Berthoud Community Library

May 2021 Newsletter

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In This Issue...

  • Letter from the CEO
  • Closures
  • Current Hours
  • Library Art Challenge For Kids
  • Middle School Art Display
  • Podcast
  • Story Time
  • Virtual Story Time Vault
  • Sunshine Story Time
  • Book Clubs
  • Crafter's Corner
  • Summer Learning Program
  • Kids Events
  • Adult Events
  • Service Spotlight : KidsPak

Letter From The CEO:

Welcome to the merry month of May.

We have an art challenge for you. For a couple of years now we’ve been asking the adults in our community what they would like to see happening in their library—kids, it’s your turn! Pick up some paper and art supplies from us and design your dream library. Any and all great ideas could be incorporated into library services or building design down the line, so give it your best try.

We are now a pickup location for Kidspak, partnering with the Rotary Club of Loveland. If your family needs Kidspak food, we have it here for you. You can pick up your food any time that we’re open.

Summer Learning is coming soon! Everyone is eligible to participate, whether you’re 100 years old or haven’t even celebrated your first birthday. Events for our kids and teens will be held in-person once again this summer. Come talk to us for more details.

We’re grateful that our community’s pandemic outlook continues to improve, but ask that you

remember that we are obligated to follow all state and local public health mandates. At least right now, you’ll need to continue to wear a mask while you’re in the library. We encourage you to check out the County’s health information at for more details.

Amie P.



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Current Hours

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 for contactless delivery.

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

Click For More Information


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Hey Kids - Create Your Dream Library!

Have you ever wanted to design your own library? Maybe add a slide or theater for puppet shows? Or a magnificent tree house! There would need to be books there too, of course.

From May 1 – 31 the Berthoud Community Library will provide art supplies for children to create a picture of their dream library. Stop by, create, and share your dream library with us.

We will take the entries to our library board to inform design decisions for the new library building. You never know, your designs and dreams might come true!


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Middle School Art Display

Come and check out some awesome photography displays from our middle school students.

Amazing photos from up and coming photographers in the making.


This Is Berthoud Podcast

Did you know we have a podcast? Take a listen and share it around.

This podcast 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!


Story Time - Virtual

Join us every Tuesday for Cyber Stories, the Online Story Time.

Cyber stories will continue until the end of May.

Curious to know what the themes are?

Click here for more info.


All The Online Stories...

...Now In One Place! We've created a webpage to view all of Miss Christy's virtual story times from the past year. Watch the ones you missed or re-watch your favorites over and over again.

Click here to view.


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Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars! Coming in June! We'll be offering outdoor story time at 10am on Fridays.


Read and Discuss!

Join us for our 2020-2021 book club! Book titles and authors have been listed for each book club starting in September 2020 and ending in May 2021. Click the link below to view our times and book list!

Click here for more info


Adult Crafts

Adult Crafts!

Join us (from home) for our free Crafter's Corner class!

This will be our last Crafters Corner for the foreseeable future as our artisan who runs the program will be moving out of state.

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 May 6th at 3pm!

Registration Required * Adults Only * Supplies Limited, Call Today!

Click Here For More Info.


Summer Learning Program 2021

It's that time of year again! This year our Summer Learning Program theme will be Tails and Tales. Like last year, you will need to register and you have the option of choosing a research and reading project, or just reading by time or pages.

Early Bird Registration begins on May 26th in the library only! Online registration will open on June 1st! Check out our Facebook page as events will be posted soon for summer entertainment.

Click here for more info.


Events Calendar

Kids Events


Adult Events


Service Spotlight: KidsPak

The Berthoud Community Library is now a location to pick up KidsPak meals!

Feeding the Future. The Loveland Rotary KidsPak provides food bags for hungry students in the Thompson School District, Colorado. They are 100% powered by volunteers!

Loveland Rotary members and community volunteers raise funds, purchase, pack and deliver bags of food for needy children in the Thompson Valley School District serving Loveland and Berthoud, Colorado. Currently they provide over 270 packs of food for hungry children in 21 schools. They hope to expand their numbers, if needed, for the next school year.

Stop by the library and pick up some meals for your kiddos!

Click here for more information about this program from the Loveland Rotary Club.


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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