When much of Burlington was still without power on Oct. 31, the public library proved a popular place to go.
According to library officials, 900 people came, enjoying one of the few places in town with power that day. The library had lost power on Oct. 29, but it was restored early on Halloween.
Some residents came to warm up and read with their children, others read newspapers, and many accessed e-mail on library computers or laptops and personal devices, according to library director Lori Hodgson. Some checked out the Friends of the Burlington Public Library’s book sale, extended through that day because of the outage.
Hodgson said the day’s only snag was that not everyone seeking to access the Internet with their own devices was able to connect because of the limits of the library’s WiFi capabilities. She said the issue will be addressed with the addition of new access points to the system.