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.

Summer Reading Results

What a wonderful Summer Reading Program we had at the Burlington Public Library!

This year, we had a total of 450 elementary students participate in the Kids Summer Reading Program writing a total of 173 online book reviews. We had a total of 93 children/parents participate in the Early Literacy Summer Reading Program (birth – PreK). It was a great inaugural program for our youngest readers! Also, a total of 138 teens read for a grand total of 2,948 hours, writing 423 online book reviews for the Teen Summer Reading Program. There were 581 reviews submitted for the Adult Summer Reading from 125 participants (53 used the on-line option).  Congratulations to all of our summer readers!

 60 Hour Readers at Burlington Public Library

We wish to congratulate the forty-one 60-hour readers from the 2012 Kids Summer Reading Program who have read above and beyond by reading 60 hours or more this summer!  We salute them for their dedication and their love of reading! 

Our 60 hour readers are:

Brianna Abruzzese, Layla Ahmed, Sami Ahmed, Rani Amin, Sairaj Bhat, Ashish Bommasani, Liam Brown, Jack Campbell, Kathryn Campbell, Natalie Carey, Saniya Chaudhari, Anvi Dayma, Hridai Dharan, Anisha Goel, Madison Green, Ronit Gupta, Grace Hanafin, Hope Hanafin, Rose, Hanafin, Nibodh Jogam, Aleena John, Avni Kamat, Paul Kilfoyle, Kenny Kilfoyle, Hayden Mattson, Arun Molugu, Duncan Myer, Megan Ohol, Maya Pandit, Allison Parry, Rayna Paul, Devangi Rathi, Thiviyan Satheesh, Nagakishan Seemakurti, Niti Seereeram, Amit Shenoy, Sophia Taur, Matthew Tengtrakool, Shashank Uthappa, Darshana Venkatesh

August Prize Winners for Adult Summer Reading

  • Mary Jean Lucas – “Reading in Bed” basket        
  • Peter Arsenault – “Reading in Bed” bag
  • Grand Prize Winner of the “Night at the Marriott” for the Adult Summer Reading – Kate Schissler

 The Burlington Public Library would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their generous support of the 2012 Summer Reading Program:

AAA of Southern New England, The Boston Bruins, Burlington Cultural Council, The Burlington Marriott, Burlington Patch, Burlington Union News, Cold Stone Creamery, Daily Times Chronicle, Dunkin Donuts (182A Cambridge St.), Friendly’s Ice Cream, The Friends of the Burlington Public Library, Market Basket Stores, The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners,  The Massachusetts Library System, McDonald’s Restaurants, Newbury Comics, Nordblom Company, Roche Brothers, and Shaw’s Supermarkets.

Flatbread Company Fundraiser a success!

The Friends of the Burlington Public Library would like to thank all who participated in the Flatbread Company fundraiser and the “Wine-lover’s Basket” raffle. We’d also like to congratulate Brenda McConologue winner of the raffle basket so generously provided by Burlington Wine & Spirits and the Board of Library Trustees.

“Mixing Fact and Fiction” with Hank Phillippi-Ryan

Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. to get the scoop on mysteries, television, and the mystery of television from Hank Phillippi-Ryan.  You’ll want to be here to hear from Ms. Phillippi-Ryan about her award-winning mystery novels and her role as an investigative reporter for 7News in Boston.

The Last Wednesday Book Group

On Wednesday, September 26 from 7 -8:30 a lively discussion will take place.  The group will be discussing “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James.  Among the questions to be explored-“What accounts for the extraordinary popularity of this book? “ Join us for an exploration of this media sensation.


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