Berne Library Notes for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We are jumping for joy.  After years of raising money, writing grants, finding the perfect location, and designing the building, the new library is finally a reality.  The grand opening of the new Berne Public Library is this Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.  Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony followed by refreshments.  We are now located at 1763 Helderberg Trail in Berne.

Board openings

What did one book say to the other one?  I just wanted to see if we are on the same page. If you are a Berne resident who supports the library's goals and has visions for its future, you are on the same page as a trustee. There are two openings on the library board that begin on Jan. 1, 2014.  Apply for this volunteer position by contacting Pat Favreau at or Mary Kinnaird at by November 18.

Lego creations

The library has the space and the Legos.  All we need are children in grades 2 through 8 who are interested in making Lego creations.  Jump on the bandwagon and become a member of the Lego League.  The group meets this Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., for an hour of hands-on fun. 

Nit Wits

Many who knit or crochet would leap at the opportunity to share their ideas and talents with others.  The monthly meeting of the Knit Wits is Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Bring your own project to work on in the community room of the library.

Story time

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to jump into story time with both feet.  Join Kathy on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m., for a jovial exploration of the letter J. Expect to hear a lot of jokes, jump around, and make a craft during this early literacy program.

New books

How come the librarian slipped and fell in the library? Because she strayed into the non-friction section. Some newly purchased non-fiction books include The Great American Dust Bowl by Dan Brown, Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, and David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Come browse with us.

If you jumped to the conclusion that the library staff is proud of our new library, you would be correct.  Come in and see why.