Town Requests and Information

Friends' Book Sales

"Beach Blanket Book Sale":  April 25 - 27, 2014

beach scene   All books, Music CDs, Audiobooks, DVDs and puzzles $1.00.  Children's paperbacks 2/$1.00.

Friends' members -- buy 3 and your 4th book is FREE!

Festive Flip-flops, Silly Sunglasses and Fabulous Sun Hats Welcomed!

Friday, April 25 - 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 27 - Buy a Bag Day* - 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.
*Paper bags provided by us - $5.00 per bag.  That's a lot of books!


Note:  Winning ticket for a 2014 MEMBERSHIP RAFFLE will be drawn on Sunday afternoon, April 27,
at the conclusion of the spring Book Sale.  Someone will win a $100 gift card to The Bancroft, Burlington's newest high-end steak house, scheduled to open in April on Third Avenue, in the Northwest Park development.  All those who join or renew their memberships in the Friends of the Library between Jan. 7 and April 27, 2014 will be automatically entered into the raffle!

ALSO:  Someone will win TWO tickets to the May 20, 2014 evening game of the Boston Red Sox vs the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park!  Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Library's front desk -- tickets are 3 for $5.00.  Winner will be drawn at the close of the Book Sale on April 27.

The Friends of the Burlington Public Library hold two weekend-long book sales each year, generally in April and October.  Thousands of 'previously read' books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs are offered for purchase at a very modest price.  Choose from general fiction, history, biography, travel, health, computing, home-improvement, hobbies and more.  There is always an extensive collection of books, puzzles, music and films for children as well.

 There are always special discounts for members at these sales.  Not a member of the Friends of the Library?  Or did you let your membership lapse? You can pay your dues at the door.  A membership application form is available online or at the library:  you can fill out the form at any time and return it, along with your membership fee, to the library.

Can't wait for the next booksale?   Check out the "Ongoing Booksale" in a pair of specially marked bookcases on the main floor of the library, close to the New Books section.

The Library accepts donations of gently used books, DVDs, audio-books, and music CDs year-round. Bring them to the front desk at your convenience.

Please, no encyclopedias, out-of-date textbooks, Readers' Digest condensed books, or magazines.