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.

Library Hours

The Library will be closed for the morning of Friday, June 15 for staff development. We will open to the public at 1:00 p.m..

Summer hours

The Library will be closed  on Sundays for the summer.  This schedule will beginning Sunday, June 17 and end after the Labor Day weekend.  Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m.until 2:00 p.m. from June 23 until September 8.  Our weekday hours do remain the same with Monday through Thursday hours of 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday hours of 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Your friends at the Burlington Public Library are wondering what YOU’ll be reading “Between the Covers” this summer!  Share your reading with the rest of us in the state-sponsored summer reading program for adults, and you might win a prize. 

The program begins June 1 and ends August 31, and there are two ways to be involved:  you can register on-line at www.readsinma.org/burlingtonma (click on the tab for Adults, then pick your own user-name and password), or you can do it the old-fashioned way with pen and paper, recording the books you read and dropping them into a raffle box at the Library.  There’ll be two prizes randomly awarded each month, one for on-line and one for pen-and-paper readers, plus a grand end-of-summer prize that is open to all.  Visit the Library website at www.burlingtonpubliclibrary.org or stop in this weekend to learn more.


This session of Storytimes has ended and there will be a break for the month of June. The Youth Services staff will spent this time preparing for an exciting Summer Reading program.Storytimes resume in July with Family Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 am (ages 3 and up), Campfire Stories on Tuesdays at 11 am (elementary school age), and Baby Storytime on Fridays at 11 am (birth to 2 yrs.).  The Youth Services Department will spend this time preparing for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. Watch for information about the Summer Reading events to be available soon in the library and online.  We look forward to seeing you all this summer!

Summer Reading Kickoff for children and teens - Thursday, June 28

Children’s events from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration for the 2012 Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big, Read”, will begin on Monday, June 18! Be sure to mark your calendars for June 28 for our official Summer Reading Kickoff! We will have face painting, fun activities and music by the Toe Jam Puppet Band! (Performance showtime @ 11am)

Teen events from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to kickoff the Teen Summer Reading Program, “Own the Night”, there will be games and snacks. Join the fun and learn about the summer events planned just for you.


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