Berthoud Community Library

April 2022 Newsletter

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In This Issue...

  • Letter from the CEO
  • Closures
  • Current Hours
  • Closed for Staff Development Day 4/21
  • Sun Shine Story Time
  • Take Up Space: Teen Art and Mindfulness Group
  • Stop the Bleed: April 23rd
  • Food for Thoughts: Special Guest!
  • Crafter's Corner
  • Book Clubs
  • Podcast: New Episode!
  • Storytime Vault
  • Contact Us

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Letter From The CEO:

Regardless of what the Colorado weather may do this month, let me tell you all happy spring!


A few items to note for April:


We will be closed on Thursday, April 21 for our annual Staff Day. The building will be closed to all of you while we learn some new skills to enable us to help you better.


Book Club will begin their work of selecting books for next season during the month. That means if you’ve wanted to come to book club but don’t like the books that are selected, now is the time to get involved.


Stop the Bleed returns this month. This course is designed to teach you how to control any bleeding resulting from an injury while you wait for EMTs to arrive. Space is limited, so sign up early.


Storytime is going strong on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Don’t worry that your child may be the wrong age—all are welcome, and you’ll get the chance to interact with a bunch of other adults who are also caring for young children. Storytime makes everybody happy.


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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Closed for Staff Development Day on April 21st

Hi folks! We will be closed all day on Thursday April 21st for our annual staff development day so we can better help you.

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Sunshine Story Time WF 10:30AM

Wacky Wednesday Storytime has wrapped up for the year, but Sunshine Story Time is still going strong!


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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Take up Space: Teen/Tween art and mindfulness program

Does your teen/tween love art? Do they wish they could come to a place where they can create freely and mindfully? This is the place. At no cost your teen gets a sketchbook and free range on the art supplies we have so they can create what speaks to their heart.


Take up Space usally meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month from 4:30PM to 5:50PM, however April is a little different. We will meet on the first Thursday 4/7, then we will meet on the fourth Thursday 4/28 since we will be closed on 4/21 for our Annual Staff Development Day. The times we meet have not changed, just one of the dates for this month.

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Stop the Bleed - April 23rd @10AM

Join us on Saturday, April 23rd at 10am to learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and gain skills to intervene effectively.


Spots are filling up quickly, be sure to call and register. Registration is required, kids 8 and up may attend with their parents. If you plan on bringing your child, please make sure to let our staff know when you are signing up.

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Food for Thoughts Dinner / Breakfast

Food For Thoughts is our monthly dinner and breakfast, where we come together and discuss topics that our important to us as a community over a delicious meal.


We will have another special guest joining us, a master gardner! We are so excited and hope you will be too. The dinner will be on April 14th at 6pm and the breakfast will be on April 22nd at 8am.


Registration is required, 18+.

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Crafter's Corner

For this month's Crafter's Corner we will be making Tibetan Prayer Flags! Call or come into register. 18+. We will meet on Friday the 15th from 1pm to 3pm. This is not a drop-in event. It will take the full 2 hours.



Crafter's Corner is held on the 3rd Friday of every month from 1-3pm, so if you're unable to make it this month keep a look out for next month's craft.

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Regular Book Club and Compelling Issues Book Club

Book Club will meet on April 26th at 1:30PM and 6:30PM over the book The Guest List by Lucy Foley. 18+.


Our Compelling Issues Book Club will meet every other month to discuss a title that is particularly thought-provoking. Next month's book is The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

by Michael E. Porter. The discussion will take place at 1:30PM and at 6:30PM on May 17th at the library. Registration is required. 18+.

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Knit & Crochet Drop-in

Our monthly Knit & Crochet Drop-in will meet on Friday the 29th of April 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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This Is Berthoud Podcast

Our podcast has a new episode!


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 latest episode is Season 2 – Episode 9: Banning Books

Check it out!

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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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