Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Children in reading dog programs were shown to increase their reading skills by 12 to 20 percent over those not in a reading dog program according to a 2010 study at UC Davis.  Librarians also noted an increase in the child's self-confidence.  If this is a program that interests you, let us know.  

We also want to know what teens are interested in.  The first teen action group meeting is this Friday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and all teens are welcome. The TAG group will help the Berne Public Library decide on programs and purchases. Make your opinion known.

The TAG meeting will be followed by Teen Movie Night.  The first decision the teens will make is which PG-13 rated movie to watch:  World War Z or Ironman 3.  The film starts at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Sunday Book Club

Adults participating in the Sunday Book Club choose the books they read.  For the month of September, they read We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg. The book talk is Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room adjacent to the library.  Join other community members for a discussion of this novel.  The conversation is stimulating even if you have not read the book.

Story time

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to the library for story time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.  This week's topics are dogs and the letter D.  Stories, activities, and a craft are all a part of this program with Kathy.

Board meets

The library’s board of trustees meets Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss library business.  This is an open meeting.  We are busy making plans for the big move.  The needed extra space will provide a pleasant atmosphere.

Associate reading with something positive like petting a dog or being active at your new library.  According to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”