The Collections

The Pember Museum collections are a wonderful example of the biodiversity of the area 100 years ago, and also include specimens from around the world.

There are over 7,000 objects in the collections of the Pember Museum, covering a wide variety of natural history subjects. Nearly 80% of the collections are on display. Specimens include vertebrate (birds, mammals, and reptiles) and invertebrate animals (insects, arachnids and sea life), rocks and minerals, fossils, some anthropological and historical materials, and a herbarium (dried plant specimens).


Read it and Eat Book Club

This year’s book club will feature stories from the Adirondacks and other nearby places. Our first get together will be April 12 at 5PM. The book we will read is “A Northern Light” by Jennifer Donnelly. Order your copy through the library catalog, or call/come in to the library.

Goodreads says: “Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace’s drowned body is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.
Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy, Jennifer Donnelly’s astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.”

The group can decide during that meeting how often we will meet and what books we will be reading the rest of the year.

Change in Pember Board meeting

Change in Pember Board meeting

April 4, 6PM

The Pember Board of Trustees usually meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 PM.  We will not have a meeting on March 21 or April 18. Instead, our meeting will be held Thursday, April 4 at 6 PM at the Pember.

PEEPS Contest

2019 Pember Peeps Diorama Contest RULES

The PEEPS contest will take place First Friday, May 3 from 7-9 PM. All participants and the public are invited to attend, where they will be able to see the entries on display and vote for the PEEPLES CHOICE AWARD!

Your diorama display may have any theme as long as it is “family-friendly” (suitable for all audiences).

Diorama parts should all fit inside a box (maximum size 15x24x15). You may remove one or more sides of the box if you wish.

All visible parts of your diorama should be decorated.

All characters in your scene should be made using Peeps .®

Limit one entry per person or team.

Registration forms (available at the Pember) should be received by April 26. Dioramas should be dropped off at the Pember between 9AM and 4PM on May 3. They will remain on display the following week and must be picked up by May 15.

Pilcrow Foundation

Here are the 100 children’s books that were donated to us by the Pilcrow Foundation with the help of the Friends of the Pember Library. Look for them in various places in the library. Most are in the children’s room on top of the bookcase. Nonfiction for older children is in the window in the main room. And fiction for older children is on top of the book case near the copier. Please come in and “check them out.”

Get Your Paws on a Good Book

Get Your Paws on a Good Book

Lots of people have shared their pet’s photos for our bulletin board. If you have a pet pic you’d like to add, send it to us at pember.library(at) or through our FaceBook page.