Back To School Bash

Thursday, August 8th 11:00AM

Kids: Have your grown up register for an afternoon of fun before school starts! Give us a call at 815-738-2742, email, or stop in the library to register by August 1st.

Movie Adventure Begins At Your Library

Thursday, July 25th 10:30 AM

Join us on one last adventure as we watch this movie filled with colorful balloons on Thursday, July 25th at 10:30AM.

As a boy, Carl Fredricksen wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later, he gets to begin his journey along with Boy Scout Russell by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. (IMDB)

Ag in the Classroom: Farm Animals

Monday, July 15th 10:30AM

Farm Animals: Monday, July 15th at 10:30 AM Join Miss Melinda from Ag in the Classroom on a fun farm adventure. Paint a sheep! Make a water bottle pig! Make a cow puppet! Have a snack! Registration is requested at 815-738-2742.

Book of the Month

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

Belle da Costa Greene was hired as a curator for the Pierpont Morgan Library by J.P. Morgan.  She becomes a prominent figure in the highest levels of society.  However, she has one massive secret that could ruin her career.  Her name has been changed and her skin color is not because of Portuguese heritage, but African American. Learn how she was a top person in her field and what she had to do to protect her family.  Stop by the circulation desk and pick up your copy of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict today.


Monday, May 6th @ 5pm

Join us on the first Monday of each month to build our best brick creations!

Ready, Set, Library!

Ready, Set, Library! National Library Week is April 7th-13th, and Bertolet Memorial Library encourages everyone to visit the library and explore all we have to offer! There will also be guessing jars to calculate, door prizes to register for, and goodies to take home. Stop in this week!

Trustee Opening

A to Z Reading Challenge

Join us in the new year with a new reading challenge. It’s our A to Z Reading Challenge. The goal is to read 26 books, each book starting with a different letter of the alphabet by December 31, 2024. The challenge is open to grade school independent chapter book readers thru adults. Be sure to keep your reading log up to date as there will be chances to earn prizes along the way. Stop at the circulation desk to register.

Boundless Digital Library

Discover a world of possibilities with Boundless, an extensive collection of ebooks, audio and digital media. Whether you’re an avid reader or someone who listens to audio at 2x speed, Boundless is your gateway to the best in digital content and programming.

Access our digital library from the comfort of your own device, so you can read, learn and explore wherever you are. The My Shelf feature is a personalized page for all of your checkouts. You can also view specially curated carousels and content based on your reading activities and interests. With insights, goals and badges, you can set personal reading goals, track your progress and earn badges!

Boundless makes it easy for the whole family to get involved in reading. Once you download the app or use the web version, you can create user profiles within your account. Sign up all members of your family with teen and kid friendly experiences!

Key Features

  • Ebooks and audio access
  • Streaming videos
  • PDF activities as well as video books
  • Hit your personal reading goals and earn badges!
  • View specially curated carousels and digital content based on reading activity and interests!

All you need to access Boundless is your library card! Download the app in your preferred app store today!

Catalog upgrade: Vega

New Year – New Catalog!

We are excited to share that our catalog is getting a new look and some new features! Try our NEW catalog today! 

Log In: Using your library card number and current password, log in to Vega to view reading history, create and share custom lists, save searches, manage holds, and your account. 
Improved Search Results: The new catalog displays formats and editions into one search result. Physical books, large print books, and audiobooks are all displayed in one result together.
Series: When searching for a title that is part of a series, the other series titles appear after selecting the book record.
Read-a-likes: Once you select a title, scroll down for recommendations, related topics, and reader reviews.

When you’ve given Vega a test drive, be sure to fill out the New Catalog Survey to let us know what you think!