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Knit Wits: Sunday, October 15 at 7 p.m.

Bring your own project to knit or crochet.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversation with other adults.  This group is also willing to show new comers how to knit and crochet.  Come with an idea for a project and they will show you what you need and how to do it.

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.

New York Times Best Sellers at Your Library, September 17, 2017

 The Berne Public Library has the following New York Times Best Sellers (Sept. 17, 2017) in our collection.  If the fiction book is less than 5 months old, our copy can not be requested on-line but you may take it off the shelf when you come to the library. You may want to call (872-1246) to see if it is available.  Recent arrivals are noted on our “newly ordered”  page.
1.  Glass Houses by Louise Penny
2.  Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
3.  The Right Time by Danielle Steel
4.  The Store by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
5.   Camino Island by John Grisham
7.  Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
8.  The Late Show by Michael Connelly
9.  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
11. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
12.  Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
14.  Into the Water by Paula Hawkin 
1.  Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
2.  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
5.  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
6.  Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
7.  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
13.  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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.

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