Library News

Lita Barrie receives a rollator from Mitchell Koplowitz in front of the Brant Arts Mobility van

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...

CEO Lita Barrie and Douglas Stuart sit in arm chairs on a stage, facing each other

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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This fall, the City of Burlington will invite applications for a four-year term on the...

Come In We're Open sign behind a glass door

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...

MP Karina Gould stands beside BPL Board Chair Catharine Benzie. Together they hold a large folder containing a certificate.

Congratulations, Catharine! BPL’s Board Chair, Catharine Benzie recently received the Platinum Jubilee Community Hero Award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the Burlington...

Write Here. Write Now. in bold colour blocked text. BPL 150 logo in lower left corner.

It’s no secret we have a wealth of writing talent in Burlington. Our community is brimming with creativity and loves to celebrate it with others.  

That’s why we are excited to...

Feeling lucky? We sure are!

We are excited to announce that our Express Collection is back after a break during Covid. We are reintroducing it as Lucky Express. Why? Finding a Lucky Express...