Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A woman and her granddaughter came to the Berne Public Library last week. They are on a quest to visit all twenty-nine libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System.  At each library they borrow books. This is easy because their library cards are good at any public library in Albany and Rensselaer counties. The items can be returned at any UHLS library because of the courier system. What a wonderful way to see the area while emphasizing the importance of reading.  

Teen night

Teens can feel comfortable in a library, especially when it is closed. Teens take over the library on Friday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Join in on the fun with Tag, the teen advisory group. Plan on some unusual competitions at this month's event.  

Knit Wits

After celebrating Father's Day, those who knit or crochet are invited to the library for Knit Wits. The group meets on Sunday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Work on your own project while enjoying conversations with other adults.

Preschool program

The first day of summer will be here next Saturday.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to the library on Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. to hear stories about this season. The program includes activities and a craft. 

Summer reading program

Of course, the best part of summer is the summer reading program at the library.  This year the topic is science, and includes a lot of hands-on fun. Our first special event is Wednesday, June 25, at 3 p.m.  Children ages five or six are invited to investigate dinosaurs and make fossils.  Free books on dinosaurs will be distributed during this program. The book is called Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs.  Please register at the library by calling 872-1246 or e-mail

Happy Father's Day to all those great dads who make sure visits to the library are a part of their family's routine.