Our Signature Event!

Save the Date -- Saturday, September 8, 2018 -- for our 12th Annual Book & Author Luncheon!

Each year a selection of three esteemed authors are invited as featured guests. The luncheon is a significant fundraiser that enables the Burlingame Library Foundation to fulfill its mission of supplemental financial support for the Burlingame Public Library branches. In April 2017 we were proud to present the 11th Annual Book & Author Luncheon Signature Fundraising Event. 




The Burlingame Library Foundation is proud to announce its new Speaker Series, Guess Who's Coming to the Library! featuring experts and original voices in the arts, current affairs, science and technology. These events include authors, artists in all creative realms, community, government and business leaders, as well as innovators in a variety of fields.

The Burlingame Public Library will host the evening's event in its historic and beautifully renovated Reading Room, in the main library branch building in downtown Burlingame. 


Please save the date for our inaugural Speaker Series event!

Sunday, March 18, 2018 

We look forward to welcoming Ira Glass, public radio's This American Life host. More details available in early 2018.

"Mr. Glass is a journalist, but also a storyteller who filters his interviews and impressions through a distinctive literary imagination, an eccentric intelligence and a sympathetic heart."

     --The New York Times


#GIVINGTUESDAY                    November 28, 2017  

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a nation-wide nonprofit fundraising day.

#GivingTuesday is a day of giving that is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own local community--where better to start than your local community's public library!


BOOKS INC. HOLIDAY Book Sale       November 30, 2017, 6 t0 8 p.m.

Books Inc., 1375 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

A percentage of proceeds from all purchases on the evening of 11/30/17 will benefit Burlingame Library Foundation. Beautiful glass ornaments of the historic Burlingame Public Library facade will also be available for purchase for a unique gift with local community flair! Sixto's Cantina on the Avenue and Pizza My Heart on Primrose will also donate a portion of their proceeds between 5 and 9 p.m. Just mention the Burlingame Library Foundation fundraiser and enjoy your dinner!


Each spring and fall, the Burlingame Library Foundation hosts a BIG BOOK SALE in the Lane Room. The Burlingame Library Foundation raises more than half of its operating revenue directly from the sale of donated books and media. These funds, along with the proceeds from other events and direct donations, allow the library to continue its full scope of community programs and contribute substantially to the collection budget, as well as, community access to technology.

Do you have books you'd like to donate?


"REINVENTING RADIO" with Ira Glass, Creator & Host of public radio's This American Life More details on ticket sales available in early 2018.    

"REINVENTING RADIO" with Ira Glass, Creator & Host of public radio's This American Life

More details on ticket sales available in early 2018.