Adult Summer Reading Program starts June 25th!

The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program begins at Bristol Public Library & Manross Memorial Library, on June 25th! From June 25, through August 15 adults patrons who check out library materials will have the opportunity to receive a raffle slip to win gift cards from a variety of local businesses.  Prize drawings will be held August 15 after 12:00 PM & winners will be notified the following week. Raffle slips will also be awarded to all patrons attending adult SRP events.  1 raffle slip per check out (not per item) & patrons must  have a valid library card from a Connecticut  public library.  There are also a wide variety of summer activities for adults at the libraries this summer–including  music, movies, book discussions, author visits and dramatic presentations. Something  for everyone!

Libraries Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The Bristol Public Library & the Manross Memorial Library will be closed Saturday May 24, Sunday May, 25 & Monday May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.  The Bristol Public Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 AM and the  Manross Memorial Library will re-open Tuesday, May 27 at 10:00 AM.

Online Booking is Back at BPL!

LibCal, the new online system for requesting community meeting rooms at BPL is now live. It is once again possible to view and request available meeting rooms on the BPL website.   LibCal will generate acknowledgement emails automatically for each request received.  After a request has been reviewed by the library a “Confirmed” or “Not Confirmed” email will also be sent which will include any relevant details about the request.

The new system should significantly shorten our patrons’ waiting time in receiving their room confirmations and will allow users to view and book all available dates and times between two weeks and 5 months in advance–The time span for requesting meeting rooms according the Library Board Policy.

Many Thanks to our Computer Lab Manager and the library staff who assisted with the project!