Bristol Libraries Add New Zinio Digital Magazine Titles

BPL and Manross Library have added new titles to our Zinio digital magazine collection. The new titles  include: Car & Driver; Cloth, Paper, Scissors; Cook’s Illustrated; Eating Well; National Geographic Traveler Interactive, and Sound and Vision.

Bristol Libraries currently have 60 full digital magazine titles through Zinio.

More information about using Zinio digital magazines at the library:

Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
  • No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

2016 AARP Tax-Aide Appointment Sign-up Begins December, 28th.

Appointment sign-up for 2016 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide begins Monday, December 28, 2015. 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide appointments are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older, at Bristol Public Library, starting February 9th. Tax Aide appointments will be available Tuesdays, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM, February 9–April 12, 2016 by appointment only.  Appointments may be made by calling: (860) 584-7787 x 2000. Walk-ins will be directed to make an appointment.

Items you need to bring when you visit an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site for volunteers to help you prepare your tax return(s):

  • Last year’s tax return(s)
  • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all your dependents
  • Photo I.D. required for all taxpayers.
  • Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s).


  • W-2 from each employer
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid to you for the year, or Form RRB-1099, Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits
  • 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), proceeds from sales (1099-B), as well as documentation showing the original purchase price of your sold assets
  • 1099-R form if you received a pension, annuity, or IRA distribution
  • 1099-Misc forms
  • Information about other forms of Income
  • State or local income tax refund


All forms and canceled checks indicating federal and state income tax paid (including quarterly estimated tax payments)


Most taxpayers have a choice of taking either a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. If you have a substantial amount of deductions, you may want to itemize. You will need to bring the following information:

  • 1098 form showing any home mortgage interest
  • 1098-T and 1098-E forms (Tuition and Student Loan Interest payments)
  • A list of medical/dental expenses (including doctor and hospital bills and medical insurance premiums), prescription medicines, costs of assisted living services, and bills for home improvements such as ramps and railings for people with disabilities
  • Summary of contributions to charity
  • Receipts or canceled checks for all quarterly or other paid tax
  • Property Tax bills and proof of payment

Health Insurance

  • Form 1095A if you purchased through Marketplace (Exchange)
  • Any exemption correspondence from the Marketplace (if applicable)


  • Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, or Social Security number)
  • 1099 forms related to continuing education and related receipts and cancelled checks




November Computer Classes

The following classes will be offered in the Computer Lab beginning in November:

Publisher I, II, III  (November 2, 9, 16 @ 10 AM)

Internet I [Searching] & II [Email] (November 12 & 19 @ 6 PM)

Computers 101 (November 23, December 14, 21 & 28 @ 10 AM)

No Charge. Please Register. For more information or to register, please contact the Computer Lab Manager @ (860) 584-7787 x 2030 or







The super popular BPL Minecraft Club is back this fall! Mr. Soper & Ms. Mennone are once again guiding club members through non-violent & cooperative adventures in order to complete mining tasks & quest objectives! There will be two five-week sessions this fall  (October 7 –  November 4 & November 18  –  December 16).  Registration begins September 29 (September 30th for those who participated this summer).  To see what the club has been up to so far, check out:

For more information or to register visit the library or call:(860) 584-7787 x 2021.



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.