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.

Book Sale -  April  27 - 29

The Friends of the Library will hold their Spring book sale from April 27 through April 29.  The theme this Spring is "Hit a Home Run with Books" Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park!  On Friday, show your love of baseball and the Red Sox: wear a team shirt or hat and receive a free book!  The Book Sale committee is pleased to announce a special VIP guest will be visiting from the Lowell Spinners. Canaligator will be here Friday morning from 11:30 -12:30 to meet and greet patrons. A special baseball raffle will take place throughout the sale as well.

Pricing: All books, CDs, DVDs $1.  Children's paperbacks two for $1. Friends’ members buy 3 get 1 free Friday and Saturday. If you are not yet a member, you can join during the sale and immediately receive this benefit.

Hours of the Sale:

  • Friday, April 27 - 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29 - Buy a Bag Day! 1:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fill a brown paper bag and pay what you think it's worth ($3 minimum), or buy a canvas tote bag for $10 and fill the bag for free! You can buy as many bags of books as you like.

May Basket Raffle Coming Soon!

The ever popular May Basket Raffle will be held again this year!  This fundraiser for the Friends of the Library brings together town organizations, businesses and community in support of the library.  Baskets are being gathered and will be on display beginning May 1. Raffle tickets will be sold from May 1 until May 31.  The May Basket Raffle Drawing will be held Thursday evening, May 31.  Join us for this event and find out right away if you are a winner.

If you are interested in contributing a basket see our website or call Lori Hodgson (781-505-4990) for more details.


In the Youth Services Department, a display for National Poetry Month includes such titles as “You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You”; “I Asked a Tiger to Tea”; and “The Tree That Time Built”, for you to enjoy together with your children!  New Nonfiction and Picture Books and seasonal books (Spring Reads) are also on display.

Help your blossoming readers by introducing them to the Early Chapter Book section (call number is JJ) with titles such as “Clementine”, “Alvin Ho”, and “Just Grace”.  Finally, see our Patriot’s Day Display above the Fairy Tale books—we have several versions of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” and some simple accounts for young readers too!

On the second floor there are a variety of displays as well.   

In partnership with the Conservation Commission, a display about water conservation and stormwater can be found on the second floor.  Information and handouts from the Commission and a sample drain constructed by the Department of Public Works can be seen.  Books with focus on water and conservation have been gathered and are available for check out.

Another display has been created in conjunction with Minuteman Senior Services, The Challenge of Alzheimer’s, includes titles such as “I’m Still Here: a new philosophy of  Alzheimer’s Care” by John Zeisel  and “The Alzheimer's Action Plan : the experts' guide to the best diagnosis and treatment” by Paul Doraiswamy.

One other display in the non-fiction area is focused on food.  “Whatcha Got Cooking” includes titles such as “Cajun Cuisine”, “Great Indian Recipes”, “Recipes for a Book Club”, and “Nantucket Restaurants Cookbook”.


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