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Food for Fines: April 9-14

During National Library Week, April 9-14, 2018, the Burlington Public Library will have a Food for Fines program to support Love, Inc.

For each canned or packaged food item that a patron brings in, we’ll waive $1.00 of fines, up to a maximum of $20.00. We cannot accept expired, home-made, or fresh foods. Only overdue fines can be waived during Food for Fines; we cannot waive fines for lost or damaged items through this program.

Food items in particular need:

  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Hamburger Helper

National Library Week Survey & Activities

Click Here to Complete a Patron Survey and Be Entered to Win a Burlington Public Library Canvas Tote Bag

April 8-14 is National Library Week, and the Burlington Public Library is celebrating in a number of ways.

  • Food for Fines – During National Library Week, patrons who bring in non-perishable food items can have overdue fines waived, up to a maximum of $20. (This applies only to overdues, not lost or damaged items.) Donated food items will go to Love, Inc.  Click here for more information.
  • Daily Raffle Drawing – Patrons who submit a Library Patron Survey will be entered to win a Burlington Public Library canvas tote bag.
  • Chocolate Treats – Patrons who fill out a Why I Love My Library postcard will be given yummy chocolate treats
  • Giveaways – The library will be giving away magnets, bookmarks, and fun goodies of all kinds.

All of these things are our way of saying thank you to the Burlington community for their ongoing patronage and support.
Fast Facts about the Burlington Public Library:

  • There were 154,680 visits to the library in 2017.
  • 181,225 items were checked out at Burlington Public Library in 2017.
  • We answered 13,416 questions at the Reference Desk in 2017.
  • There were 11,028 computer uses at the library, and 5,189 wi-fi logins
  • The library owns 68,869 circulating items, including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, puzzles, Wi-Fi hotspots, microfilm, games, and more.
  • Over 250,000 downloadable e-books and audiobooks are accessible with a Burlington Public Library card through Overdrive, a statewide resource.
  • A Burlington Public Library card can be used at any public library in Racine, Walworth, Kenosha, or Rock Counties. Patrons can also reserve items from there for pickup in Burlington.

2018 Holiday Closings

The regular hours of the Burlington Public Library are:

Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed

In addition, BPL is closed for the following holidays:

  • Monday, January 1
  • Monday, May 28
  • Wednesday, July 4
  • Monday, September 3
  • Thursday, November 22
  • Monday, December 24
  • Tuesday, December 25
  • Monday, December 31
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

FREE E-Books, audiobooks, & digital magazines

Burlington Public Library has lots of great ways to get exciting digital content to you at all hours of the day or night, with just your library card and PIN.

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Need help?  Contact the library at 262-342-1130 or ask@burlington.lib.wi.us

Welcome to the Burlington Public Library

Burlington Public Library is here to serve the community.  We provide interesting and enlightening materials for education and personal enrichment.  Whether you come here every day or haven’t stopped in years, we are here for you.   We answer questions big and small, and even when we’re closed, our digital content is always available.

Need help?  Call us at 262-342-1130 or email us at ask@burlington.lib.wi.us.  We’re happy to help!