Starting February 3rd, the Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street, will host a new Chess Club, moderated by Muhammed Madni, KMS-Chess. The Chess Club will meet Tuesday & Thursday evenings at the
library, 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Times subject to change). Learn to play, improve your game, meet other players. Players of all levels are wecome! No charge. Register at BPL or call: (860) 584-7787 x 2023.
“The librarians have the phone box!” Wait. WHAT? Yes, we have a TARDIS in our lobby! Our TARDIS isn’t just a refurbished “dimensionally transcendental” filing cabinet, it’s also an Awesome Box. The Awesome Box is a way for you to anonymously share books, CDs, and DVDs that you enjoyed with other patrons. Just put your awesome item in our TARDIS-shaped Awesome Box when you are ready to return it.
If your awesome item is overdue, please have a librarian check the book in before you place it in our TARDIS so you do not continue to accrue fines. Please return less awesome items to the regular book drops.
You can see what’s “Recently Awesome” by visiting the Bristol Public Library System’s Awesome page at bristollibct.awesomebox.io, clicking on the Awesome Box tab on bristollib.com, or following @BristolLibCT on Twitter. If you see something awesome that you want to borrow, click on the item and you will be taken to its record in the catalog. From there you can read more about the item or place it on hold.
Bristol Public Library System’s Awesome Box is inspired by, and presented in collaboration with, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. For more about the Awesome Box program, visit awesomebox.io.
It’s going to be an AWESOME summer.
(As for WHY our Awesome Box looks like a TARDIS … well, the librarians who decide these things really like Doctor Who!)
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.
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.