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The Book Corner: News From the Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library has a wide variety of upcoming programs and events.

The has a bunch of upcoming events and accounts of past events residents can check out. The following is a press release listing what has happened, is currently happening and what is coming soon.

August 28 - “Friends” at The Flat Bread Company

Support the Friends and the Library and have dinner too! The Friends of the Burlington Public Library invite you to attend an evening of pizza, fun and Friends at the Flatbread Company on Tuesday, August 28, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Whether you eat in or take out, a portion of the proceeds for the evening will benefit the Friends. This is a great way to  raise funds and bring awareness of the Friends’ to the community.  The funds will continue to strengthen our widely used library making it possible to sponsor children’s programs, adult evening programs, museum passes, purchase equipment used by the public and more!

Win a Wine Tasting for up to Twenty Guests!  That evening you will be able to purchase raffle tickets for our wine basket featuring a wine tasting at Burlington Wine and Spirits, along with wine and a gift certificate to Trader Joe’s.  The Library Trustees and Burlington Wine and Spirits have generously donated this basket.  You must be 21 plus to purchase, win and attend the wine tasting.  Tickets are 3 for $5.00 and can be purchased as on August 28th at Flatbread beginning at 5:00 pm.  Drawing will be held that night and you need not be present to win.

Anyone signing up as a new member that evening will have his or her membership extended into 2013!   Benefits include a personalized membership card, quarterly newsletter, members who buy 3 books at our book sales get 1 free and more benefits to come!

The Friends of Burlington Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping our library strong.  As an active group of individuals in the community, Friends members recruit volunteers, promote library programs and assist the library with outreach and fundraising. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the community and the willing, talented volunteers.

Youth Services

Storytimes will be briefly suspended between August 27 and September 14. However, we will be back to full storytime schedule the following week.  We look forward to the return of old friends and the arrival of new ones!

Raise your child to be a reader! You are your child's most important teacher. The Burlington Public Library offers weekly storytime sessions to help your child develop reading, language and listening skills needed to succeed in school.  Together, parents and librarians help children get ready to read.   Caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions. No registration is required for storytime - just drop by!

Summer Reading has come to a close and now its time to prepare for “back to school”. 

The displays throughout the youth services department reflect this. We have lots of great titles to send them to school wearing smiles!  Picture books JJ, and J fiction titles highlighting back to school can be found on display. Look for Starting School Picture Books in the Holiday Display section. There are also Back to School Chapter Books in the display next to the YS desk. And to highlight the new season, Fall Reads have taken the place of the summer ones in the cube display.

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