Burlington library opens new location in city’s New North End
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new branch of Burlington’s Fletcher Free Library opened Wednesday in the city’s New North End.
Burlington Telecom donated the space in the Ethan Allen Shopping Plaza to the library, which hopes to take over that property lease in May when Telecom’s runs out if it can secure the funding.
Library staffers say they hope the new location will give greater access to more residents in Burlington, something they’ve wanted to do since the 1980s.
“In many ways, we depend on the library more than ever for access to knowledge and making sure that this city is a place that leaves no one behind, and where the benefits of this great place are open to everyone. The library, I think, stands for that as much as any department in the city and it’s awesome to be spreading that out here,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger, D-Burlington.
The location will be open Wednesday through Saturday until at least May.
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