Thank you to those who came to the library’s book, plant, and bake sale on 5/11/13, and offered their support for the library. Also, thank you to those who donated items for our sale and those who made a monetary donation to the library. It all helps the library!!
The summer reading program will soon be upon us. All the programs and activities have been scheduled. Once again the Puppet People will be here to perform – this year the production will be the Russian folktale, The Firebird, on 6/27/13 at 7 PM. Also we have sign-ups available now for an art program called “Clay Play” and a photography program, where kids can borrow a camera to learn how to best take pictures, edit them, and prepare them for framing. The are limited spaces for the art and photography classes so sign up at the library today!!
Email addresses wanted!
The library is trying to update our patron’s information with email addresses. If we have your email address, you will be sent an email notifying you of upcoming due dates on your checked out items and then an overdue notice once an item has been out too long. Please let us know your email address next time you come in. This will help you keep track of your checked out items and when they are due.
New Playaway Views - the all-in-one video player!
Handheld playaways with children’s videos on them are now available for check out at the library. These are videos on the go for different aged children. They are handy for car trips and home use. We currently have five available. They are: Jules Verne’s World, Elmo’s Favorites, Stories about Ralph S. Mouse, Munsch Classics, and Animals (What They Are and Where They Live). Stop in and check them out!!NEW HOURS starting September 1, 2012 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday —- we will be open 2:00 to 6:00 PM Wednesday—-we will be open 2:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday hours remain the same—-9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Peter’s People: Creating the Dream DVD available for loan. The Mclean’s video that features local artists in the Petersburgh area is available for check out!
Storytime for Preschoolers
Storytime is every Tuesday at 11 A.M. All preschoolers and their care givers are invited for stories, activities, and snacks!! Storytime will resume on 1/8/13 and end on 5/21/13. There will be no storytime during the weeks of Berlin School’s winter and spring breaks, so no storytime on 2/19/13 and 4/2/13.
If there is no school or school delays for Berlin school district, then there is no storytime.
The library has a NOOK available for checkout. Come in and ask the librarians about our eReader borrowing agreement. We have 11 books available on the nook, including V is for Vengeance, The Affair, Red Mist, The Drop, Lost December, The Best of Me, Unbroken, Zero Day, Kill Alex Cross, The Help, and Explosive Eighteen.
Any interested artists, who have artwork or photographs that they would like to display at the library, can call the library at 658-2927. We have wall space to display your art and would love to hear from you. There is no charge to display it here.
Art In The Library
If a visit to a local museum or art center is in your future or if you think you might like to visit one, we are pleased to inform you that we have passes available for The Clark, in Williamstown (June through October); MASS MoCA in North Adams; the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester; and the Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave, NY. We also have a pass available to the USS Slater in Albany which is the only Destroyer Escort remaining afloat in the United States. The pass is valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children for Wednesday through Sunday during April through November. Contact the Library if you would like to reserve any of the passes or if you have any questions about the passes.
Book Discussion Group
The group meets at 7:30 P.M. on the second Tuesday of each month.
Note: Next book club is on Tuesday, 6/11/13 at 7:30 P.M. The book to be discussed is
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James.
The books being discussed are available from the Library so you can read them prior to the meeting. New members are always welcome to join. Please join us even if you are only able to come once in a while or just want to come for the books in which you are interested.