Belmont Public Schools
Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5500
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About School Library

  • Students in Grades K and 1 will still have story time once per week.
  • Students in Grades 2-4 will not have library time during the week.
  • In order to maintain our current collection, no students in Grades K-4 will be able to check out books.
  • Teachers will still be able to access library books for their classrooms.
  • Community volunteers who receive training will be able to help with the electronic cataloging of the collection, assisting with data entry and bar coding of all books, as we move from the traditional card catalog system to the automated Destiny program.  Please note that volunteers will not be able to check out books.   

Parents/Guardians who are interested in volunteering to be trained to support the automation program at Burbank are encouraged to contact Burbank parents Brandi Sikorski at or Alisa Gardner-Todreas at  They will coordinate the training and automation at our school, working with parents from the other elementary schools.

Library Cataloging System

Follett Library Destiny database: Our cataloging system is available inside the school network only.

Birthday and Gift Book Donations to the Library

We have a voluntary "Birthday Book" and Special Book Gifts Program.  You may donate a book to the Instructional Media Center (I.M.C.) on your child's birthday or for any special occasion or purpose.  The book will have a nameplate with your child's name or the name as you wish it to appear and the date of the gift.  This is a wonderful way to contribute books to the library and to help children feel a greater sense of responsibility for their library.  A "wish list" of books is posted on the library door, and there are copies in the library.  If you have any questions please contact our PTA representative in charge of library volunteers.  We hope you will keep the library in mind when your child's birthday is near.

updated: 10/25/2017 by webmaster
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