Fall 2013 Story times and reading clubs!

The Children’s Department at the Bristol Public Library proudly announces that Story Times and Reading Clubs begin OCTOBER 7, 2013 and run for TEN WEEKS through December 13, 2013! Registration is NOT required for story times or reading clubs in the Children’s Department at the Bristol Public Library…just come to the library and have FUN! Please visit our FACEBOOK page to view the FALL 2013 schedule! We look forward to an exciting and fun time at the library!

Libraries Closed for Independence Day

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.

Changes Coming to iCONN

iconn.orgiCONN, the state-wide database system accessible to all Connecticut library card holders, is migrating from Cengage Gale resources to EBSCO on July 1.

This change will affect the results you get from searches using the “Find Articles” search box as well as searches in other iCONN resources that provide access to articles. Previously unavailable magazine subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports, Scientific American and Time, will become available.

This change will not affect access to any of iCONN’s ProQuest newspapers, or HeritageQuest, or iCONN’s collection of downloadable audio books.

☀ Summer Hours Are Here ☀

Bristol Public Library and its branch, F.N. Manross Memorial, will be closed on Saturdays, from June 29 through August 31. The Library and its branch will resume normal Saturday hours on September 7.

♦ This Saturday, June 22, is the last Saturday we will be open until September 7 ♦

Main Library Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 8
Friday: 8:30 – 5
Closed Saturday & Sunday

F.N. Manross Memorial Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10 – 8
Friday: 9 – 5
Closed Saturday & Sunday

New Computers Are Coming!

The City will begin replacing all computers at Bristol Main on June 20 (F.N. Manross Memorial beginning June 19), so computers will not be available to you. We do not know how long this process will take, but we will let you know as soon as the new computers are ready.

The computer lab at Bristol Main will also be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this will cause you. Questions? Please call the Reference Desk at 860-584-7787 x2017.

WiFi remains available at both libraries.