Some things never change, your library and librarians can help navigate all the new ways to find accurate information – on the Internet and in our books, ebooks, reference books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, now in print and online. This poster was featured on the Library of Congress blog for Archives Month.
In case you missed it, the Seattle Times Artist Illustrator Gabriel Campanario was in Burlington recently and created sketches of two of our historic buildings, the Old City Hall and the Carnegie Library and the new Chamber Information Center designed as a historic railroad station. See his sketches here. The article was published in the Saturday Oct 1 2016 issue.
Books are banned for a wide range of reasons, click the image for an article that give examples of titles that have been banned and why. For more of the lists, click here
Reference USA – Try this business and telephone directory to locate products and businesses, market your business, research competitors, finding a job or just find relatives and friends. Have your Burlington Public library card handy for access.
This database is provided courtesy of the Port of Skagit.
For some short videos training any time, click on the Learning Center for a direct link to one of the scheduled trainings. ReferenceUSA’s Search Essentials
Mondays – 3:00 pm CST (1 Hour)
Designed for anyone new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. We will cover the four essentials anyone, particularly those new to ReferenceUSA, will want to know in order to successfully use the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks, and techniques. Plenty of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.
Members of the Burlington Historical Society, library and city officials gathered Saturday June 25th to officially open and reveal the contents of the “time capsule” stored in a cornerstone cemented into the historic Burlington Carnegie library building (see image below). The local newspaper of the day described the ceremony of a century ago. [Click here for slide show of the process and event]
“Under [within] the cornerstone the following articles of more or less historic community value were deposited in a sealed jappaned box, These documents were placed in a japanned tin box, in large manila envelopes that were heavily coated with paraffine (sic) wax.”
“Burlington Library Cornerstone is laid” The Journal, Burlington Washington June 2, 1916
1. Two copies of the Burlington Journal
2. Two copies of the [Skagit County] Informer [so far there is only one reference to another copy (microfilmed) of the Skagit County Informer held at the Washington State Library – however we have not yet checked with the Skagit Museum]
3. Copy of the Burlington Journal containing the library ordinances
4. History of library and reading rooms
5. History of new library activities in getting money for founding Carnegie library
6. Year book of the Alpha Club
7. Yearbook of the Monday Civic Club
8. Ordinance establishing Library Board
9. List of city and school district officers
These items will be on display soon at the library temporarily and viewable on our Hub History page.
The Burlington Public Library, Burlington Historical Preservation Advisory Board and the fledgling Burlington Historical Society are co-hosting Burlington’s Historic Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration
Saturday, June 25, 2016
- Noon ~ Tour inside the Carnegie Library building by local historian and city councilwoman, Edie Edmundson. The Carnegie Library is located in historic downtown Burlington at 901 E. Fairhaven Ave.
- 1 p.m. ~ Short program and the opening of the 100-year-old Carnegie Library time capsule at the new Burlington Public Library (820 E Washington Ave)
The time capsule was installed in June 1916 behind the cornerstone of the Carnegie Library at the start of its construction. The cornerstone has been removed and the time capsule box was inside. The contents of the time capsule will be removed and displayed with related historical artifacts at the library during the celebration. Please bring and share your memories of visiting and using the Carnegie Library.
All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Burlington Library.
Questions: (360) 755-0760, email@example.com,
Burlington Historical Society Facebook page
HubHistory Online Collection
The library has dozens of programs throughout the year for children, teens and adults. Summer Reading is coming up, Quidditch Fest is June 11, and we have a new telescope you can actually check out. We would like to remind you that it is possible to sign yourself up for email or mobile notifications of these programs.
You can sign up for our Blog on the right of this page for occasional announcement and information links. Or you can sign up for our website calendar notifications here and (ICalendar for mobile apps). Or use Facebook. You can also remove yourself from the list any time if they clutter your email account too much. Check our website periodically for new programs or find business and research resources here.
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