News & Reviews

Stories, tips, book reviews and more! On BPL News and Reviews you'll find thoughtful reading recommendations from our librarians, tips to make the most out of library resources, and updates on the exciting stuff happening at all of our branches.

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Get hands-on with your holiday giving in our MakerSpace! With our professional-grade equipment and helpful staff, you can create gifts so impressive your recipients won’t believe you made them....

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City of Burlington is now accepting applications for a four-year term on the Library Board, to...

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Hot off the press! The taste makers at the helm of the illustrious New York Times Book Review have published their annual 100 Notable Books list.

Check out which books made the cut by...

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Handmade gifts leave a lasting impression—even if they are gobbled up in minutes. Creating something special for someone on your gift list is a chance to think about the people you love while you...

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You'll always be first in line for the most popular magazines from the library when you borrow the online edition. And here's a bonus: digital magazines are instantly available to stream online or...

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Burlington Public Library (BPL) has been awarded a prestigious stamp of approval as an official Great Place to Work™ (GPTW). GPTW is the world’s...

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Enjoy streaming with Burlington Public Library… for free! 

With inflation causing many households to take stock of their budgets, it might be time to reevaluate how much you’re...

Library lovers got a rare chance to explore Central Branch after dark this weekend at Library After Dark. The sold-out event was a BPL first, and ticket-holders were treated to a night of drinks,...

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Every November, we take a beat out of our busy lives to reflect on the devastating impact of war. While the Armistice of 1918, which marked the final ceasefire of the First World War, is the...

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A community art project celebrating the library's 150th anniversary has been installed at Burlington Public Library's (BPL) Central Branch. You can find it on the branch's third floor. 

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Looking for your next great read? Look no further! These picks are more than just librarian-approved. They come straight from the librarian’s nightstand! We asked our six branch librarians to...

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We love hosting storytime at the library! But we know that sometimes families can’t join us due to illness, timing, or other challenges. With these librarian-approved tips, you can create...

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Let's read together! Join readers from libraries across Ontario as we read Still Hopeful by Maude Barlow, available as an eBook or eAudiobook without any waitlists or holds from...

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We're celebrating Ontario Public Library Week! It's a chance to recognize all the amazing opportunities you can unlock with your library card. 

This year's theme is "One Card, One...

It’s fall y’all! There’s a chill in the air, making this spooky season the perfect time to snuggle up and sink your teeth into a deliciously dark horror book. 

If the idea of reading...