Join us as we renovate, recreate and renew our library, strengthening our century-long commitment to learning and literacy in our community.
For more than a century, the Burlingame Public Library has been a cornerstone of our community – a place to learn, to read, and to share. Now it’s time to strengthen and renew this vital institution by adapting to changing technology and responding to the numerous 21st century needs of its patrons. Renovation of the interiors of the building will provide the community with more collaborative work spaces, greater access to technology, an expanded teen room, flexibility with our heavily used children’s area, a bookstore, a cafe and more.
What are we changing and why?
- Last year, each Burlingame Library child checked out an average of 50 books. This is 4 times the California average, and 16 times the National average.
- Our Children’s programs offered by our librarians, local authors and children’s experts engaged 21,000 children last year alone.
- Book shelves will be movable to better accommodate the EXTREMELY popular baby, toddler, and pre-school story time, as well as events with children’s authors. (Specifically 225 childr