Burlington Library Association
"Friends of the Library" - Burlington, CT
What's new: Minutes. Life Members. Kristen elected president: see new Board. Amended Bylaws. Party photos.
Burlington residents and BLA members are always welcome
to attend meetings
MISSION: "The mission of the Burlington Library Association, Incorporated, "Friends of the Burlington Public Library," is to support the Burlington Public Library's services and programs by advocating public support and use of the library, and by generating assistance and revenue through volunteer involvement." (Read the Bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation and click here to view our IRS tax forms.) How do we put these formal words into action? Check us out on this website! The BLA Board differs from the Town Library Board.
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The Burlington Library Association is sponsoring a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents to attend a parenting workshop with local author and educator, Dr. Amy Alamar.
Raising healthy children with an ability to sustain meaningful relationships is a challenge even in the most ideal situations. Add on hormones, attitude, personality, and technology - welcome to the tween and teen years!
The Farmington Valley's own Dr. Amy Alamar, author of The Parenting Project: Build Extraordinary Relationships with Your Kids through Daily Conversation, will lead this interactive workshop, which will include a discussion about parenting the independent, emerging adult while nurturing the playful child within.
You will have the
opportunity to explore making stronger connections through conversation and
confrontation in the context of real-life situations. Specifically, the workshop
will include topics such as:
There will also be a Q&A at the end.
How to Sign Up
See you there!
The sale starts at 10:00 am on December 8th and continues until sold out. All proceeds go towards supporting the library by providing funding for educational programs, books, media, museum passes and more.
BY POPULAR DEMAND
The Burlington Library Association, Friends of the Library, are once again holding a casserole sale on Saturday, November 17th. Our last sale was hugely popular, and we sold out quickly. This year we are hoping to have many more donations of one dish meals. We are looking for volunteers and hope you will help us.
Beginning October 11, we will have sign-up sheets in the library and will have available foil pans with plastic covers, as well as details about meal preparation, labeling, and delivery instructions.
We are hoping for a wide variety of dishes: stew, chili, pasta based dishes, vegetarian meals, vegetable based dishes, ratatouilles, curried dishes, ragout, shepherd's pie, soups and chowders, quiches, gluten free, etc.
We are requesting an email address, if possible, so that we can send you any
further information if needed.
Thank you for your continued support of the Burlington Public Library!
Mary Ann Labadia
Tavern Day at the School House was wonderful... including the weather! (Please see photos below.)
We were surrounded this year by... food trucks, members of the farmers' market, the fire department tent, and a young singer! A lively spot and great foot traffic!
The comic mime performer, Robert Rivest, was enjoyed by all ages. The Hornbook Activity coordinated well with the history of the School House and was well prepared by Kaitlin Checovetes.
Thank you to all those who stopped by with family and friends and showed interest in the Friends organization and fundraising activities for the library this year. Sue Grant and Sandy Hierl made it possible for us to advertise and have information about the One Dish Wonder Casserole Sale on November 17.
Nancy Monahan and Kristen Williams also were able to prepare a new fund raiser activity...A Seasonal Basket...that will be filled with books and a variety of items related to a theme. Tickets will be available at the Library for everyone to get a chance to own this basket!
A big thank you to all our volunteers this year...Kristen Williams, Nancy and Craig Winter, Pat Miller, Rick Labadia, Pat Small, Nancy Monahan, Georgia Riberdy, Jodi Papazian, and Judy Masters.
Thank you also to Marie S. Hasskarl for her support all day.
Our contribution as the Friends was appreciated by the library and also the community. The day was a reinforcement of our mission to support the Burlington Public Library’s services and programs by generating assistance and revenue through volunteer involvement.
Mary Ann Labadia
Annual Meeting, 5/18, 7pm
Grand Reopening. April 29, noon-3
Join us for the Burlington Public Library's Grand Reopening! There will be a ribbon cutting. Catered refreshments will be served. Click here to sign up.
Join us at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Tavern Day on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 to 4:00! Stop by to make a creative, personalized tile and listen to an amazing Storyteller.
Friends of the Library will have newsletters and bookmarks to share, and let everyone know about upcoming events that we sponsor.
Free counters provided by Andale.