Photos: Berne books roll home

Children trailing colorful balloons carted picture books down Helderberg Trail in wagons and wheelbarrows, accompanied by their relatives, to the new home of the Berne Public Library on Oct. 19. They ran, rode, and strolled from the old library at Town Hall to their resting place inside the former St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church across from the school.

The children on Saturday carried their boxes into the library with their parents, then carefully followed a color code to topics, placing the books into wooden bins made by Brett Pulliam.

The new library was opened this week to the public after renovations and decades of searching for a larger library. Since Nov. 16, 1969, it had been housed within the bar area of a former hotel, a shared building with town offices. A grand opening will be held on Nov. 17. 

More Hilltowns News

A county medical examiner said the cause of Carl Baranishyn Jr.'s death was suicide by police.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo plans to use its added state aid to fix one-time problems next year like resurfacing the track or abating asbestos in the elementary-school basement.

Artist Tim Jackson’s satiric pen and ink work has evolved into art that still contains an undercurrent of humor as he creates with his less dominant arm after a stroke.