94 years ago, Burlington County voters approved the creation of the first county-wide library system in New Jersey! In less than a year, a main location in
Mt. Holly was open to the public and connecting patrons with information.
Ford book trucks transported books between the 61 stations throughout the county and made appearances at special county events like the annual Farm Fair.
The library system you know today was just starting to take shape!
Over the years, the library headquarters has gone through several relocations before the construction of a new facility in Westampton in 1971. Within five years, Cinnaminson, Bordentown, Medford and Evesham joined as branches and a new bookmobile was visiting locations without local facilities!
With each passing year, the library adopted new technologies and services to meet the needs of its patrons. The creation and evolution of the bookmobile is the easiest way to spot the change. Once built to carry no more than 500 books, today's version boasts a collection of over 4,000 books, movies and more!
The Burlington County Library System still finds itself adapting to the ever-expanding world of information and technology. Our extensive collection of online resources and microfilm is built on the framework of innovative services started over 40 years ago. We now host regular musical and theater performances in the County Library Auditorium alongside our weekly featured film selections. Computers are fitted with programs to help young patrons learn how to read and teach teens the basics of programming, animation and more! Library cardholders have access to thousands of eBooks, free museum passes, digital magazines, free music downloads, streaming video, and interactive lessons from Rocket Languages! June marks the return of our Summer Reading programs for every age and evening performances during our outdoor Amphitheater Sunset Series!
Reconnect with us and learn about all the new events and services available at your local library! Stay up to date with posts from our social networks and newsletters, explore our branch blogs and access the library with our mobile app! The library of the 21st century is available to you wherever you go! What will you choose to discover?