Love to Learn

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No money? No problem! Celebrating the month of love with your sweetheart doesn’t have to cost much when you have a library card. Here are some ways you can spend a date with your Valentine (or...

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Throughout the month of February, we recognize and honour the history, heritage, and important contributions of Black Canadians and the Black community.  

The changes brought about by...

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Sharing a great story is what family literacy is all about. Taking delight in books together helps children develop a positive association with words and language and experience joy in reading....

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Planning a trip to an exotic destination this winter? Want to connect with your grandparents who don't speak English? Hoping to brush up on the French skills you lost after high school? Learn a...

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Starting in the new year, Burlington Public Library will be refreshing the digital resources offered to our community. Based on customer feedback and...

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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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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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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...

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Halloween is creeping up on us, which means it’s time to get started on your costume! The excitement of being someone—or someTHING—else for the night is exhilarating. Whether your costume is...

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Google is likely your go-to search engine for a quick look-up, whether you’re researching something for education, or just plain fun. But do you sometimes find yourself sorting through an...

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Set yourself up for success this school year with resources to support learning in the classroom and at home. We’d love to help!  

The library has much more than books to offer. We...

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Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day of residential school. Today, it is a national initiative to reflect on the...

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International Literacy Day (September 8) reminds us to pause and remember that literacy—understanding the basics of reading and writing—is still very much a global issue today. Literacy is a...

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If reading a book has been hard to do the last little while, don’t fret! You are not alone. We’ve experienced a traumatic global pandemic and endured massive disruption in our personal and...

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Last night, Burlington Public Library welcomed renowned Elder Garry Sault for a presentation as part of Heritage Week. The event, called Between the Lakes Treaty, was sold out with an audience of...