Information from your local library

Walk to the Moon- Saturday, Dec. 15@8:30 A.M.

Meet at the library for a half hour walk. If there is bad weather we will exercise to a video.The challenge is to walk to the moon by April 30. For more information go to 

Tween/Teen Night=Steampunk Event- Dec. 14th @ 6:30

All about Steampunk, craft, books and fun.

Knit Wits, Sunday, December 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Bring your own project to crochet or knit.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversations with other crafters.

Storytime-Tuesday, December 18 @ 10:30

Hear the sounds of the holiday with a special singing guest. You will also get a chance to smell the fragrance of the holidays.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Dec. 18 @ 5:00

Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information visit


Library Closed, December 24 & 25

Happy Holidays.

Puppet Show – Thursday, Dec. 27 @ 1:00

Join your friends as we follow the puppet story titled The Pirate of Book Island by the Puppet People.

Library Closed – December 31 & January 1

Museum Passes Available

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

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

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

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!

Support the Library while Shopping Amazon

If you order from Amazon, please enter their website by clicking the Amazon Smile logo on the right side of this page.  For each purchase, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a percentage to the Friends of the Town of Berne Library at no additional cost to you.  You will need to register the first time by choosing the non-profit organization that you would like to have benefit from your purchases.  Enter Friends of the Town of Berne Library Inc.  Thank you for your support.