Welcome to the Youth Services Department


 Girl Reading Storytimes
Events for Kids
Cards for Kids

The Youth Services Department at the Burlington Public Library is committed to providing library materials and programs for youth from birth through high school, their parents and caregivers, educators, students of children's literature and other interested individuals. 

Our aim is to foster a lifelong love of libraries and reading!

Some of the programs we offer are: storytimes for various ages; school visits, scout visits, special youth events; and Summer Reading Programs for children and teens.

Tumblebooks now has an app!


Tumblebooks, a library resource for children’s ebooks, is now available as an app. Available for Apple and Android devices, the app makes Tumblebooks easier to use on all your mobile devices. Once you download the app, you’ll need to input your country, state, library name, and your library card number. You will then have access to picture books, chapter books, reading comprehension, games and read aloud stories for your children.

Tumblebooks is available only to Burlington Public Library cardholders. If you have any trouble or questions, do not hesitate to contact the youth services department at 781-270-1692. 



There are many resources to assist learners and educators at the Burlington Public Library.  Our staff is delighted to help parents, teachers, scout leaders and others who work with children find materials to assist them.

Please stop by the Youth Services Department or call us at 781-270-1692

Please fill out Assignment Alert for library materials to be used by students or for classroom use

Librarians will give tours of the library tailored to specific age groups

Visits to schools can include presentations and storytimes

Ask about Teacher Cards and access all of our online resources 

Library Materials for Children
(for children birth - grade 6)

All Children's materials are located on the first floor of the library including:

  • Fiction (stories) - including board books, picture books, easy readers and chapter books
  • Nonfiction (fact)
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • DVDs and Videos
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks - including books on CD and Playaways
  • CD ROMs
  • Parenting Books
  • Puzzles
  • Puppets
  • Kits - groups of children's books on various subjects
  • Newbury Award Books
  • Launchpads (tablets for children) 

Library Materials for Young Adults/Teens
(for students in grades 6 - 12)

On the first floor of the library, you will find:

  • Middle school and high school fiction (in both paperback and hardcover)
  • Special Interest Nonfiction
  • Videogames for Young Adults
  • Magazines for Young Adults
  • Graphic Novels -including Manga

On the second floor of the library, you will find:

  • Nonfiction books (shelved with the adult nonfiction)

Middle school students may find useful materials in both the upstairs adult/teen (YA) nonfiction and downstairs in the children's nonfiction collection.

Movies and music for Young Adults will be found with the Adult videos and music located on the first floor of the library.