June 13 2017

Latest Burlington Public Library News: Summer Hours, Multiple Events, Summer Reading

The following is a release from the Burlington Public Library:


Summer Hours


Summer hours begin June 18.  We will be closed on Sundays from June 18 through Labor Day weekend. We will also begin our Summer Saturday hours on June 24, with our Library open from 10 until 2.


Summer Hours June 18 – August 27 (closed Labor Day Weekend):


Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunday: closed



Adult Summer Reading


“Reading . . . a World of Imagination”   Our popular Adult Summer Reading program has begun.  Share what you read this summer between June 1 and August 31 to be automatically entered into a monthly prize drawing. The prize for the month of June is a gift certificate to Buffalo Wild Wings and 2 bottles of their special sauces.  Just imagine the different combinations of flavors that you can have on your wings! There are two ways you to participate for adult readers: register and record your reading on-line via a link on the Library website; or fill out paper forms and drop them in a raffle box in the Library.   


Stop by the library and check out our book displays that will introduce you to a whole new world. Among the displays you’ll find a new one in the nonfiction area on the second floor.  Books included in this “A World of Imagination” display include Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination by Margaret Atwood, and Your Ideas Start Here by Carolyn Eckert.


Kayaking Basics with L.L. Bean – Thursday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.  


Get ready to jumpstart your summer and take on a new outdoor adventure!  Kayaking is a great way to get outside, enjoy nature and get some exercise all at the same time.  Learn all about kayaking, including techniques and safety, in a hands-on environment with a representative from L.L. Bean. Join us for this educational and entertaining Adult Evening Program sponsored by the Friends of the Burlington Public Library. Admission is free and light refreshments are served.


Evening Book Group -Thursday, June 29, 7-8:30


Come join the discussion of The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson.  Assistant Director , Mike Wick will lead the discussion of this winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction . An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea.  Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Coloring Group – June 26, 6:30-8:30


Come and join the latest trend for socialization, fun, and relaxation! The library will provide supplies, or you can bring your own. Free and open to all.


Laptops Available for Use in Burlington Public Library


Burlington Public Library now offers laptops for patrons to borrow and use in the library.  We recognized that in certain situations using our desktop computers were not convenient or desirable for our patrons, so we decided to improve our service to the community by offering two laptops that can be borrowed and used in the library.

To borrow a laptop, a patron must read and agree to the terms of our Laptop Loan Policy, be 17 years of age or older, and present a valid library card.  Additionally, a patron must leave a valid driver’s license, passport, or state issued ID with the reference staff.  Laptops may be checked out for 4 hours.


Teen Lounge - Friday, June 16, 2:30 to 4:30 pm


Join Nicole for games, crafts, snacks, you name it.


Dads and Donuts - Saturday, June 17, 11 am to Noon


Join Mary for a special storytime for children and Dads or other caregivers. We’ll have stories, songs, fun, and donuts.  Best for Ages 2-8  


Tween and Teen Mario Kart Tournament - Saturday, June 17, 3-4 pm Join Nicole for a Mario Kart Challenge.


Summer Reading Kick Off -Thursday, July 6, 10 am-1 pm Children, 3 pm Teens


This summer’s theme for children is “Reading . . . A World of Fantasy.”  Join us for a children’s magical kickoff: face painting, raffles, crafts, and a performance by Ed the Wizard at 11 am.


The theme for Teens this summer is “Fantastic Reads.”  The Teen’s fantastic kickoff, featuring Family Feud and walking tacos, starts at 3 pm.    


Did You Know?


The best way to avoid “Summer Slide”, the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains that they made during the previous school year, is to read all Summer.  The library offers a fun filled “Summer Reading” program for all ages that encourages your child to read while having fun and winning prizes. Pick up a flier at the Youth Services Desk or visit our website to learn more.


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