Judy Petrosillo

Hats off to the volunteers, Friends of the Library, the town of Berne, the library trustees, the library staff, and those who contributed toward making the new Berne Public Library a reality.

The Berne Public Library is now open at its new location, 1763 Helderberg Trail, next to the Berne-Knox-Westerlo bus garage.

The fabulous volunteers who helped on Saturday, Oct. 12, did a fantastic job moving furniture into the new library.  Thank you.

Children in reading dog programs were shown to increase their reading skills by 12 to 20 percent over those not in a reading dog program according to a 2010 study at UC Davis.

Journalist B.C. Forbes said, "It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."  

September 22 to 28 is Banned Book Week. The American Library Association hopes to draw attention to the harms of censorship by celebrating the freedom to read.

After many years of anticipation, the move to a new location will be occurring soon. Phase 1 of the building renovations are almost complete.

September brings two things to mind: time to go back to school and time to harvest the garden before the first frost.

Labor Day is a national holiday for recognizing the economic and social contributions of workers.  The Berne Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept.

Where did the summer go? With the last week of summer vacation approaching, it is time for children and young adults to finish their assigned summer reading for school.


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