Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Berne covers 64.8 square miles while the town of Knox includes 41.9 square miles. Since the Berne Public Library is located in the southwest corner of Berne, it is easy to see why stopping by may not be convenient. The staff prefers face to face interactions but they are not necessary.

Library services

There is a way to use the free services at the library without having to travel.  All you need is access to the Internet.  Visit our website, and click on Find ebooks and audiobooks in the right side column.  That link will take you to the Upper Hudson Library System OverDrive site where you can browse for titles. Use your library card to download e-books or e-audiobooks to your computer, iPods, iPads, Nooks, Kindles, smartphones, and more.

No high speed Internet access at your house?  That makes it worth a trip to the library to use the computers or WiFi.  No library card? Register for a free card at the library. Limited knowledge of e-devices?  Sign up for a one-on-one session with the library staff at 1 p.m., on Tuesdays or 5 p.m., on Thursdays.

Family night

Enjoy a family night out in the Hilltowns. This month's movie at the library is an animation including pirates and fairies. The film is rated G and begins at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, June 6.  The movie is projected onto a large screen in the community room.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Game night

If you need a break from electronic devices, join other adults on Sunday, June 8 for some old-fashioned fun.  Game night starts at 7 p.m., and involves board games such as Clue, Scrabble, and Settlers of Catan.

Father’s Day

Father's Day is next Sunday.  Preschool children are invited to the library on Tuesday, June 10 to celebrate dads.  Join Kathy at 11 a.m. for stories and activities that develop literacy skills in a fun way.  This week's craft will be a present to give a father.  

Memoir writing group

Interested in writing down memories of Dad to share with your family and community.  The memoir writing group meets on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m.  All interested adults are invited to attend.  Bring a story to share.

Board meets

The library board of trustees will meet on Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss library business.  This is an open meeting and community members are encouraged to attend.  


Teens should grab a friend, and head to the library on Friday, June 13.  TAG (teen advisory group) takes over the library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with fun activities and competitions. Hope to see you there.