Fletcher Free Library expands to Burlington’s New North End

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 10:49 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library is expanding its horizons.

After partnering with Burlington Telecom, the library is opening a pilot satellite library in the New North End in the unused Burlington Telecom building.

Library Director Mary Danko says there has been a desire to add a location in the New North End since the 1980s and pandemic life has proven the importance of libraries. Danko says it’s all about access and making sure folks nearby have an easy way to use Wi-Fi, computers and read.

“There’s a center population here that’s more dense than other parts of the city. And we’ve learned through our surveys in our strategic plan that transportation is sometimes an issue. So we thought it would be a good idea to try a pilot and try it out,” Danko said.

The library will open on Dec. 15 and will be open four days a week.

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