Toddler Story Time
Mondays at 10 a.m.
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 a.m.
Perfect for kids from 3 to 5. Join the librarian for the classic Story Time you remember from your childhood. The program opens with a hand-selected book from our collection, and then kids and parents are directed on how to make a craft at their level with a theme from the book. This program is completely free, parents are required to participate.
Fridays at 9am
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 10am
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
Friday's at 11am
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. Parents are encouraged to attend.
First Friday of the month at 11am
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 10am
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.
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 by completed. You can use it for serious research, or to just look through the amazing stories that make our little slice of Colorado special.
Worried about overdue fines? Passing through and need something for the road? The library sells hundred of books for unbeatable prices. Kid's books, adult books, fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, movies, and more. There is certainly something here for everybody.
Shadows on the Plains is a historical archive for Eastern Colorado, specifically Kit Carson County. The process is a collaborative effort with the Burlington Library in charge of maintaining and adding to the website. Shadows on the Plains seeks to keep our history alive by collecting 100 years of obituaries from Old Town Museum, generational stories and pictures from the History of Kit Carson County written by Janice Salmons, Marlyn Hasart, and Dorothy Smith, and more resources in the future. If you should have any questions, please contact the Burlington Public Library. The Burlington Library is in the process of transferring the Shadows on the Plains collection to our Past Perfect Collection.
Access Burlington's library of eBooks and eAudiobooks, you will need your library card number. Call the library for more information or to get your patron number.