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Spooky City-SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING
Saturday, October
The library will be handing out treats to all costumed children from 11am to noon, or while supplies last.

Boy Scout Clue

On Saturday October 9th from 10 am to 3:30 pm Burlington will host the Three Harbors Council, Boy Scouts of America for their council-wide activity.  The Three Harbors Council services Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties.

Storytime with Miss Deb!

Mondays at 9:30 am

Retired teacher Miss Deb brings her joy and experience to storytime! Come Read, Sing, and Play with us!

Storytime with Miss Emily

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am

New Youth Librarian Miss Emily is excited to come indoors for storytime this Fall! Come let the little ones wiggle while we explore books, songs, and more!

Pre-literacy Playtime

Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Let’s play! Your baby is constantly learning–even if they seem to just be digging through a sensory bin. In this short free play time we’ll be surrounded by letters, pages to turn, and stories. As we play with magnetic letters, draw lines in shaving cream, and dance to the music, your little one will be learning letter recognition as well as fine motor skills they’ll eventually need to write the story of their life!

Anything Can Happen Thursdays

Thursdays at 6 pm beginning September 9 through December 16

Designed to bring families together for fun, educational and creative adventures.  We’ll explore books, make interesting projects, go on learning adventures, and there’s always the possibility of fun, physical activities!  

Parents and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, in or out-laws and the kids they care about are all invited.  Grab your neighbors and friends and join us for a fun filled hour every Thursday evening.  

Creative Colorful Counting

Fridays at 9:30 am

This low-key free play time will encourage you and your child to talk about and play with numbers, colors, and shapes in new and fun ways. These basic math concepts will underpin everything else they do–and we’ll learn them through play! So join us to dig through sensory bins for the number 1, color everything orange, and find matching shapes throughout the library. Let’s play!

Family STEAM

1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:30 pm

Join Miss Emily for fun experiments and eye-opening science as we explore the world around us. Best for kids in grades 1-5.

The LIFT

Weekdays after school 3:00-5:00

The Library Is For Teens! And we’re committed to proving it. Every day after school, we’ll open our meeting room for a new teen-directed activity. The offerings will be varied and changing based on the interests of the teens and tweens who attend. We’ll be sure to include days for art, games, writing, and more. Special thanks to The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine for providing snacks!

The LIFT–High School

Every Monday, Thursday, and Friday after school from 3:00-5:00

Grades 9-12

The Library Is For Teens! Drop by our meeting room and see what’s going on. Tell us what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to make it happen! Board games? Dance parties? Video game tournaments? Food? Drawing classes? Writing? Anime? It’s all at the library!  Chill, chat, check it out. Special thanks to The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine for providing snacks!

The LIFT–Middle School

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday after school from 3:00-5:00

Grades 7-8

The Library Is For Teens! Drop by our meeting room and see what’s going on. Tell us what you’d like to see and we’ll do our best to make it happen! Board games? Dance parties? Video game tournaments? Food? Drawing classes? Writing? Anime? It’s all at the library!  Chill, chat, check it out. Special thanks to The Coffee House on Chestnut & Pine for providing snacks!

LGBTQ+ High School Hangout 

Friday, October 15 from 6:00-7:00

Grades 9-12

The event is intended to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for LGBTQ+ youth to have fun, be who they are, talk, hangout, and enjoy activities with other youth and allies in the LGBTQ+ Community.

LGBTQ+ Middle School Meetup  

Friday, November 5th from  6:00-7:00 

Grades 7-8

The event is intended to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for LGBTQ+ youth to have fun, be who they are, talk, hangout, and enjoy activities with other youth and allies in the LGBTQ+ Community.

After Hours Movie Night

Friday, September 24th from 7:00-10:00

Grades 9-12

There will be nothing but food, fun, and friends at this after hours movie night! We’ll hang out a bit before beginning the movie. Register online or at the library to vote for your movie choice! The winning movie will be announced the Monday before the event. Registration required.

After Hours Movie Night

Friday, October 29th from 7:00-10:00

Grades 7-8

There will be nothing but food, fun, and friends at this after hours movie night! We’ll hang out a bit before beginning the movie. Register online or at the library to vote for your movie choice! The winning movie will be announced the Monday before the event. Registration required.

Middle School Anime Club

Third Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00

Grades 7-8

On this special LIFT (Library Is For Teens) day, we know you’re bursting to talk about your new favorite Anime. Come to this club to share all the excitement and heartbreak with others who feel the same way! We’ll explore different genres, Japanese treats, and crafts. We’ll even get to watch an episode or two of a new show!

Middle School Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 

Grades 7-8

Great books, great people, great hangout. What more could you want? Stop by LIFT (Library Is For Teens) for bookclub in September to help us pick the books for the next two months. We read what you want! And each month we’ll have a book-themed craft to work on while we chat.

Foodie Friday

Every Friday from 3:00-5:00

Grades 7-12

Join us for LIFT (Library Is For Teens) on Fridays and learn to cook foods from home and around the world. Build skills you’ll use your whole life and learn recipes to impress your family. And eat food!

Teen Escape  Room

October 29, 2021 9:15am-3:45pm

Do you think you can solve  all the clues to escape the teen escape room in an hour? Join us at the library for an autumn themed escape room!  There will be a limit of 6 people per group and registration is required.

Teen Anime Club

Grades 9-12

Second Monday of the month

Do you like to watch anime?  How about reading manga?  Then join us every second Monday of the month to watch your favorite anime and discuss the latest manga titles! We will also be enjoying some snacks from Japan as well!  We meet every second Monday of the month during LIFT (Library Is For Teens) from 3 – 5pm.

Teen Writing Challenge

Grades 9-12

Fourth Monday of the month

Do you like to write?  Want to share your passion for writing with like minded peers?  Then join us to challenge your writing with random story prompts. We meet every fourth Monday of the month during LIFT (Library Is For Teens) from 3 – 5pm.

Inquiries Into Murder: Teen Edition

Grades 9-12

Third Tuesday of the Month

Hey Teens, do you want to test your detective skills?  Were you a champ at playing Clue? We have a monthly murder mystery waiting for you then!    Each mystery will have three objectives that you need to find the answers to within one hour.  Meetings are August 17th,  September 21st, October 19th, and November 16th.  Registration is required so that you can get your clue packet.

Teen Book Club

Grades 9-12

Third Monday of the month 4pm-5pm

Join us for the Teen Book Club. Books for the book club will cover different genres and be available in multiple formats.  Register beforehand, and there is a chance you could get a free copy of that month’s book! We will be meeting during LIFT (Library Is For Teens) from 4-5pm.  

Peace Tree Yoga @ the Library for Teens (Grades 9-12)

Thursday, September 23rd from 4:10-4:50 

The Fourth Thursday of the Month

For today’s LIFT (Library Is For Teens), join the wonderful yoga instructors of Peace Tree Yoga Studio for a class in yoga and meditation. Yoga & meditation are great for everything! Bring a mat of your own or we will supply one. Free yoga to free your brain…and oh,  bring a friend. 

NEW…Teen Leadership Advisory Board for Burlington Public Library

Meets Fourth Thursday of the month at 3:25-4:00

Grades 7-12

Service Learning Hours available for teens.

Totally new to the Library, but not new to the Library System, be part of a group of teen leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Meet new teens and adults who know how to create positive change! Have a voice! Join alone or bring a friend. We will be meeting during LIFT (Library Is For Teens).

WRITE Stuff Writing Club

Meets the Fourth Tuesday of every month during LIFT (Library Is For Teens) from 3 – 5pm.

We’ll explore different genres of the written word and put pen to paper and create.  From short stories to song lyrics and everything in between!  Designed to be a fun, safe place to develop creative writing skills.  

New Beginning Chapter Book Section!
Are you ready to make the jump to chapter books this summer? Do you have a hard time finding new books to read among the huge selection of long books for older kids? Well we just made it easy to find your next favorite book! Check out our new Beginning Chapter Book section. Each book is marked with a blue Level 5 to make it easy to identify. Come by the library and check us out!

Threatening Weather
Please call the library at 262-342-1130 to see if we are open and programs are not canceled.  We alert Channels 4, 6 and 12 when the library is closed due to bad weather.

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