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About Us – Minutes and Policies

Mission Statement

The mission of the Berne Public Library is to meet the needs of the community by providing resources for lifelong learning and entertainment.

Berne Public Library Trustees for 2017

  • President  – JoAnne Brady
  • V. President –  Lisa Raymond
  • Secretary – Becky Waldenmaier
  • Treasurer – Marion Burghart
  • Member – Ted Borys
  • Member – Ellen Doolin
  • Member –  Janet Adams
  • Member – Missy Worden

Trustees meet on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30.  By-laws = Berne Public Library Board of Trustees Bylaws

Staff

  • Manager/Director – Judy Petrosillo
  • Library Assistant, Youth Services – Kathy Stempel
  • Library Clerk – Jodi Ebel, Sandra Kisselback, and MaryJo McKeon

Trustee Meeting Minutes

Trustees Apr 14, 2016 (1)

May-2016-minutes

June-2016-minutes

July-2016-minutes

August-2016-minutes

September-2016-minutes

October 2016 minutes

November 2016 minutes

December 2016 minutes

January 2017 Minutes

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Strategic Plan – based on the community survey and focus groups

Strategic Plan for BPL 2016 – 2019

2015 Community Survey – docs.google.com/…VZADp-80Bs/viewanalytics

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Library Budget 2017  Library Budget 2017

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Policies

Late Fees –  $.10 per day for overdue books, audiobooks, movies on DVDs, books on CDs, and music CDs;  $1.00 per day for overdue NEW DVDs.

Disaster Plan –  disaster-plan

Internet Policy – internet-policy

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Annual Narrative – What happened at the library in 2015?  The annual narrative is a one-page summary of the year.

Annual Narrative 2015 for Berne Public Library

History

The Town of Berne Free Library was charted in 1962. Its first location was up the hill from the bridge in town. After a vehicular collision in 1968 made the building unusable, the library moved to the Old Berne Hotel.  This building also housed the town offices and the museum.   In 1996, the library changed its name to the Berne Public Library.  The library moved to 1763 Helderberg Trail on October 19, 2013.  The building was formerly St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church built in 1961.  It was renovated to accommodate the library.

History of the Berne Library.  Click on this sentence to link to a powerpoint presentation