The Burlington High School/BTC Library is a dynamic, student-centered program that promotes reading and cultivates inquiry, collaboration, content curation, inclusion, exploration and engagement. Our DtBHS space includes interactive/collaboration zones as well as a quiet study area/open access computer lab/classroom. Our Library supports the academic, intellectual, and cultural life of the BHS community by:
- Promoting information skills and critical thinking.
- Developing responsive, user-centered services and information resources.
- Maintaining comfortable spaces for focused study and collaboration.
- Providing friendly, professional staff and a welcoming atmosphere.
- Curating a collection of print, physical and digital tools for academic growth and to support personal interest and exploration.
- Support student opportunities to relax and recharge
BHS holdings consist of more than 18,000 print volumes (in both old + new buildings); electronic resources including e-books and e-reference sources Teen Health and Wellness, Proquest and Vermont Online Library and primary sources through JSTOR; plus a growing collection of tools for building schema and communicating new knowledge:
*Glowforge laser cutter;
*Cricut Maker electronic cutter for x/y plotter cutting of vinyl +;
*green screen video; microphones; podcasting tools
*Canon IPF770 wide format printer;
*arduino microcontrollers + microbit and circuit playground boards;
*prototyping tools: littleBits electronic building blocks;
*poster board and art supplies for projects.
Library services are built on AASL’s Student Standards, anchored by six Shared Foundations—Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage—which highlight our core educational concepts.
Come check us out!
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 am – 3:45 pm
Homework Center (quiet, supported study) from 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Fridays: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
*Open Library / Open Make Lab *most* Fridays, thanks to BHS After School/ELO
Closed during school breaks
Phone: (802)-864-8411, ext 23204
Shannon Walters, Teacher Librarian
Ellen Wollensack, Library Assistant