Berne Library Notes for Thursday, April 3, 2014

Before a dollar bill will tear, it can be folded back and forth about 4,000 times. That’s because it is made of fabric instead of paper. The fabric is composed of approximately 25 percent linen and 75 percent cotton with red and blue synthetic fibers woven throughout. More fun facts plus games and publications about money can be found at the website. 

“Money Smart Week @ your Berne Public Library” is April 5 through 12.  This national initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is designed to help community members by providing financial literacy programming. If there is a money program you are interested in, let us know.

Save at your library

How much can you save by using the library? Use the calculator on our web page,, to find out. Attending free library programs instead of taking your children to the movie theater will result in big savings. 

Family Movie Night at the library is on Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. This month’s movie is an animated, Disney film with a PG rating. Refreshments will be served.

Book club

The Sunday Book Club would have paid at least $250 in order for each person to have a copy of The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Because the books were requested from the Upper Hudson libraries, no money was needed. A discussion of this book takes place on April 6, at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome.

EBay program

To contribute to your financial knowledge, the library is sponsoring a program “Make $ on Ebay”.  Terry Schinnerer, an experienced eBay user, will explain the process on Monday, April 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  No need to bring a computer but you will want to take notes. Terry has lots of tips on how to make the most of this Internet marketplace. 

Story time

If Goldilocks had paid the three bears for the damage she caused, they would not have been so angry. The three bears will be the focus of story time on Tuesday, April 8. Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Kathy at 11 a.m. for stories, activities, and a craft.  

Trustees meet

The Library Board is entrusted with obtaining and budgeting library funds. The trustees hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 pm. This is an open meeting and community members are encouraged to attend.

Poetry month

Poet Robert Graves said, “There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”  The library is celebrating Poetry Month with an open mic on Friday, April, 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Teens, young adults, and those young at heart are invited to read poems or lyrics during this program. Find your favorite poem in a book or read your own creation.  

The largest note produced today is the $100 bill. The largest bill ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was the $100,000 gold certificate. Of course, the library is worth much more as a community resource.