Mark your calendars for a literary feast, the 7th Annual Book and Author Luncheon! This very popular event takes place Saturday, May 11th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo.
This year we are fortunate to have three outstanding authors whose works sound themes of family and loss in very different and compelling ways -- Julia Scheeres, Michelle Richmond, and Donia Bijan!
** TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR’S LUNCHEON!!! **
QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT SIDNEY POLAND AT 650-344-5954.
The Burlingame Library Foundation raises more than half of its operating revenue directly from the sale of used books & media of all types. The majority of the books & media are donated from the general public. A portion are ex-library books removed from the collection.
Books are available for sale every day that the main library is open. The book sale area is immediately behind the circulation desk.
In addition, the Foundation holds regular sales events throughout the year.
The Burlingame Library Foundation is actively selling some of our best donated books online. You can check out our store online and buy rare and collectible books from our store and support the Burlingame Library Foundation in the process.
The Burlingame Library Foundation presented our third annual Children’s Holiday Tea on Sunday, December 2, 2012at the MAIN LIBRARY. Wisdom and Wonder, our Burlingame Library lions, welcomed children of all ages to celebrate the holidays with delicious “tea fare” and musical entertainment in a festive winter wonderland setting.
The Children's Holiday Tea has previously been held at the Easton Branch. However, due to its tremendous growth in popularity, the event was held at the MAIN LIBRARY on Primrose.
This year, we are proud to feature children's author and illustratorElisa Kleven.
The Burlingame Library Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest level of service, programming, and infrastructure at the Burlingame Public Library. The Foundation’s fund raising efforts are supported through contributions from individuals and small businesses in the community.
The Escoffier Society was created to recognize the foresight and generosity of individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution, planned gift, or have included the Burlingame Library Foundation in their estate plans.
Members of the Escoffier Society are those individuals who have notified the Burlingame Library Foundation that they have designated the Foundation in their estate plans through bequests and other forms of planned gifts. In addition, the Escoffier Society includes individuals chosen by the Burlingame Library Foundation board of directors for their lifelong contributions to the success of the Burlingame Library.
This special recognition society has been named after Alfred Escoffier, who served as the City Librarian from 1992 to 2009 and who worked for the Burlingame Library from 1972 to 2009.
There are many ways that you can support the library. Here are just a few examples...
General Donations over $ 1,000.00. Donations of $ 1,000.00 or more may be honored by a leaf on our Donor Wall. The Donor Wall consists of antique card catalog drawer fronts and accompanying bronze leaves with the donor name. The display is a permanent one in our main library. Funds for this donation can go to any of the many Foundation programs.
Gifts of Stock. Gifts of stock have been given to the Foundation. The Foundation makes the decision to keep or sell the stock. The Foundation has done both, depending on the value of the stock and the donor’s instructions. We currently receive several gifts of stock per year.
Gifts of Real Estate. Two of our largest bequests received have been donations of real estate through a living trust. One donation was a building and lot to the south of the main library in the mid-1980’s. The city was able to use this gift of property to expand the main library in 1997. This was a gift of Roger and Jean Hunt Duncan. We named the Children’s Room in honor of the donors. In another case, a bequest from James Z. Marshall gave the library ¼ of a parcel of local real estate and we were able to use the $ 600,000 that was generated by the sale as the lead gift to remodel the Easton Branch Library in 2004.
Gifts of Books, Media. Books and media may be donated for the Library Foundation’s book sales. The Foundation sponsors two major used book sales per year, in addition to the on-going sales at the main library. Such donations add thousands of dollars to the Foundation revenues per year. More valuable books which the library cannot use for the collection may be offered for sale on online.
You can read about more ways to support the Library here.