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Burlington Public Library, 34 Library Lane, Burlington, CT 06013
860-673-3331, Fax 860-673-0897

The Prudence Crandall Center was the recipent of the items that were made by our generous library patrons. The items were displayed on the mitten and hat tree in the library during the holidays. Julie Morgan, our contact person for the Hartford County Bar Foundation assisted us in delivering the donations and passed along this letter she received from the Prudence Crandall Center.

"On behalf of the Prudence Crandall Center, I would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank you for your generous donation of knitted hats, scarves and mittens for the women and children of our emergency shelter and program services that we provide for survivors of domestic violence and their families.

It is because of generous supporters such as your self that we are able to provide all the services that we do.  Your continued commitment to Prudence Crandall Center is truly appreciated. 

Thank you again!"

If you would like more information about the Prudence Crandall Center you can go to their website at

Wireless Internet Access The Burlington Public Library is now a wireless "hot spot." Bring your laptop and connect to the internet wirelessly! Information on how to connect to the wireless network is available at the front desk.

Self-checkout You can now check out your own books using our new self-checkout station located at the circulation desk. Just scan your library card and the barcodes on the items you wish to check out, and you're good to go! Ask a librarian for a demo the next time you visit us!

Looking for gift ideas for the children in your life? Once again this year, the Connecticut Library Consortium has prepared several lists of the very best books to buy for children and shared these lists on their website (in PDF format). Recommendations come from librarians all across the state (including the Burlington Library!).
Best Books for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 0-4)
Best Books for Young Readers and Listeners (ages 4-8)
Best Books for Middle Readers (ages 8-12)
Best Books for Teens (ages 12+)

Bicentennial Mementos available at the library We have limited quantities of commemorative Burlington Bicentennial coins and booklets available for sale at the library. Please inquire at the front desk or call 673-3331.

Burlington Book for sale In 2001, author Jean Martin compiled a book about Burlington. Part of the "Images of America" series, the book chronicles Burlington's history through the use of photographs from private collections and the library's local history archives. Copies of the book are available for sale at the library for $19.99 each.

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Page last updated February 6, 2008