Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer officially begins this weekend and the Berne Public Library is ready.  The best parts of summer are the exciting activities planned at the library. The Summer Reading Program known as SRP begins June 28. While encouraging reading, the weekly events will focus on hands-on activities that promote science.  It promises to be a lot of fun. Sign up online or at the library.  

Lego League

To celebrate the season, participants in Lego League are invited to create summer scenes with the library's Legos.  Children ages five to 12 should meet at the library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21.  Projects will be put on display in the library.

Read to a dog

Research shows that children feel more comfortable reading aloud when they read to a dog.  Amber is bringing her therapy dog, Ariel, to the library on Monday, June 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign up for a time slot by calling the library at 872-1246.

Story time

Author and illustrator Eric Carle turns 85 on June 25. His collage technique for illustrating children's books is known for being bright and cheerful. Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to investigate the creations of Eric Carle during story time on Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.  The focus will be on Carle's most celebrated book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Memoir writing

Do you have a favorite memory of summer?  The Memoir Writing program is on Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m.  Bring a story to share with the group.  Drop-ins are always welcome at this class facilitated by MaryJo McKeon.  

Science program

The first science program of the summer is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, at 3 p.m..  Sam from the Thatcher Park Nature Center will join Kathy at the library to explore dinosaurs with kids ages five and six. Each participant in the program will receive a free book Boy Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs by Kathleen Kudlinski. Register by calling the library at 872-1246 or e-mailing Unless otherwise stated, all library programs are free of charge.

Trustee of the year

The library is proud to announce that the Upper Hudson Library System awarded Nancy Lendrum the 2013 Trustee of the Year at their annual dinner on June 11.  Her outstanding contributions to the planning, designing, and overseeing of the Berne Public Library building project earned her this recognition. Congratulations Nancy.

Knox book

The Knox Historical Society has reissued the book Knox, New York, Sesquicentennial. The Society donated two copies to the library for use by our patrons. If you would like your own copy at a cost of $10, contact Donna Gwin at 872-2161.

"Summer: Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better." by Unknown.