Berne Library Notes for Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day is a national holiday for recognizing the economic and social contributions of workers.  The Berne Public Library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of this holiday weekend. 

School opens

Labor Day weekend is also the symbolic end of summer and the beginning of the school year.  For Berne-Knox-Westerlo students, school begins Thursday, Sept. 5 and school buses will once again be on the roads. Remember that if the red lights of a bus are flashing, you must stop. According to the Safe NY website, this includes buses that are on the opposite sides of divided highways, on multiple lane roadways, in parking lots, and on school grounds.  

Story time

This week story time will focus on school buses. Preschool children and their caregivers should attend this fun program which helps develop literacy skills. Join Kathy on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m., for stories, activities, and a craft.  The wheels of the bus do go round and round.

Thank you

Thanks to all who contributed to the Friends of the Berne Library during the summer festival. It was a wonderful day ending with spectacular fireworks. Proceeds from the food booth, pie contest, and quilt drawing will go toward furnishings and equipment for the new library.  The Friends will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the town of Berne meeting room at 7:30 p.m.  All interested adults are invited to attend.

 Adult read

The end of the adult summer reading program is also the return of the monthly book club.  A potluck supper will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., for both groups. Please RSVP to the library staff at 872-1246.  At 7 p.m. Sarah Gordon will be presenting a program on sustainable food economy. This program is free and open to the public.    

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."  Thanks to all workers who do their jobs well, especially bus drivers.