Berthoud Community Library

September 2022 Newsletter

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In This Issue...

Welcome:

  • Letter from the CEO
  • Current Hours


Closures:

  • 9/5 - Labor Day
  • 9/8 - Colorado Association of Libraries Conference


Library Card Sign-up Month:

  • Tell Your Friends :)

Back to School:

  • We are here for you!


Story Time:

  • Sunshine Story Time W,F at 10:30AM
  • Low-Sensory Story Time - Saturdays at 4PM, registration required


Adult Events:

  • Every Monday starting 9/12 - Writer's Group
  • 9/12 & 9/26 - Nonsense Debate Group
  • 9/15 - Food for Thoughts Dinner
  • 9/16 - Food for Thoughts Breakfast
  • 9/23 - Knit & Crochet Drop-in
  • 9/27 - Book Club


Teen Events:

  • 9/22 - Teen Hang Out


Other:

  • Podcast
  • Storytime Vault
  • Contact Us

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Welcome:

Letter From The CEO:

Summer is over, fall is here, and that means many of our adult events are back. Food for Thoughts breakfast and dinners start up again this month, and the September topic is crime and crime prevention. Signup is required to attend. If you’re looking for something more light-hearted, join us for our Nonsense Debate Club, where we’ll spend a couple evenings arguing low-stakes questions for the pure joy of it. (Is a hot dog a sandwich? Join us to make your case for or against!)


Book Club returns also, and the first title to read is Woolly: the True Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures by Ben Mezrich. Read it soon so you’re ready to discuss it at the end of the month. All who read the book are welcome. On the other end of the reading spectrum, we’re rebooting the library’s Writers Group. We’ll meet on Monday mornings, and during September we’ll develop our personal writing plans as well as expectations for the group, so if you’ve ever considered joining now is the best time.


Storytime continues throughout the month for the itty-bittys who aren’t in school, and we’ve got a special Teen Hang-Out Time in place toward the end of the month. For more info about all of our classes and events, keep reading.


Please be aware that we’ll be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day, and we’ll be closed on Thursday, September 8 while staff attend the Colorado Association of Libraries conference to learn how to serve you better.


Happy autumn, and happy reading!


Amie P.

Library CEO

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Current Hours

We are fully open to the public! Come on in to see us 10am-6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-4pm (closed from 12-1pm for lunch and cleaning) on Saturdays.


Curbside hours are constant every day, Monday through Saturday, from 10am until 5pm. Please email us at curbside.bcld@gmail.com 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.

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Closures

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Closed on September 5th

The Library will be closed on September 5th for Labor Day.
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Closed on September 8th

The Library will be closed on September 8th for Colorado Association of Libraries Conference.

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month:

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Let your friends know :)

Let your friends and family know that with a library card they will gain access to books, movies, e-books, video streaming, research tools, classes, and more!

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Back to School:

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We are here for you!

The staff looks forward to supporting you, so be sure to get your very own library card as you begin a new school year.


With your own Library card you can use a computer and check out any books or movies, for fun or for research! Along with having access to all of our online resources.

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Family Events:

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Low-Sensory Storytime

What: A quiet storytime for babies and introverted children


When: Saturdays at 4PM, registration required


Where: The Library in the Community Room


Please register by calling (970) 532-2757 or by coming in.

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Sunshine Story Time W,F 10:30AM

Join us for story time in the community room at the library on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30am. These story times are open to kiddos of all ages! On Fridays, you can usually find our therapy dog Shelby. She loves having stories read to her.

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Adult Events:

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Writer's Group

Join us as we free-write, critique, and hone our craft together.


The group is open to new participants during the month of September as we clarify our expectations and goals. All genres of writing welcome. Meetings will begin on September 12th and meet every Monday henceforth from 10:15AM to 11:45AM.

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Nonsense Debate Club

Is it better to be a ninja or a pirate? What is the ultimate pizza topping? Which makes a better pet, a cat or a dog? Join us on September 12th and 26th at 6PM to discuss, debate, and decide these and other ridiculous issues, just for the fun of it.

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Food for Thoughts Dinner

Join us for a locally-sourced dinner on September 15th at 6PM as we discuss topics important to our community. This month’s theme is “Crime and Crime Prevention”. Registration Required.

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Food for Thoughts Breakfast

Join us for a locally-sourced breakfast on September 16th at 8AM as we discuss topics important to our community. This month’s theme is “Crime and Crime Prevention”. Registration Required.

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Knit & Crochet Drop-in

Our monthly Knit & Crochet Drop-in will meet on Friday the 23rd of September from 1-4PM.


This is not a class, just a place for fellow crafters to meet and knit/crochet together. This is a drop-in event.

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Book Club

Our first book of the season is Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creature by Ben Mezrich. Come to the 1:30PM time or 6:30PM time.


Our second meeting will be on October 25th over the book Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.


Our third meeting will be on December 6th over the book One Second After by William Forstchen.

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Teen Events:

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Teen Hang Out

Hang time at the Library will be on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4:30 - 5PM!


  • September 22nd
  • October 27th
  • (No November meeting - Thanksgiving!)
  • December 22nd


Eat a snack, make a craft, read, do homework, or just hang out and chat.

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Other:

This Is Berthoud Podcast

This podcast is not just 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.


The most recent episode is Season 2 – Episode 11: The Basics of Property Taxes

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 years. Watch the ones you missed or re-watch your favorites over and over again.


Click here to view.

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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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Contact Us