Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By the book: Volunteers assemble cases at the new Berne Library. Books will be moved in over the weekend.

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

The building will be ready for the books to be moved in on Saturday, Oct. 19.  The library will be closed on Saturday for the move and will reopen at the new location next to the Berne-Knox-Westerlo bus garage on Monday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m.  

Teen and adult volunteers are needed to load carts with books, move the carts on and off a rental truck, and unload them at the new library.  This work will be done on Saturday, Oct. 19.  Show up for a 9 a.m. or an 11 a.m. shift at our current location for an assignment.

Route 443, Helderberg Trail, from the Berne Town Hall to the new library will be closed to traffic from 4:15 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the Picture Book Parade.  Children are invited to participate in the library move of the picture books.

Meet at the Berne Town Hall at 4 p.m. with wagons, strollers, wheelbarrows, or anything with wheels that can carry a box of books.  We will wheel the books down to the new library at 1763 Helderberg Trail and put them in their new bins made by Brett Pulliam. 

Knit Wits

The Knit Wits meet on Sunday, Oct. 20.  This program will be held at the Berne Town Hall at 7 p.m. for adults who knit or crochet.  Share problems, solutions, ideas, and conversation while working on your own project.   

Learn about Lyme

Our first program at the new library will be on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.  Sara Lyons from the Albany County Department of Health will be presenting a program on tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.

Learn how to reduce your chances of getting these diseases.  A minimum of 10 persons is required so let the library staff know if you plan to attend by calling 872-1246 or e-mailing  

Fun with “F”

Four Frankensteins are having fun this fall during story time on Tuesday, Oct. 22.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Kathy Stempel at 11 a.m. to investigate the letter “F” in the new children's section.

Frankly, you are going to want to visit the library frequently.

Grand opening

Although we will be open at our new location starting Monday, Oct. 21, the grand opening celebration is being planned for Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.

Please save the date and be a part of this historical event.