Information from your local library

Artful You – Making Jewelry Monday, February 5 @ 6:30 p.m.

Cheryl Jones will instruct you on making sterling silver earring with stones and beads.  These unique creations will be perfect as Valentine’s Day gifts.  The program is designed for adults and young adults.  A material fee of $7.50 a pair, a fraction of what they would be to purchase.  Registration required.  Limited to 8 participants.

Friends of the Library Meeting – Wednesday, February 7 @ 7 p.m.

The Friends of the Library meet Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.  Anyone interested in supporting the library should attend this meeting.

Teen Action Group – Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Library is closes to the public at 6:00 but opens to the teens at 6:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, February 8 @ 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”.


Book Club, Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Adults interested in discussion of books are welcome at the Sunday Book Club.

The group usually meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.  Due to the Super Bowl, this month’s meeting will be on February 11.  Join in the conversation about Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

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!

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.

Family Playtime – Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

The community room of the library is reserved for Family Play Time on Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..  Legos, Duplos, puzzles, toys, and games are available for children to play with.  This is a great place to gather with other families in the community.