This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Burlington County Library System! We are thrilled to take a look back at all of the ways our library has grown to serve and connect the residents of Burlington County since 1921. Every month we'll take a deep dive into  our extensive history, share photos and much, much more.

 

Forging New Paths: The Early Years

Explore and interactive timeline of library history.

A patron reads a book at the Riverton Library.
AWE computers are interactive learning stations at branches
Knit/Crochet Club meets at the Pemberton Library
Kid's Yoga Story Time at the Riverton Library
The second version of the BCLS bookmobile, introduced in 1923.
The current location of the Burlington County Library in Westampton has gone through a few renovations.
Library cards used to be a piece of paper with a metal strip that had numbers pressed into it.
Another version of the Mobile Library, the first that allowed multiple people to browse on board.
The Book Ranger Mobile Library
An early version of the digial card catalog.
Librarians work the Reference Desk at the Evesham Library.
Kids celebrate the end of summer reading with the Pie a Librarian event.
Mr. Rick celebrates the end of summer reading at Pinelands Library
Pinelands Branch Library
The second bus version of the BCLS Bookmobile
Outreach event
a patron reads the paper
Librarian teaches at the Evesham Library.
A group performs at the BCLS Auditorium.
Patrons read at the Evesham Library.
Teens decorate a float for the Bordentown Halloween Parade
A group of patrons enter the Burlington County Library in Westampton.
Tewo librarians work together to set up Chromebooks.
A member of the Friends of the Library poses for a picture at at Youth Services event.
Green screen pictures are taken at big Youth Services events.
Maple Shade Library
Our first 1KBBK reader!