Burke Centre Library

Burke Centre Library
5935 Freds Oak Road
Burke, VA 22015
(703) 249-1520

The Burke Centre Library is located in Burke.

The Burke Centre Mini-Library, which preceded the current library, opened in February, 1982.[1] The library was heavily damaged by an arson fire set by a 17-year-old on June 28, 1993, which caused an estimated $685,000 in damages.[2][3] The mini-library reopened in a larger space a year later, on June 4, 1994, but was closed in 1996 due to budget cuts.[4][5]

Following nearly two years of construction, the current library opened on June 28, 2008.[6]


  1. "Burke Centre Library Opens." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): VA4. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Feb 18 1982. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.
  2. Blum, Justin, and Stephanie Griffith. "Arson Cited in Fairfax Library Fire; Burke Centre Branch had been Vandalized Two Weeks Earlier." The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext): B03. Jun 30 1993. ProQuest. Web. 17 Apr. 2016 .
  3. Blum, Justin. "17-Year-Old is Charged in Fire that Damaged Burke Library." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): C3. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Jul 01 1993. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.
  4. Shear, Michael. "In the News:Library to Reopen Following Fire." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): BVA_7. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). May 19 1994. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.
  5. "Timeline of the Fairfax County Public Library." Homepage - Fairfax County, Virginia. Fairfax County. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.
  6. "Regional Briefing:Virginia." The Washington Post: C.4. National Newspapers Core. Jun 29 2008. Web. 26 Feb. 2012.

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