On Display @ the BPL – July 2020

Library staff have collected materials on a variety of topics to pique your interest and enhance your browsing experience while visiting the Burlington Public Library.

Reading Makes Cents

Please forgive our pun. We are just so excited to show off the new Money Matters space which we touched up during the library building’s closure. The area features our financial, job seeking, and professional advancement resources. Find newspapers like Investors Business Daily, our collection of NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) price guides, books on investing (also check out the library’s subscription to Value Line), free handouts on money management, resume templates, small business and entrepreneurial planners, and more!

Take Me Out To the Ballgame

While we wait to learn the uncertain future of our nation’s favorite pastime, you can still check out documentaries, biographies, films, and non-fiction titles about your favorite baseball players and teams. Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks and enjoy virtual resources about baseball too.


In 2020, the United States recognizes the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote with the 19th Amendment. Passed by Congress in August of 1920, the 19th Amendment ended nearly 100 years of protest by guaranteeing women the right to vote. Check out our collection of books and documentaries about this historical process, as well as books about voting, the Continental Congress, and Civil Rights movements throughout our history.

Kensington Cozy Mysteries

Grab a title from our Kensington display and kick back with a cozy mystery. What exactly is a cozy mystery? It is defined as a light, often comedic murder mystery book set in a softer, familiar setting like a bakery, community knitter’s group, or even an unassuming library.

Each book has a Kensington Cozy Mystery punch card which doubles nicely as a book mark. Read 10 books and submit the punch card for a free book. Learn more details here.

Racial Equality

Several patrons have connected with the library to learn more about our resources on racial equality and materials to better inform them for social conversations taking place across the nation. Our racial equality display features picture books, biographies, graphic novels, movies, documentaries, and audio books which explore justice, access, and equity for all members of our community.

Summer Blockbusters

Our DVD/Blu-Ray display is a blast from the past and showcases summer blockbusters we have loved and admired over the years. While social distancing has put a pause on the cinematic experience, you can take the movie theater home with you when you check out from the Burlington Public Library. Stream movies for free with your library card from Kanopy and Hoopla too!

Keep Going. Keeping Growing.

Spring plant sales were up by over 20 percent due to the excess time and limited opportunities created from the global pandemic. The library has your lawn, herb garden, butterfly garden, organic garden, and even your fairy garden covered with books and other materials.

Thanks for stopping in to browse and check out. Let us know if you have a topic you’d like to see on display at your library in the future.

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