Berne Library Notes for Thursday, August 8, 2013

The first fair at the Altamont Fairgrounds was 120 years ago in 1893 according to the website  In 1945, it became the only fair in New York State to represent three counties: Albany, Schenectady, and Greene counties.  Be sure to be part of this long standing tradition by attending the Altamont Fair from Aug. 13 through 18.

The beginning of the fair also represents the end of the summer reading program at the Berne Public Library.  The SRP grand finale for ages 1 through 18 is this Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Hilltown Senior Center, 1360 Helderberg Trail.  Meet Kathy at 3:30 p.m. for to receive certificates and prize bags, participate in activities, and enjoying refreshments. Thanks to all those youth who participated in the program or helped by volunteering.

The adult SRP continues through August and ends on Sept. 8.  For the remainder of the summer, the book topic is gardening or sustainable farming.  Dig into a wide range of titles set aside at the library or pick a book on your own. The adult finale will be on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., and includes a program on sustainable farming presented by Sarah Gordon.

Story time

Regular story time for preschool children and their caregivers resumes on Tuesday, Aug. 13.  Learn about all the things you can see at the fair. Join Kathy at 11 a.m., for stories, activities, and a craft.

Music in the Park

Wednesday, Aug. 14, is the final Music in the Park concert for the summer.  Attend this event at the Berne town park and be entertained by a double billing of Chuck Wagon and Two's Company.  The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and the admission is free.  Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Berne Library.