Berne Library Notes for Thursday, August 22, 2013

Where did the summer go? With the last week of summer vacation approaching, it is time for children and young adults to finish their assigned summer reading for school. The Berne Public Library has many of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools required reading books so stop by soon before someone else checks them out.

Family fun day

To celebrate the summer, the town of Berne is sponsoring a family fun day at the town park on Saturday, Aug. 24. Summerfest runs from 10 a.m. to dark, and concludes with fireworks.  Hope to see you there.   

Eye checkups

While preparing for going back to school, don't forget about your children's eyes.  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. If you notice that your child has a disinterest in reading, this may be the reason.

Story time

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month.  We are investigating this topic on Tuesday, Aug. 27, during story time.  Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Judy at 11 a.m. to explore the human eye.  Stories, activities, and a craft are always a part of this fun program.

Thank you

Thanks to all who participated in the youth summer reading program.  Hope you had as much fun as we did.  Forty-four children read 39,132 minutes.

Adult read

The summer reading program for adults concludes on Sunday, Sept. 8.  Please save the date for our potluck supper using local foods and our program on sustainable living.