Information from your local library

Wee Build – Tuesday, August 1 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 on building in nature.

Music in the Park, Wednesday August 2 @ 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.

  • August 2 – Slim Pick’ins
  • August 9 –  The Bluestones

Building Crew – Thursday, August 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

Ages 5-12 are invited to the last Build a Better World program.  Join Ms. Kathy at 6:30 p.m. to investigate natural builders in your environment – like beavers!

Teen Action Group – Friday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Library is closed to the public but not to the teens.  Join Ms. Kathy for teen only activities including engineering mystery bags.

Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, August 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

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”.

SRP Finale for ages 1 to 18 – Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m.

If you are from ages 1 to 18 and participated in the summer programs, signed up on Beanstack, handed in a log of your reading minutes, and/or completed an incentive challenge, then you are invited to this event.

Build with food and then enjoy eating it while we hand out prizes for completing an incentive challenge and/or meeting our summer reading goal (500 minutes).

Please register for this event so we have enough food!

Boopsie is here!

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) presents a brand new way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now 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!

Summer Activities at the Library

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.