Burnham Memorial Library

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The Burnham Memorial Library welcomes people of all ages to enrich their lives through books, audio-visual materials and programs. The library will provide materials for life-long learning and assistance in using information resources, with an emphasis on early literacy in children. Colchester residents will look to the Library as a place that is attractive and welcoming, with an atmosphere that inspires them to learn, grow, and become better citizens.
Vermont Early Literacy Initiative Badge

Schedule Notes

  • The Library will be CLOSED Monday, April 30th for staff in-service.

Upcoming Programs

 
  • Baby & Me Storytime: This story time is for babies ages 0-18 months and their caregivers. We will share the magic of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, and fingerplays. Join us for this 6-week session on Fridays at 10:30am from March 30-May 4. There will be giveaways at each session.
  • Tranquil Dogs Consulting Presents: How To Speak So Your Dog will Listen
    Do you feel there's a "communication gap" between you & your dog, one that prevents you from enjoying a peaceful, cooperative relationship? There is! Led by Highly Recommended Dog Listener Rebecca Trono, this interesting and entertaining workshop will help you to learn about the dog's own perspective as well as simple, practical ways to bridge the gap between you to help you achieve a satisfying, happy relationship.
    This is a people-only event, so please leave your pup to snooze peacefully at home.
    Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 am- noon. Please resister here.

Borrowing Policies

  • Any Vermont resident may register for free borrowing privileges.
  • Circulation Periods:
    • 3 weeks - Books
    • 2 weeks - New books, audio/video materials, and e-Readers
    • 1 week - Periodicals and passes
  • Borrowers are financially responsible for damaged and lost library materials.
  • There are only overdue fines on VHS Tapes, DVDs, e-readers, and passes.
  • Items may be reserved or renewed at the library, by phone, or through the online catalog, unless the item is on hold for another patron.
  • The library has book drops located at Town Hall (781 Blakely Road), and at the Rite-Aid near the Price Chopper (1184 Prim Road).

Library Services


  • We participate in Vermont's inter-library loan system - read more about it here.
  • The library is part of the Homecard system, enabling Colchester residents to borrow directly from other participating Chittenden County libraries.
  • Computers, printers, and a scanner are available for Internet access, email, and working with documents.
  • The library has public Wi-Fi for those with their own laptops or other devices.
  • We offer access to the Vermont Online Library - a collection of online research databases with materials for all ages.
  • The library has a selection of large print books and current magazines.
  • The library receives the Burlington Free Press and the New York Times (Daily), and the Colchester Sun and Seven Days (weekly).
  • Audiobooks, e-Readers, videos, DVDs, music CDs, and Playaways are available for checkout.
  • We have a public meeting space which can be used by community groups - call for information or availability.
  • The library has a public photocopier; we also have a fax machine available for outgoing calls.
  • The library has space for local artists to exhibit their work, and display cases for exhibits of interest for both adults and children.
  • The library offers programs for all ages.
  • The library is accessible to those with physical disabilities.