Banned Books Week is an annual event highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Observed since 1982, this annual American Library Association event reminds Americans not to take this democratic freedom for granted. To learn more about Banned Books Week, visit ala.org/bbooks.
To commemorate Banned Books Week, Bristol Public Library is hosting two events:
Scandalous Cinema September 23-26 & 28 at 2 pm, we will be showing films based on banned or challenged books. Click here for the complete schedule. Free snacks provided by Price Chopper.
Guess the banned or challenged book! Win a fabulous Banned Books Week tote and a $15 Starbucks gift card. From September 23-30 come in to the High Street library and read the clues given for three books that have been challenged or banned. Fill out an entry form with the title of one of the books, your name, and your phone number. Then place your entry form in the box. The winner will be drawn on October 1. Gift card supplied by our Friends.
We’ll soon be changing how we manage our WiFi, which will mean some changes to your WiFi experience:
- You will need your valid library card number and CASSIE password to sign on to the libraries’ WiFi.
- You will (finally!) be able to print from your laptop to the libraries’ printers.
If you have questions, please contact Chris, the computer lab instructor, @ 860-584-7787 x2030
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Bristol Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most import school supply of all — a free library card.
Library resources are available to anyone who has a valid library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs, and services that support academic achievement. Our library offers access to important educational resources, like LearningExpress Library, Transparent Language Online, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Salem Press Research Databases, and more.
For information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Bristol Libraries in person or download a library card application.
Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed Monday, September 2, to celebrate Labor Day. The Library and its branch will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 3.
Regular Saturday hours (8:30-5 @ Main, 9-5 @ Manross) resume Saturday, September 7.
While we’re closed, you may still drop off items in our book drops or use the library catalogs to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library’s databases will also remain accessible with your library card while we’re closed. These resources can be accessed through our website bristollib.com.
Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Library and its branch will resume normal hours on Friday, July 5.
While we’re closed, you may still drop off items in our book drops or use the library catalogs to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The libraries’ databases will also remain accessible with your valid Bristol library card while we’re closed. These resources can be accessed through our website bristollib.com.