The library computers at the main library AND the Manross branch are down for maintenance Wednesday through Friday.
The Bristol Public Library System will close today, October 29, at noon due to Hurricane Sandy. We expect to reopen for normal business hours tomorrow (8:30 for Bristol Main and 10 for Manross).
While we’re closed, you may still use the library catalogs to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library’s databases, downloadable audiobooks, and eBooks will also remain accessible with your library card while we’re closed. The library catalog and databases can be accessed through our website bristollib.com.
The Bristol Storm Shelter at Chippens Hill Middle School on Peacedale Road will open today at noon. Please bring necessary medications, toiletries, a pillow, reading materials, etc. There will be cell phone charging capabilities. Pets are allowed but must be crated and necessary food and/’or medications should be brought with you.
Due to ongoing construction, Beals Senior-Community Center on Stafford Avenue is not a designated shelter.
Fall Storytime Schedule
Two-year olds on Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m.
Three, four, & five year-olds on Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required for storytime.
Drop-in Children’s Craft
Held on the first Saturday of the month: October 6, November 3, & December 1 @ 10:30 a.m.
National Food Day Storytime
Wednesday, October 24 @ 10:30 a.m.
with special guest storyteller Liz Gruber featuring stories, crafts, and healthy snacks for preschoolers. Please register in advance for this free event.
A Book Voyagers Program sponsored by CT Humanities.
Saturday, October 13 @ 4:15 p.m.
As part of the Forestville Annual Pumpkin Festival, this is a special presentation of Tales an Tunes with Mary Jo Maichak, immediatley followed by the Costume Parade to the Village Center.
No registration for this free family event.
It’s Labor Day morning, the library is closed, you have a burning need to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our website before hitting the beach, but … you aren’t sure how. No fear! OverDrive, our eBook and eAudiobook vendor, has a series of detailed, step-by-step video tutorials for a variety of devices. These videos show you how to install the required software, as well as how to checkout, download, and transfer eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device.
For a list of videos, covering Apple and Android devices, Nooks, Kindles, etc, visit help.overdrive.com/going-mobile-videos.
Want to see which eBooks and eAudiobooks we have in our collection? Search libraryconnection.lib.overdrive.com. You will need your valid 14-digit Bristol library card.