Judy Petrosillo

The Every Child a Reader organization is dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.

According to Earthday.org, the first Earth Day was in 1970 when human energy was officially channeled toward environmental issues.

When someone mentions March Madness, it is difficult to determine if they are talking about basketball, politics, or the weather.  Perhaps they are referring to all the activity at the library.

Through the database link on the Berne Public Library's website, you can access an incredible amount of knowledge.  There is an article on goats by Robert J.

Limerick is the capital of County Limerick, one of the 32 counties making up Ireland. A limerick is also a comic verse, frequently nonsensical, explained as follows:

— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Tim Gerard poses with his picture of a mother doe and her fawn, “Backyard Visitors,” which won the Adult Division People's Choice award. Sixteen adults entered 38 photographs in the Berne Library contest. Patricia Aronson won the grand prize; she was first in the category “Backyard Visitor”; Erin Bremer was second, and Marilyn Naradolillo was third. In “Hilltown Charm,” Bremer was first, Heather Curvin was second, and Heidi Johnson was third; in “Up Close and Personal,” Sandra K
— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Ashley Scofield stands in front of her photo, in “View From My Door,” which won the Junior Division Grand Prize and Junior Division People's Choice awards in the Berne Library’s contest. Nine people entered a total of 15 photos in the Junior Division. Kaelyn LoBalbo won first place in the category “Backyard Visitor.” In “Hilltown Charm,” Hannah Young was first, Nathan Weis was second, and Scofield was third. In “Up Close and Personal,” Scofield was first, Weis was second, and Ca
— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Patricia Aronson won the Adult Division Grand Prize in the Berne Library’s photo contest.

English philosopher Francis Bacon said, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." It seems that only the reader can decide which is which.

"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" wrote Dr. Seuss.

February is Library Lovers' Month; a great time to explore why libraries are loved.  It may be the free access to books and movies or perhaps it is the ability to serve as a community hub. 

In the picture book “Groundhog Stays Up Late” by Margery Cuyler, the groundhog plays instead of preparing for winter. This procrastination causes problems for his winter hibernation.

A current debate examines the value of teaching cursive writing in our schools. The Common Core initiative requires keyboarding skills but fails to mention cursive writing.

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