April Book of the Month

After a tornado rips through Painters Mill and a skeleton is found, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder begins to solve the crime. The clues lead her to a 30 year old missing persons case and right into Amish country, where she is from and tries to avoid going.  Stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy of this thrilling mystery, After the Storm by Linda Castillo.   

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!

April Take & Make

In honor of the solar eclipse on April 8, stop by to pick up a kit to make edible phases of the moon. While supplies last

Severe Weather & Staying Safe

Tuesday, April 16th 11:00 AM

WTVO Chief Meteorologist Candice King will be teaching us all about Severe Weather as we head into the spring season.

Candice is dedicated not only to forecasting weather, but also teaching the community about that weather. We will learn what to look for as severe weather approaches and how to stay safe until the sun shines again!

We hope you join us!

LEGO Club

Monday, April 1st @ 5pm

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

Solar Eclipse Viewers

On Monday, April 8th, there will be a partial solar eclipse in our area. In preparation for this, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago has provided public libraries in Illinois with a limited supply of safe soar viewers. Please stop in to receive your free solar eclipse viewers. While supplies last, limit 4 per family.

Closed

Bertolet Memorial Library will be closed on Saturday, March 30th for Easter weekend.

Trustee Opening

Family Movie

Monday, March 25th at 2:00 PM

Young Asha makes a wish so powerful that it’s answered by a cosmic force called Star. With Star’s help, Asha must save her kingdom and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

March Take & Make

Stop by the circulation desk to grab a kit to make a sea glass suncatcher.

UNO Night

Monday, March 18th 5:00 PM

Do you flip for UNO? We will have UNO Flip!, original UNO, and UNO Attack! at Bertolet Memorial Library. Bring a friend or 2 and join us for an evening of UNO fun! All ages are welcome.

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!