Berne Library Notes for Thursday, September 12, 2013

— Photo from Judy Petrosillo

Girl Scouts together: Annielaura Shafer, center left, and Christina Grippin, center right, were presented with the Girl Scout Silver Award during a ceremony on Sept. 8.  The girls are shown with their leaders Jean Forti, far left, and Maria Shafer, far right.  For their project, the girls designed and built an outdoor reading area for the Berne Library at its new location.

After many years of anticipation, the move to a new location will be occurring soon. Phase 1 of the building renovations are almost complete.

So far, the asbestos flooring has been removed for your safety, insulation has been sprayed in the ceilings and walls to lower future energy costs, and new walls and ceilings have been installed.

The flooring materials should arrive this week.  We will be ready to move a few weeks after the carpet is installed.  Stay tuned because we will definitely need help with the move.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped stain and polyurethane the new bookcases. They look great and are ready to be moved to 1763 Helderberg Trail.

If you have a pickup truck or trailer and are able to lift heavy objects, please sign up with the library staff to help transport the cases.

On tour

In the meantime, programs continue to be held at the current library site. This weekend, the library is participating in the Helderberg Hilltown Association's Farm and Artisan Tour.

Our tour stop is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.  We will be showcasing local history materials.

Settle into Catan

Sunday, Sept. 15, is Game Night at the library.  Beginning at 7 p.m., play board games such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Scrabble with other interested adults.

Investigate A

After gathering more information, it was decided that Story Time should remain at 11 a.m.

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join Kathy Stempel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to investigate the letter A.  Stories, activities, and crafts this week will focus on apples or amphorae.  You will have to attend the program to find out which one.


Lego League

Children ages 7 to 13 may create projects using the library's Legos on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Meet at 11 a.m. for Lego League fun.  We will display your creation until next month when we reuse the Legos for new projects. 

Sterling character

Kudos to Annielaura Shafer and Christina Grippin for earning their Silver Award from the Girl Scouts.  Their project was designing and building an outdoor reading area for the new library.

Where would the library be without wonderful volunteers of all ages?