Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

School has ended and that means more time for fun at the Berne Public Library. In case you haven't heard, the 2014 national theme for the summer reading program (SRP) is science. The SRP is a great way to keep in touch with friends, prevent summer learning loss, read great books, and enjoy special programs. Sign up at the library or online as soon as possible. There is something for every age group.

Reusing discarded objects

Upcycle means to reuse discarded objects or material, in such a way, as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Upcycling is our first adult SRP on Sunday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Pick up ideas for reducing the trash flow and take home an upcycled project. Possibilities include herbs in a sack, a book planter, a storage jar, or a T-shirt rug. All interested adults are invited to attend.

Reading program kickoff

The Family SRP kickoff is on Monday, June 30, at the senior center, 1360 Helderberg Trail, Berne.  Starting at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Butterfly, aka Carol Ann Margolis, will perform an interactive program. Crafts, activities, and refreshments will all be a part of this entertaining program. Help us kick off the summer in style by attending with friends and family.

Preschool read

Fizz, Boom, Read for Wee Readers takes place on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Kathy on July 1 to learn about dinosaurs.  

Robot fun

Middle Readers, ages five to 12, will meet on Thursdays at 11 a.m.  Fun with Robots is the program for July 3.  Plan on making a robot hand with Ms. Kathy.

Friends meetings

The Friends of the Berne Library will not be meeting in July. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. The group will need help with the Music in the Park programs, which begin July 23.  Volunteer by contacting the library.

Summer programs

As parents arrange to keep their children engaged over the summer, look to the library. All programs are free of charge unless indicated otherwise.  More information is available on our website at or by calling the library at 872-1246.

Congratulations to all the Berne-Knox-Westerlo graduates.  If you are interested in seeing who graduated this year, a 2014 yearbook is available to peruse while you are at the library.