DVD Holds Now Possible

Exciting news! Keep calm!It’s a red letter day! We know some of you have been waiting for this — ALL DVDs can now be placed on hold from our catalog at bristollib.com.

As we are a reciprocating library, this means you can also now place holds on DVDs at other libraries in our consortium and they will be shipped to Bristol — just as if they were a book, magazine, or CD! (Admittedly, some libraries may still refuse to send newer or in-demand items).

The check out period for DVDs remains 7 days for entertainment films and 14 days for documentary-type films. You may only have 6 DVDs checked out at a time (including 2 “new” DVDs).

As with all other library materials, you will not be able to renew a DVD checked out to you if someone has placed it on hold.

If you have questions about hold policies, please contact the Circulation Desk at 860-584-7787 x2023.

Library Holiday Hours Scheduled

Both the Main Library and the F.N. Manross Memorial Library will observe the following holiday hours:

Tuesday, December 24: close at noon
Wednesday, December 25: closed all day
Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30: open normal hours

Tuesday, December 31: close at noon
Wednesday, January 1: closed all day
Thursday, January 2: back to normal hours

Children’s Department November Announcements

Hi Friends! The children’s department at the Bristol Public Library has plenty to offer this November. Please join us for all of the fun.

Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day and all public schools in Bristol are closed. Because of this, there will be no regular story times or reading clubs on November 5. We will have election themed coloring sheets for all of those too young to vote!

Thursday, November 7 is our Early Childhood Fair. The fair will run from 10-11:30 a.m. and also from 5-7 p.m. Mother Goose will perform at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. The fair will feature teachers and administrators from area preschools, pediatric doctors and dentists, museum curators, educational support workers and other friends from the community who help children succeed. Come for information, activities and goodies!

The musical duo Two Right Feet will be here Wednesday, November 13 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to come dance along to the tunes.

On Saturday, November 16, the Hampstead Stage will perform Return to Narnia: Prince Caspian at 2 p.m. This two-person company often needs volunteers from the audience to help tell the story, so come ready to act!

The Read Dogs will be back on Saturday, November 23 from 1-2:30 p.m. Our furry friends Kelly and Lily love to listen to children read.

The month will wrap up with our annual visit from jolly old St. Nick. Join us Saturday, November 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for photos with Santa. Angel Moon Photography will charge $10 per photo, and provide a frame for your child to decorate.

We look forward to seeing you this November in the children’s room!

Libraries Closed for Columbus Day

Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed Monday, October 14, to celebrate Columbus Day. The Library and its branch will resume normal hours on Tuesday, October 15.

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.