Getting to Know 110-Year-Old Burbank

Photo by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader
Burbank City Hall was bathed in blue light on Thursday for the 110th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. An event this month allows participants to earn a coin commemorating the anniversary.

Burbank celebrated its 110th anniversary this week, and community members can win a coin commemorating the city’s birthday by participating in a self-guided tour.

Burbank City Hall glowed with a blue light on Thursday in honor of the municipality’s incorporation on July 8, 1911. Anyone can receive a coin emblazoned with the date until the end of the month by taking selfies in locations around the municipality with a cutout of Dr. David Burbank, from whom the city derives its name.

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Library Returns to Full Hours Next Week

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Though Burbank Public Library’s hours will expand starting Sunday, curbside pickup will likely continue, though possibly in a more limited form. The socially distanced practice, shown here with library assistant Jordan Caves-Callarman and a patron, was implemented in response to the pandemic.

After 14 months of service disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burbank Public Library will be restoring full hours of service on Sunday.
Capacity will be limited to 80 patrons at the central and Buena Vista branches, and to 12 at the Northwest branch, whose hours of service will also be increased. The Northwest Library will now be open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which along with hours at the Buena Vista Library from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays gives the community a full day of service on Sundays.
Additionally, the Northwest Library will now be open on Tuesday nights until 8 p.m.
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Library and Teens Join Forces to Bring Good News

The Burbank Public Library wants to deliver good news to local residents with its “QuaranTEEN” web series, which premiered on the library’s YouTube page on Tuesday.

We all could use a little more positivity in our lives, and the Burbank Public Library is delivering it, with the help of local teens.
The library launched the first episode of “QuaranTEEN,” a web series that shares its name with a summer program designed to teach media production skills to local youth, on Tuesday. The students’ writing, production, editing and anchoring skills are on full display in the video — featuring an upbeat lifestyle story and a chat with a local club owner-restaurateur — posted on the library’s YouTube page.
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