News & Info

News and information from Berlin-Peck!

Mystery audiobooks and standout authors 🔍
June 1, 2020

Need more mystery in your life? Check out a mystery audiobook from hoopla! We’ve looked through thousands of titles to bring you some great “whodunits,” from hidden gems to genre-defining classics—plus a list of standout mystery authors.

Eye-Opening Books and Podcasts
May 27, 2020

Knowing where and how injustice exists is the first step to being aware of the problems faced by those around us and finding ways to effect change. Here are some eye-opening books and podcasts to help you on a journey towards social justice.

Pets Caught Reading Photo Contest!
May 26, 2020

Send us a photo of your pet(s) (or stuffed animals) reading a book, magazine, ebook, etc. for a chance to win an as-yet-to-be-determined but very cool prize when the library reopens!

Great action/adventure audio on hoopla!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need a good treasure hunt or globe-trotting journey.

The best sci-fi audio on hoopla!
May 17, 2020

Our resident fan of sci-fi and horror, Mike, has sifted through over six thousand audiobooks on hoopla to bring you the best in Science Fiction.

Quaranzine #3
May 14, 2020

Quaranzine is a collection of creative works that share and document how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is invited to submit their work, from age zero to eleventy-one!

Spring Books Online!
May 11, 2020

We’re all hunkered down at home, but that doesn’t mean missing out on new books! We’ve put together a list of great reads released March through May, available for immediate download on hoopla or OverDrive.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these great reads!
May 5, 2020

Mexican and Mexican-American authors, available now on hoopla!

May the 4th Be With You
May 4, 2020

Happy Star Wars Day! Check out these awesome ebooks, available for immediate download on hoopla—free with your library card!

May Newsletter
May 1, 2020

This month: what’s going on with the bookdrop? Plus lots of online programs!

Quaranzine #2
April 30, 2020

A collection of creative works that show how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your own work.

Online Storytimes!
April 24, 2020

Miss Jennifer, Miss Annie, and Miss Cara miss you all so much, so we thought that since you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you! We’ll be posting Online Storytimes on our Facebook Page every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning.

Ten eBooks to Read This Arbor Day

Trees—they clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. Get in touch with our leafy friends with a book, available now on hoopla!

Quaranzine #1
April 20, 2020

A collection of creative works that show how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quaranzine: Sharing Our Stories
April 14, 2020

A collection of creative works that share and document how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welcome to the new website!
April 6, 2020

We’ve redesigned the entire site, refreshing the look and feel, making it easier to navigate, and adding a blog to showcase library news and special information.

Things to do at home

Stay safe, stay at home… stay sane! We’ve gathered together tons of free resources to keep you happy and healthy at home. Read, watch, listen, exercise, relax, craft, learn!

COVID-19 news & support

We’ve gathered together the best resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including: news, scams and myths, how to explain COVID-19 to children, taxes & economic impact payments, employment resources, food and housing.

Face Masks
April 5, 2020

Recently, there have been a lot of tutorials and articles about homemade face masks. Here’s what you need to know.

April Newsletter
April 1, 2020

This month: The library remains closed for now, but we’re here for you online!

March Newsletter
March 1, 2020

This month: Barbara wins the statewide award for Library Volunteer of the Year, and our new monthly caregiver support group.

Changes to OverDrive ebook holds
February 29, 2020

OverDrive’s new hold redelivery feature gives you more flexibility and control over your holds.

February Newsletter
February 1, 2020

This month: Kindness month, art exhibits, and a new social worker.

January Newsletter
January 1, 2020

This month: Top checkouts of 2019, passports, and census!

December Newsletter
December 1, 2019

This month: Baubles & Bling, music in the library, and pop-up libraries!

Best Books of 2019
November 10, 2019

A list of lists! Check out every online year-end book list available.

November Newsletter
November 1, 2019

This month: Baubles & Bling, community liaison, and a LED light box tracer.