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NEW: MasterClass

We’ve partnered with MasterClass through the #MasterClassGrants program to provide a limited number of free Annual Memberships to our library cardholders. We’re excited to start learning from the best!

Local cardholders who are interested in obtaining a year-long membership may fill out this Google Form. Library system staff will activate your subscription within two days. Free subscriptions are available on a first-come first-served basis while supplies last.

Request Access here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRBMtRrYr5pB5201MD3BjUsN7rTGrJNZyqTynoKHl9wj4mww/viewform

FREE Gardening Webinars and Activities

Here are some updates on the FREE Gardening Webinars and Activities for Wisconsin Public Libraries to use from April – June.  This program content is available to all Wisconsin Public Libraries, thanks to underwriting sponsor We Energies. The webinars are presented by nationally known and Wisconsin-based author, columnist, and gardening expert Melinda Myers, and the gardening activities and videos were also created by Melinda. 
1.) Access the FREE WEBINARS and GARDENING ACTIVITIES for your Library on the website: Beauty Outside Your Door – 2024 Library Program: Melinda Myers
You’ll find information on the 3 Garden Webinars and 3 Gardening Activities/Projects (with corresponding videos) to download and use with your patrons. 
 April activity is available now – simply Visit the Program website and scroll down to watch the April video and Download the April Activity Guide. We hope you’ll consider hosting webinar watch parties at your library (see webinar dates below) and/or host events in your community room to do the April, May and June gardening projects.  And feel free to use the content in any other creative way you’d like.
  • April 10, 2024, 6:30 p.m. CT
    Container Gardening Throughout the Year with gardening expert & author Melinda Myers
    Use container gardens to boost the color and seasonal interest in any size landscape, garden, balcony, or deck. With your budget in mind, we will explore attractive combinations of trees, shrubs, flowers, edible plants, and those that attract pollinators. Plus, you’ll learn strategies for extending your enjoyment year-round by transforming all or a portion of the container planting with the changing seasons.
    Register for this free webinar at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SwTJwDSaQgWnm7YU-iY0mg

  • May 1, 2024, 6:30 p.m. CT
    WEBINAR: Ornamental Fruits and Vegetables with gardening expert & author Melinda Myers
    Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into your landscape, garden beds, and containers. Growing varieties that are both ornamental and productive increases the opportunities for creating a beautiful space right outside your door. We will look at new and proven fruit and vegetable varieties suited to both gardens and containers.
    Register for the free webinar at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SFUNmF3LSUmpTXGpRMVbiA

  • June 5, 2024, 6:30 p.m. CT
    WEBINAR: Under-Appreciated Pollinators with gardening expert & author Melinda Myers
    The plight of honeybees and monarchs fills the news, but many more pollinators are often overlooked yet critical to the production of food, fiber, and other raw materials we depend upon. Native bees, moths, bats, beetles, flies, and birds are also important. We will look at a variety of pollinators, their role in the environment, and their impact on people. Plus, we will discuss ways to co-exist with these often overlooked and sometimes feared or dreaded animals.
    Register for this free webinar at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__q1UbmcTTMyyumfGd-o6AA

Show Your Library Love – Library Apparel Store


Visit our online store to choose from a variety of customizable merchandise in various colors and sizes. We’re very excited about this new addition to the library, so be sure to check the link often for new surprises. All orders will be delivered directly to the library weekly for patron pick up!

Proceeds from your purchase will go to the Burlington Friends of the Library to help fund library programs and improvements. 

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to message us!

Hoopla – FREE On-Demand Digital Materials

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV – 24/7 and FREE on your phone or tablet using your library card. Six formats all in one app for a simple to use multimedia content experience! Your items return automatically and never garner late fees.

Website: hoopladigital.com


  • Movies
  • TV Shows
  • Music Albums
  • ebooks
  • Read Along ebooks – coming soon!
  • Audiobooks
  • Comic Books


  • Action View on comics
  • FULL album releases from the most popular artists
  • Apps available for AndroidiOS
  • Multiple playback speeds on audiobooks
  • More fonts, formatting options, themes, etc. on eBooks.
  • ALL content can be downloaded to enjoy offline and we now support downloading to an SD card.
  • Supported by Androidtv, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Chromecast, Amazon Alexa
  • Chromecast (1st and 2nd generation) 

Don’t have a current Burlington Public Library card?  Sign up for a digital card now.