Jean Barnett Trone Memorial Library of East Berlin will be uniting with the American Library Association and the Pennsylvania Library Association in shared support of the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 24-30. Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. Librarians, teachers, publisher, booksellers, journalists, authors and readers around the country will be coming together to focus on the value of free and open access to information. Words have power and access to diverse ideas gives us all the power to fight ignorance and strengthen understanding. Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned book. Fight censorship and exercise your freedom to seek and express ideas, during this year’s Banned Books Week. Looking for more information? Visit http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks.
We apologize for the error on our fall event calendar. Toddler Story-times will be on Wednesdays at 10:30am (not 9:30am). Hope to see you then!
We are excited to be hosting a book (and more!) sale on Saturday, September 9 from 9am-4pm in conjunction with East Berlin Colonial Day. It will be held in our basement during the library’s open hours.
$3 per provided bag of books
Adult Books: $1 Hardcover/$.50 Paperback
Children’s: 5 for $1/$.25 each
$1 per audio/DVD
“Bags & Bling” priced separately
We are required to charge sales tax.
Thanks for your interest in the solar eclipse glasses we received from STAR_Net funded by NASA@My Library! We no longer have glasses available. STAR_Net offers the following recommendations for safe eclipse viewing:
- Make a pinhole viewer
- Order ISO regulation filters
Please do NOT look directly at the sun!
SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING LIBRARY PARKING LOT AVAILABILITY…
From East Berlin Borough: South and Zinn Avenues Road Project:
South Avenue (behind the library between Abbottstown Street and 2nd Street) and Zinn Avenue (between the library and Rutter’s between Locust Street and South Avenue) will be widened and repaved. Work will be performed by H & H General Excavating.
Work is scheduled to start Thursday, August 3rd and is tentatively scheduled to be completed by Friday, August 11, 2017.
Vehicle traffic through both avenues will need to be restricted during daytime hours throughout the project. Access to the rear of the bordering properties (INCLUDING THE LIBRARY PARKING LOT) will need to be curtailed during some phases of the project during the week. Library patrons should plan on parking on Locust Street throughout the project.
The Borough will keep the library advised of the construction schedule throughout the project to enable access to the parking lot when possible.
Where has Spring and school gone? Bye byes…
We are all loaded up for a very exciting Summer Reading Club 2017. “Build A Better World” this summer at your library. Here are a listing of our Summer Events for all ages… There is something for everyone.
Printed copies will be available in the library towards the end of next week.