Library News

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At your next visit to the library, the entrance may look slightly different. We are activating the security gates at all our sites progressively over the next few months. What does this mean for...

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Yes, it is that time of year again! High school students are gearing up for exams. After a few unusual years of virtual and hybrid learning, many students are preparing for their first in-person...

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We are starting January off with some changes to popular BPL services and collections in order to give more people access to our collection. These changes will be effective as of January 16, 2023...

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Do you love to read eBooks? Then read on because this news might be important to you! The original OverDrive app is retiring in early 2023. Soon, it will no longer allow you to download and read...

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

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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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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Burlington Literary Festival. Whooo's coming? Red owl in corner with thought bubble

BurlLitFest is back! Burlington Public Library is excited to announce its 2022 Burlington Literary Festival Lineup. After a fully virtual event in 2021, the library is happy to be offering many...

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It's no secret Burlington Public Library (BPL) has dozens of fabulous, FREE programs available each month. We offer everything from coding classes to Author Talks to dance workshops. Some of our...

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Brant Arts Mobility has donated six rollators, also known as “walkers with wheels” to Burlington Public Library (BPL). The devices will be available for use in the library’s branches so customers...

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Burlington Public Library (BPL) was honoured to welcome Booker Prize-winner Douglas Stuart to our Central Branch this week for a sold-out Author Talk. Stuart recently released his second book,...

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This weekend, we celebrated 150 years of library service in Burlington with a great big party at our Central Branch. Supporters of all ages—from 9 months to 90 years—joined us for a morning of fun...

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We are excited to announce that we are expanding our hours at Burlington Public Library! This change takes effect Monday September 12th. Kilbride hours will remain the same. ...

Come Celebrate. We're 150! Two black and white photos, one of building exterior from early 1900s, one of library staff indoors from 1970s.

Come celebrate our 150th birthday! Burlington Public Library was founded in 1872, and this September we are celebrating our sesquicentennial with a birthday bash. 

Join us at Central...

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Book lovers can experience reading in a new way starting this month at Art Gallery of Burlington's latest exhibition. The Future of Work: Parallel Economies, curated by Suzanne Carte, is a...