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Upcoming Events at 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 from Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.  Our regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and are as follows:

  • Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.                                             
  • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Book Drops

Our book drops are a popular means for many returning their library items.  The convenience of having 24 hour access to the book drop is a service that we are happy to be able to offer.  With a long weekend coming, it is important to remember that the items left in the book drop are your responsibility until we check them in.  If the book drops are full, please keep your items and return them later. Please do not leave items outside or hanging out of the drop. Our goal is to get the items back for others to borrow and enjoy, and not to have anyone incur unnecessary expenses from damaged items.

Back to School

Wow, this summer went by quickly!  To all the students heading back to school, we wish you a safe and happy school year.  One of the best tools that you can have to help with your schooling is a library card.  Access to books, audios, and a wide variety of databases are right at your fingertips if you have a library card.  Of course, librarians are always on duty to help you find just the right material for your assignments. 

If you don’t yet have a library card, September is the perfect time to get one during “National Library Card Sign Up Month”.  All that is needed is a photo i.d. and proof of residency for those over 14.  If younger than 14, a parent or legal guardian needs to be present and show their proof of residency and photo i.d. since it is the parent’s decision as to when their child is ready to have their own library card. 

“Last Wednesday Book Group”

After a summer hiatus, the “Last Wednesday Book Group” will meet on September 28 from 7:00 until 8:30.   This month, the group will be reading and discussingThe Bell Ringers” by Henry Porter.   This is a well-written, thought-provoking thriller about modern technology, complacency and paranoia: how much privacy would YOU give up in the interest of national security?  Monte Pearson will lead this month’s discussion which is sure to be a lively one! 

If you’ve been interested in trying a book group, if this book peaks your interest, or if you are looking for a stimulating evening, you’ll surely want to try the “Last Wednesday Book Group”. All are welcome, no registration required.  Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk by the first of the month. See our website  (burlingtonpubliclibrary.org) for more information including a list of future and past reads.


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