Judy Petrosillo

Although Veterans Day honors all United States military personnel, Memorial Day was established as a day for remembering those who died during their service.

"Shellebrate" World Turtle Day on Monday, May 23. This day was initiated in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue to increase respect and knowledge for one of the world's oldest creatures.

According to the University of Florida's website, May 16 is Biographers Day. The day was chosen in honor of the first meeting in 1763 of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson.

Amidala was the mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker and the grandmother of Kylo Ren.  If you are not a fan of “Star Wars,” this information is of little interest.

The Every Child a Reader organization is dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.

According to Earthday.org, the first Earth Day was in 1970 when human energy was officially channeled toward environmental issues.

When someone mentions March Madness, it is difficult to determine if they are talking about basketball, politics, or the weather.  Perhaps they are referring to all the activity at the library.

Through the database link on the Berne Public Library's website, you can access an incredible amount of knowledge.  There is an article on goats by Robert J.

Limerick is the capital of County Limerick, one of the 32 counties making up Ireland. A limerick is also a comic verse, frequently nonsensical, explained as follows:

— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Tim Gerard poses with his picture of a mother doe and her fawn, “Backyard Visitors,” which won the Adult Division People's Choice award. Sixteen adults entered 38 photographs in the Berne Library contest. Patricia Aronson won the grand prize; she was first in the category “Backyard Visitor”; Erin Bremer was second, and Marilyn Naradolillo was third. In “Hilltown Charm,” Bremer was first, Heather Curvin was second, and Heidi Johnson was third; in “Up Close and Personal,” Sandra K
— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Ashley Scofield stands in front of her photo, in “View From My Door,” which won the Junior Division Grand Prize and Junior Division People's Choice awards in the Berne Library’s contest. Nine people entered a total of 15 photos in the Junior Division. Kaelyn LoBalbo won first place in the category “Backyard Visitor.” In “Hilltown Charm,” Hannah Young was first, Nathan Weis was second, and Scofield was third. In “Up Close and Personal,” Scofield was first, Weis was second, and Ca
— Photo from Judy Petrosillo Patricia Aronson won the Adult Division Grand Prize in the Berne Library’s photo contest.

English philosopher Francis Bacon said, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." It seems that only the reader can decide which is which.


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