Berne Library Notes for Saturday, June 22, 2013

As the academic year draws to a close, the kindergarten students have finished their first year of formal schooling. The book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum offers advice. “Share everything. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Put things back where you found them.”  These words of wisdom certainly apply to libraries. We share all of our items with the public. With a free library card, you may borrow books, magazines, e-readers, audiobooks, music CDs, and movies.  The only catch is that you need to return them in a timely fashion.  But you don’t need to put them back; the staff of the Berne Public Library will do that.

Library friends

The members of Friends of the Berne Library are great at sharing time and skills.  Over the past fifteen years, their fund-raisers have added up.  Last week they gave a $30,000 check to the town of Berne to be used toward the renovation work at the new library site.  The money was matched by a New York State Library Construction Grant.  For the last two years, the group has been working on raising an additional $30,000 for furniture and equipment. We hope that this money will be matched by an additional grant.  Please help with any size donation. 

Game night

Participate with other adults at Game Night on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The group follows Fulghum’s advice, “Play fair. Don’t hit people.” 

Story time

Father’s Day is the perfect time for fathers to share time and play with their children. To prepare for the day, preschool children and their caregivers are invited to story time on Tuesday, June 11.  Join Kathy at 11 a.m. for stories, activities, and a craft that involves making a gift for dad.  

Trustees meet

The library’s board of trustees will meet to discuss library business on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. All interested community members are invited to this open meeting.

Lapsit program

The library is holding a baby lapsit program on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.  Bond with your baby while exposing them to stories, tickles, songs, and bounces which have been shown to help baby brain development.  Parents will learn rhymes so they can continue these interactions with their children at home.  

Lego League

The library shares our large Lego collection with children in grades 2 through 8 during Lego League.  The next monthly program is on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m..  Create a project to display at the library.  After a month the Legos will be put back and used in our next program.

As Robert Fulghum said:  “Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” The library can help you attain this daily goal.