Friends’ Holiday Book Sale at Manross Library

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will be conducting a holiday book sale, at Manross Memorial Library, in Forestville,

The sale features books, movies, and CDs, including many holiday-themed and gift quality items. All items will be available for purchase whenever the libraries are open from November 30th to December 21st.

Proceeds from the sale will enable the Friends to continue funding activities, programs and equipment throughout the year at the Bristol libraries.

Manross Library Welcomes New Branch Supervisor!

The staff and  patrons of Manross Memorial Library are pleased to welcome Teresa Goulden as the new Supervisor of Branch Services.  Ms. Goulden has worked in the Bristol Public Libraries for 14 years, most recently as Programming and Publicity Manager at the main library.  Ms. Goulden replaces Mrs. Deborah Prozzo who is now the Library Director overseeing both Bristol Libraries.  Welcome aboard!

*******POSTPONED********The Book Thief: The Book Discussion, the Movie and the Lunch*******POSTPONED********


Please join us Wednesday, November 13th at 1:30 PM, for a discussion of “The Book Thief,” Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. No registration is required for the discussion, which will take place in Meeting Room 1 on the lower level of the Main Library. Light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library and the F.N. Manross Memorial Library.

Then, on Saturday, November 16th, we will attend a showing of the film “The Book Thief” at AMC Loew’s, 220 New Britain Avenue, in Plainville; followed by lunch at the Imperial Buffet. Please call to find out what time the group will meet in the lobby of Loew’s Cinema before the movie, and to ‘register’ for the lunch. Participants pay the cost of admission and lunch. All are welcome.

For the movie time, more information, or to register, call or visit either the Main Library, located at 5 High Street in Bristol (ph: 860.584.7787 ext. 2023); or the F.N. Manross Memorial Library, located at 260 Central Street in Forestville (ph: 860.584.7790).

Wireless Printing Is Coming!

SPOT, The Intelligent HotSpotWe’ll soon be changing how we manage our WiFi, which will mean some changes to your WiFi experience:

  • You will need your valid library card number and CASSIE password to sign on to the libraries’ WiFi.
  • You will (finally!) be able to print from your laptop to the libraries’ printers.

If you have questions, please contact Chris, the computer lab instructor, @ 860-584-7787 x2030

A Free Library Card is Your Most Important School Supply

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Bristol Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most import school supply of all — a free library card.

Library resources are available to anyone who has a valid library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs, and services that support academic achievement. Our library offers access to important educational resources, like LearningExpress Library, Transparent Language Online, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Salem Press Research Databases, and more.

For information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Bristol Libraries in person or download a library card application.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month