Berthoud Community Library

October 2020 Newsletter

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We Are Open!

In This Issue...

  • Letter from the CEO
  • New Hours
  • Ballot Read-Through
  • Kit & Kaboodle Class Kits
  • Podcast
  • Seed Library
  • Story Time
  • Book Clubs
  • Crafter's Corner
  • Monster Bash!
  • Kids Events
  • Adult Events
  • Library Anytime

Letter From The CEO:

Hello everyone, and welcome to October.

Our hours have expanded to maintain social distancing without competition for time slots. While we have hours available six days a week for those who need to come in to browse or use a computer, curbside service is still our primary way of delivering your materials to you. Simply order your stuff by placing a hold online or emailing – we’ll let you know when your items are ready, so you can drive up to the outside book-drop and give us a call. We’ll bring everything out for you. Curbside runs Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00.

Book clubs are back in swing. Afternoon groups are meeting in person with limited seating and all social distancing precautions in place, so please register. Evening groups are meeting via Zoom. Our regular Book Club is reading the thriller The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, and will host the discussion on October 27. Our Compelling Issues book club is covering the topics of poverty management and political reform this month, discussing Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor on October 8, and The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy on October 22.

It’s election season again, so we’ll host our annual Ballot Read-Through via Zoom on October 20. If you think reading through the entire Blue Book is tough, we hear you. Tune in for the quick version of everything in the book. Don’t worry, we won’t tell you how to vote—we never do. Disclaimer: we’re librarians, not lawyers, but we can say with certainty that you’ll leave knowing what you need to research more before you turn in your ballot. And remember, when your ballot is ready, the County’s ballot box is on the east side of our building.

Two more Kit and Caboodles are coming this month. If you’ve missed our classes as much as we have, simply drop in to pick up a kit and have a DIY class at home. This month’s kits focus on…. Just kidding, I’m not telling. Watch our Facebook page for topics and availability information.

Happy fall to everyone, and we hope to see you soon.

Amie P.

Library CEO



Starting September 28th! We've updated our hours again.

Curbside hours are constant every day, Monday through Saturday, from 10a until 5p. Please email us at or give us a call and let us know what we can gather for you! We'll arrange a time to pick up and we will have contactless delivery for you!

Our in-building hours are now longer with more evening hours! Click on the link below for more in-depth information.

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Get Those Ballots Ready!

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual Ballot Read-Through where we alert you to everything on the ballot in the shortest amount of time we can manage.

We’re librarians, not lawyers, so we can’t guarantee any of us will leave understanding everything on the ballot, but you’ll definitely know what you need to research more before you vote.

Held online via Zoom, limited to the first 100 participants.

Zoom Information Will Be Added Closer To The Event Date. Check our facebook events page for more information or call the library at 970-532-2757


Free Classes At Home!

We wish we could invite you all over to the library and resume our classes. Unfortunately, we cannot just yet. Allow us to introduce: Kit & Kaboodle! Our class kits you can take home!

Here's how it works! Starting on the dates in this event, we will release a new Class Kit so be watching our facebook feed! If you see something you would like, give us a call at 970-532-2757 and schedule a pick up.

Take the kit home, unpack it and enjoy! Everything is yours to keep!

Kits are subject to availability. One kit per family. While supplies last. Click here for more information.


All About Berthoud

Did you know we have a podcast? Take a listen and share it around. This will not just be about library 'stuff', but about the wonderful community we live in. Straight from our CEO, Amie! We're here for you, to support you, to inform you, and to care for you the best way we know how. Check it out!


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Save Those Seeds!

Now is the time you want to start thinking about preserving the seeds you are growing in your garden. If you took some seeds from us, we'd love to have some back through cleaning and drying of your fruits and vegetables. Check this link on how to save your seeds! Click Here!


Cyber Stories & Craft Kits!

Join us every Tuesday for Cyber Stories, the Online Story Time! Don't forget to pick up the Craft Kit on Mondays before story time! Call us and schedule a pick up at 970-532-2757 for the theme of the week. Curious to know what the themes are? Click here for more info.

Personal Story Time!

We go to great lengths to keep our community healthy while supporting children and caregivers! Our Personal story times are like poetry; short but deep enough to be meaningful.

Stories, songs, activities and more! Just for you! Every Thursday and Friday, starting in September.

Call 970-532-2757 to schedule a personal, one-on-one story time with Miss Christy, indoors or outside. Click Here For More Info.


Reading Is Knowledge

We’re debuting our newest series, our Compelling Issues Book Club, starting in September. We know that it can be difficult to have discussions about issues like racism, poverty, hate speech, mass incarceration, gender equality, and other critical topics for our community. We’ll use specific books to focus our conversations, and keep the groups small to encourage kind and constructive conversations about these challenges our society faces. Click here for more info.

Read and Discuss!

Join us for the start of our 2020-2021 book club! Book titles and authors have been listed for each book club starting in September until the end of the year. After the winter break we will post the next titles and authors.

Click here for more info


Adult Craft Class!

Join us (from home) for our free Crafter's Corner class! Our monthly adult crafting class has returned but is now being offered online.

To join us, please call 970-532-2757 to register and schedule a pickup of our crafting kit. Inside the kit you will find almost everything you need for the craft and the information to join our zoom meeting on October 15th, at 3pm!

Kits will be available to pick up after October 5th.

Registration required, adults only, supplies limited.

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A Spooktacular Good Time!

Our Halloween tradition won't be scared away! This year will look a little different. Weather permitting, we will have an outdoor treat walk with games and goodies along a path!

Registration required, by appointment only. Face coverings required. This event will fill up fast. Call to secure your spot! 970-532-2757


Events Calendar

Kids Events


Adult Events


Library Anytime, Anywhere!

Don't forget! Our online resources are always available, 24/7! Need an e-book or audio book? Fancy a movie or tv series? Maybe you want to catch up on your favorite newspaper or magazine! All free with your Berthoud Library Card! Check it out!


Please keep checking our website and Facebook page throughout the month to see our online events and any updates we may have!


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