Information from your local library

School Ends and Summer Activities Begin

This summer all age groups will be Building a Better World!  Sign up at the library or sign up on-line at Beanstack by clicking the icon in the right hand column.  Information packages for each age group are also available here:

For children, there are free events to attend and reading minutes to log in and incentive sheets to complete.  Do one, two or all three of these things!

  • For ages birth to 5 years, attend the Wee Build programs at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
  • For ages 6 to 12 years, be a part of the Building Crew which meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
  • For ages 13 to 18 years, attend the monthly TAG event at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14 & August 4.

There are also events and a reading challenge for adults.  Each book review submitted gives you a better chance in the Silent Auction on Sunday, September 10.

Wee Build – Tuesday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Build a better world with events for ages birth to 5.  Join Ms. Kathy at 10:30 a.m. for stories, activities, and a craft.

Building Crew – Thursday, June 29 @ 6:30 p.m.

Ages 5-12 are invited to Build a Better World.  Join Ms. Kathy at 6:30 p.m. to explore bridges and skyscrapers.

Library Closed – Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day

Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday, July 5 @ 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Friends is Wednesday, July 5 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in supporting the library should attend this meeting.  Discussion will focus on Music in the Park and Summerfest.

Membership dues is collected in May and June.  Please consider being a member of the Friends with a payment of $15 per individual and $25 per family.

Jester Jim on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Jester Jim will perform a beatbox and comedy show on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Berne Community and Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne.

Free Admission.  Show for the entire family.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, July 13

Library business is discussed on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. by the Library Board of Trustees.  This is an open meeting and the community is encouraged to attend.  Minutes from previous meetings are available on the page “About Us”.

Music in the Park, Wednesday July 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of songs (and dancing if you choose) at the Town of Berne Park, Rte. 443 (between Routes 1 & 9), Berne.  The concerts begin at 6:30 and go till dusk.  Admission is free.  Refreshments are available for purchase from the Friends of the Berne Library.

  • July 12 –  Just a Bunch of Guys
  • July 19 –  WoodchuckWood
  • July 26 – Two’s Company
  • August 2 – Slim Pick’ins
  • August 9 –  The Bluestones