, September 5.  Join us at 7 p.m.

SRP Finale for Adults & Book Club, Sunday Sept. 9 @ 6 p.m.

Pot Luck Supper at 6 p.m.  Bring a dish to share.  Discussion of the best of summer reads from the 2018 SRP Challenge along with prizes.

Library Board of Trustees, Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The Library Board of Trustees meeting is on Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

Tweens/Teens Night – Friday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 10 is the night tweens/teens have the library for themselves.  The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. for ages 11-18.

Dutch Oven Program – September 15, 7:00 P.M.

John Valachovic will be giving a demonstration on how to cook, clean, and preserve cast iron Dutch Ovens.

Museum Passes Available

The Berne Public Library has museum passes for you to borrow.

  1. The USS Slater
  2. MiSci- Museum of Innovation and Science
  3. Clark Art Institute
  4. Albany Institute of History & Art

Your library card also gives you a $2.00 discount at VIA Aquarium.

Knit Wits resumes in the fall

The Knit Wits take a summer break and will resume in the fall.  Stay tuned.

Real People, Real Dollars – See How Much You Save!

How much do you save by using the library?  There is a library calculator to help you figure it out.  Click on the following link:  Library Value Calculator.


UHLS Mobile App for Your Smart Phone and Tablets

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) presents another way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties offer an app called UHLS Mobile, available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.

The app’s features include the ability to search the UHLS catalog; check the status of a library card account; place physical items (such as books, CDs and DVDs) on hold so they can be picked up at the library; discover and access digitally distributed items like ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines; and connect users to other information such as library hours and program calendars. The app even can scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see whether our library owns a copy of a specific title—and place a request for that book right away.

For more information and to download UHLS Mobile, go to   If you have any questions, please ask!