Construction Manager Hired!

Exciting news! The New Building Committee has hired Downes Construction Company, from New Britain, to be our Construction Manager. We hope to break ground in May 2016. We have been working with the architect and their consultants over the last few months to finalize plans for our expansion.

Let the fun begin!!

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Our first “Friends” of the Library donation to the NEW Teen Room by Andrew Ouellette!

Andrew Ouellette with Laurie Meheran, Children's Services, Marie Spratlin Hasskarl, Library Director, and Anne Walluk, President of the "Friends"

Andrew Ouellette with Laurie Meheran, Children’s Services, Marie Spratlin Hasskarl, Library Director, and Anne Walluk, President of the “Friends”

Andrew Ouellette, a 15 year-old Burlington resident, spent this past spring volunteering to work at the Burlington Little League “snack shack” on Library Lane. With his Mom’s help he purchased and stocked the shack with beverages and snacks, then volunteered over fifty hours selling these items to players and fans who attended the games. Andrew carefully kept track of all his expenditures and daily sales. By the end of the season he had made a profit of $700.00.

Giving to the community is important to the Ouellette family so Andrew chose to split his profits and give $350 to the Burlington Friends of the Library and $350 to the Burlington Food Bank. Andrew, who is also volunteering to help out at the library this summer, has decided that his donation will go towards outfitting the new Teen Room. The expansion is expected to be complete by 2017.

We are extremely proud to have Andrew as part of our community and very happy that he has chosen the public library to show his appreciation and support.

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Firm and Architect hired to complete the library expansion.

The Hartford firm, Tecton Architects, have been chosen to continue the library’s expansion project.  Architect Barbara Joslin will be the project manager. She will be assisted by a group of highly skilled associates including an interior designer, production leader,  engineers, landscape architects and cost estimators.

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Hello Burlington!

Welcome to the library’s blog about the library expansion. We are in the beginning phases of the project.  We will be posting progress on our blog as we go.  Please stay tuned!

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