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Burlington Library Association

How does the Burlington Library Association Board of Directors Differ from the Town of Burlington's appointed Library Board?

The Burlington Public Library is an agency of the Town of Burlington.  The nine members of the Library Board of Directors, plus a student liaison, are appointed by the Board of Selectmen of the Town for terms of four years.  The duties and powers of this Board are conferred by the Town Charter. This board oversees Public Library operations in conjunction with the Library Director, and works with her to establish the rules and procedures needed to run the Library. More details are posted on the Town website at http://burlingtonct.us/boards-commissions.php .

The Burlington Library Association (also known as the “Friends”) is a public charity and is thus exempt from income taxes.  The purpose of the Association is to support and promote the Public Library.  In support of this mission, up to fifteen Directors are elected by the members of the Burlington Library Association for terms of three years.  Their duties and powers are contained in the Bylaws which are posted on this website.  The BLA Directors have no duties or powers in connection with the Burlington Public Library except for those who are also appointed as Burlington Public Library Directors by the selectmen.