About the Burlington Public Library
The Burlington Public Library brings many opportunities and resources to our community that many residents would otherwise not have access to, such as:
- Board games
- Books for all ages
- The Burlington Record
- Cake pans
- Coffee bar
- Computers for public use
- Crafts and toys
- Friendly staff
- Interlibrary loan
- Juvenile Non-fiction
- Large print books
- Local history resources
- Participating Colorado Library Card (CLC)
- Quiet places for study
- Read and relax
- Step up to reading books
- Story time (Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.)
- Summer reading program
- Youth audio books
- Wireless access
Our catalog is now available to view online. Please feel free to browse, place holds, and renew your books.
If patrons would like to be able to utilize this service, please visit with library staff to receive your login credentials. All requests must be made in person, as patron information can not be released via phone.
Mondays at 10 am
Perfect for kids from 0 to 3. Join the librarian in singing classic children songs, reading books from our collection, hearing classic children stories, and playing with manipulative toys. You never know what to expect at Toddler Story Time. This program is completely free, parents are required to participate.
Classic Story Time
Wednesdays at 10 am
Perfect for kids from 3 to 5. Join the librarian for the classic Story Time you remember from your childhood. The program opens with some hand-selected books from our collection, and then kids and parents are directed on how to make a craft at their level with a theme from one of the books. The kids will also enjoy songs, movement, and play. This program is completely free, parents are required to participate.
Fridays at 9 am
Perfect for kids Kindergarten-4th grade. Join the librarian for some stories, exercise, art experiences, science, math, and more! This program is completely free. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Fridays at 10 am
Perfect for middle school kids. Join the librarian in reading a chapter book together and then participating in a fun activity related to the book. Once the book has been finished, the group will have a final activity that could range from watching the related movie, having a book party, meeting with the author, etc. This program is completely free.
Life Skills Workshop
Fridays at 11 am
Perfect for all ages. Join the librarian in learning a needed life skill every week. These skills range from money management to cooking and preparing meals. This program is completely free.
First Friday of the month at 11 am
Perfect for all ages. Join the librarians in several fun science experiments and finish the hour out with a STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art, and mathematics) art project. This program is completely free. Parents are required to attend.
3rd Tuesday of the month at 11 am
Perfect for all ages. Join the librarian for a fun tea time experience. Each month will have a different theme that includes fun decorations, treats, drinks, and a fun activity for the kids to do while we read poetry. It is a relaxing program that helps us slow down our day just a little bit. This program is completely free. Parents are required to participate.
The Burlington Public Library is pleased to announce that ebooks are now available via Cloud Library! Patrons can obtain their login credentials by visiting the library.
Technology Available for Checkout
Telescope, Microscope, GPS Unit, Makey-Makey, Action Camera
Past Perfect is the complete digital collection of the history of Kit Carson County. Combining over 100 years of obituaries, thousands of records from Old Town Museum, The History of Kit Carson County book, Old Town's physical items, records from City Hall, records from the county, the Burlington Record, the School Districts, and local stories from our many residents. This is an ongoing work in progress that will take years to fully develop and never be completed. You can use it for serious research, or to just look through the amazing stories that make our little slice of Colorado special.