BTV Stat

Performance, Accountability, Collaboration, and Transparency

City Scholarships

The City continually strives to remove financial barriers to accessing city programs and services by offering scholarships and reduced or eliminated fees. All programming and services through Fletcher Free Libary are free and open to the public and for paid programming, youth camps, courses and other paid events offered by BCA and BRPW, reduced fees and scholarships are available for qualified Burlington residents. For more information about scholarships and financial assistance offered for city programs visit BCA Scholarships and BRPW Rec Programs.

Library Programs and Services

Founded in 1973, The Fletcher Free Library is a vibrant anchor institution in the Burlington community. Located in this historic Carnegie Building with a beautiful 1981 addition, the collection includes more than 155,000 items, including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, books on CD or MP3, streaming videos, and everything else (museum passes, book club kits, magazines, databases, subscriptions, gardening tools, and more!). Public access to computers and free wifi access are available. The Library also offers community programs, meeting room space, and services that aim to meet educational, cultural and life-long learning needs. Circulation at the library is just one of the key performance metrics the library tracks and reports through BTVStat to better understand trends over time.


Library circulation comprises the core activities around the lending of library books and other materials to users of the library. Library circulation is the number of times an item has been checked out and renewed by a patron.  This includes items we have in our library (books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc) as well as our downloadable items (Ebooks & downloadable audiobooks). Circulation, when tracked over time, can be a valuable performance metric that demonstrates library usage by the community, when circulation is up that is a healthy sign that community members are accessing FFL's free resources and engaging in life-long learning.