YA Preview Month


The Teen Department is hosting a YA Preview Month during May!  We are inviting all 5th graders to participate in any YA programs and activities – this will be their new spot for programming once they are 6th graders!

The Teen Department will be offering a variety of programs throughout May.  Be sure to check the activities board in the YA department or the webpage to find out what’s happening.  Some programs do require registration so please stop at the YA desk to sign up if your child would like to participate.

We hope to see lots of 5th graders all month long so that they can experience the fabulous programs the Teen Department offers!

Show Us the Love on March 19

In today’s tough economy, Bristol Public Library System offers free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills. People of all ages and backgrounds borrow materials, gather for book discussions, and bring their children to storytime. By visiting Bristol’s libraries, people come to find their place in this community. Bristol Public Library System helps this community thrive.

And now we need you to keep us thriving! Won’t you join us in the Bristol City Council chambers for our budget hearing at 6 pm on March 19 and show the Council that you support your libraries?

Computer Lab Closed & Where You Can Go For Help

sad keyDue to the loss of our computer instructor, who has taken a position elsewhere, the Computer Lab at the Main Library is closed and will remain closed until a new instructor is hired. All classes are cancelled and one-on-one instruction will not be available.

We know many of you will be inconvenienced by the closure of our computer lab. If you are looking for computer instruction, Bristol Adult Continuing Education and the Senior Center both offer classes. Contact Bristol Adult Continuing Education at (860) 584-7865 & the Senior Center at (860) 584-7895.

If you are looking for resume writing or job search strategy workshops, contact the New Britain CT Works Center @ (860) 827-6240 or the Newington Goodwill Career Center at (860) 665-0881.

Scanning services are available at Staples on Route 6/Farmington Avenue.

★ Geek the Library: Bristol Posters ★

If you missed our fabulous Geek the Library launch party last Wednesday, here are the first batch of localized posters! Do you recognize any faces?

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Do you live in the Bristol/Forestville area? Would you like your face on a Geek the Library poster? OF COURSE YOU WOULD! Come to the library between 11 and 2 on Saturday, March 16, and have your photo taken for free by Grant of Ginger Lee Originals (G.L.O Photography).

Please wear a black top and bring any props you might need (fishing pole, skateboard, etc). Do not wear or bring trademarked materials (NFL memorabilia, etc).

Questions? Leave them below.